National Civil War Naval Museum

A nonprofit organization

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Located in Columbus, Georgia, the National Civil War Naval Museum overlooks the Chattahoochee River. We house the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Other exhibits include a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain’s cabin, an actual cutter or "ship's boat" from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitor’s famous turret, and an immersive panoramic dockside exhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with an exterior and interior view of the CSS Albemarle.

Among our many artifacts, we have the largest collection of Civil War Naval-related flags on display in the country. The collection includes various flags from ships and coastal forts, signal flags and Admirals’ pennants.

Our timeline exhibit takes you month by month through the war showing naval events and features many of the museum’s most rare artifacts, such as the uniform coat of Captain Catesby Jones and Admiral Farragut’s two-star hat insignia.

We host a range of events throughout the year with an emphasis on museumtheatre and historic character interpretation. Additionally, there are living history events, tours, cannon firings, weapons demonstrations, local history projects and more.

The museum cares for a unique collection of nationally important naval artifacts as well as a strong archival research collection. We offer curriculum-based educational programs for elementary and middle school children, and a variety of entertaining public events and programs for the community. Your support helps sustain the museum’s operating budget, which in turn allows us to continue to share the stories about the Civil War navies that you will hear nowhere else.

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National Civil War Naval Museum

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Arts & Culture


PO BOX 1022


(706) 507-3470

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