Museum/Program/Site States: Virginia

Watermen’s Heritage Foundation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore

The mission of the Watermen’s Heritage Foundation of Virginia’s Eastern Shore is to preserve the history, celebrate the present and encourage the future for the Watermen of Virginia’s Eastern Shore.

Mariners’ Museum

Remains of the ironclad USS Monitor anchor this extensive museum exploring global maritime history.

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum

Reedville Fishermen’s Museum is located in the unincorporated town of Reedville along the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Northumberland County, Virginia.

Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum and the Lightship Museum

In 1989, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark. Now a museum, the ship’s quarters are fitted out realistically and filled with fascinating artifacts, uniforms, photographs, models, and…

Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum

The Virginia Beach Surf & Rescue Museum honors and preserves the history of Virginia’s maritime heritage, coastal communities, the United States Lifesaving Service, and the United States Coast Guard along…


Nauticus is a maritime-themed science center and museum located on the downtown waterfront in Norfolk, Virginia, also known as the National Maritime Center.

Museum of Chincoteague Island

The Museum of Chincoteague Island, located at 7125 Maddox Boulevard, Chincoteague, Virginia, United States, celebrates the people, culture and heritage of Chincoteague Island.

Hampton Roads Naval Museum

The Hampton Roads Naval Museum is one of ten Navy museums that are operated by the Naval History & Heritage Command.