Museum & Art Gallery in Portsmouth, VA
Exploring the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard Museum is a panoramic experience, covering over 250 years of Portsmouth's history. Come explore the fascinating history of America's oldest and biggest naval shipyard, which is situated on the Portsmouth, Virginia's waterfront. During the Revolutionary War, the shipyard was described by the British as the most considerable one in America. It's been burned three times by retreating armies because of its strategic importance. Many historic ships have been built here, including the CSS VIRGINIA (EX-MERRIMAC) the 1st ironclad to engage in battle.