Costumed Interpreters at The Mariners' Museum in Newport News, VA

Costumed Interpreters at The Mariners' Museum

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


  • Free with Museum Admission: $Free

Sailors, cooks, surgeons, signalman’s mates and more from the 17th and 18th century will roam the galleries at The Mariners’ Museum on select dates throughout the year. Enjoy learning about life aboard the USS Monitor or CSS Virginia, join in singing songs of the American Civil War and sea shanties and explore the world of an 18th century ship’s surgeon, just to name a few. Using reproduction and orginial objects, interpreters add to the visitor experience by connecting the past with the every day of the present. Eric Jeanneret, who portrays the USS Monitor cook and a colonial ship's cook, brings a table full of kitchen and food items—including sea biscuits that while baked five years ago, would have been considered a “fresh” breakfast in the terms of the military. Visit the Museum’s online event calendar to see who you’ll encounter on these dates!