To protect staff and visitors, the Portsmouth Museums are requiring masks for everyone ages 2 and above.

In 1989, the Lightship PORTSMOUTH was designated a National Historic Landmark. Now a museum, the ship’s quarters are fitted out with period accessories, photographs, models, and other maritime artifacts.

ARTICLES & ACTIVITIES

Uniform

Uniforms of the United States Army Infantryman

From the Civil War to the Gulf

Take a visual journey through time to see how the average American Soldier was outfitted from the Civil War through the Gulf, with special glimpses at artifacts in our Collection not on public display.

Divine Wind and Tortured Metal

The Kamikaze Attack on USS Sangamon
By Ross Patterson II, Assistant Curator, Portsmouth Museums

Paddle Battle

KAYAK AND SUP RACE

From High Street Landing to the Hammerhead Crane
on the Elizabeth River

September 11, 2021

9:30 a.m – 4:30 p.m.

Live Music featuring Soul Intent • Kids Activities • Living History • Food and Beverage
(including a Signature Punch)

PROCEEDS BENEFIT FRIENDS OF THE NAVAL SHIPYARD MUSEUM