Many of the students enjoy a field trip to the National Civil War Naval Museum. The motto of the museum offers the attraction for learning and enjoyment.
“By telling the stories of the navies of the Civil War, we connect people with the past; giving them a better sense of place and time.”The museum is located in Columbus and overlooks the Chattahoochee River. They house the largest surviving Confederate warship, the CSS Jackson, as well as the wreckage of the CSS Chattahoochee. Other exhibits include a replica of the USS Hartford with its berth deck, ward room and captain’s cabin, an actual cutter or “ship’s boat” from the USS Hartford, a full scale replica of the USS Monitor’s famous turret, and an immersive panoramic dockside exhibit recreating Plymouth, North Carolina, complete with an exterior and interior view of the CSS Albemarle.