Who are we?
The Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum preserves and showcases the rich history of Vallejo and the former U.S. Naval Shipyard at Mare Island. Experience captivating narratives revealing the remarkable stories that have shaped this vibrant community.
Located in the ‘Historic Old City Hall’, we invite you to explore Vallejo and U.S. Navy history. Our five galleries offer glimpses into the past, while our working submarine periscope provides a captivating view of the City and Mare Island. Embark on a journey to uncover our rich heritage.
Supporting our community through diverse educational and cultural initiatives, we offer group tours, concerts, lectures, audio-visual presentations, and other special events to enrich the collective experience and foster a deep appreciation for our rich heritage.
With over 25,000 square feet of exhibits maintained in five galleries, we showcase selections from our permanent collections, local private collections, and traveling exhibitions. Additionally, we feature borrowed artifacts from the extensive collection at Mare Island.
Supporting History & Education
At the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum, we are dedicated to preserving and showcasing the diverse and captivating history of the City of Vallejo and the former U.S. Naval Shipyard at Mare Island. Housed within Vallejo’s historic Old City Hall, our museum features five galleries that delve into both community and U.S. Navy history. As a unique highlight, we offer visitors the opportunity to experience the city and Mare Island through a working submarine periscope, providing an excellent panoramic view.
Mission & Vision
Situated within Vallejo’s Old City Hall, the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum is a hub of historical exploration. Our location grants access to five galleries, each meticulously curated to illuminate the rich heritage of our city and its connection to the U.S. Navy. Additionally, the museum proudly features a working submarine periscope, allowing visitors to take in the breathtaking vistas of the City of Vallejo and Mare Island.
Education and Culture:
As an advocate for education and culture, the museum actively sponsors a range of programs to benefit the community. These initiatives include group tours, captivating concerts, and recitals held in our esteemed Heritage Chamber. Additionally, we host enlightening lectures, engaging audio-visual presentations, and other special events that promote learning and appreciation of our shared history.
Prepare to be amazed by the vastness of our museum, which encompasses over 25,000 square feet of exhibit space. Our five galleries are meticulously maintained and showcase a rich array of artifacts. These exhibits draw from the permanent collections of the museum, local private collections, traveling exhibitions, and borrowed artifacts from the extensive collection at Mare Island. The result is an immersive and diverse experience that brings history to life.
The Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum stands as a testament to the vibrant past of Vallejo and its integral role in U.S. Navy history. Through our exhibits, programs, and educational endeavors, we aim to inspire, educate, and foster a deep appreciation for the cultural heritage of our community.
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734 Marin St, Vallejo, CA 94590
Office: (707) 643-0077
- Tues to Fri: 12:00 to 4:00 PM
- Sat: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
- Closed Sun & Mon
- Adults: $5
- Seniors and Students: $3
- Children under 12: Free