5100 Armour Road
Columbus, GA 31904
Phone: (706) 653-1330
Fax: (706) 653-1695
Arts & Museums
National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus
Mo from 12:30 PM to 04:30 PM,Tu to Sa from 10:00 AM to 04:30 PM,Su from 12:30 PM to 04:30 PM
The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus is distinguished as being the lone museum in U.S. that describes the tale of the Union and Confederate navies during the Civil War. It contains American Civil War military vessels, uniforms, equipment and weapons of that period. But the main focal point is the 180-foot (55 m) hull of the CSS Jackson which was sunk during the Civil War and recovered from the bed of the Chattahoochee river in the 1960s. The guided tours are highly informative and there is a museum shop to look for mementos. The museum also regularly arranges for interactive events like the battle experience theater and an interactive Confederate ironclad ship simulator.