Christmas on the Monitor

The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606
United States 100 Museum Drive Newport News 23606


  • "Crew" Tickets: $$55
  • "Officer" Ticket: $$100
  • "Reserved Officer’s"/Sponsor Table for eight: $$1000

A December holiday event commemorating the one and only Christmas spent on the ironclad Monitor before its tragic sinking on December 30, 1862. Climb aboard the Monitor to enjoy a meal and experience daily life of the enlisted men and officers of the famed ironclad warship. Dine as an Officer or a Crew Member, and experience the typical meal of a sailor. With a drink in hand (whiskey grog, of course!) interact with costumed reenactors who will teach knot-tying lessons and provide live interpretation throughout the dinner. The evening will conclude with a cannon firing! More surprises are in store for those who attend, including door prizes and a raffle. Period dress or cocktail attire is recommended.