NPS Tour at Port Chicago
Tours of the memorial are dependent of NPS staffing and access granted by the U.S. Army. The memorial may be closed by the army at any time. Tours are usually available Thurs., Fri., and Sats. at 1:30 PM.
69th Annual Commemoration
Please join us on Saturday July 20, 2013 for the 69th annual commemoration of the Port Chicago explosion. On the night of July 17, 1944, a massive explosion killed 320 men instantly as they were loading munitions bound for the Pacific Theater.
Come celebrate the legacy these men at the10:00 a.m. ceremony. Afterward, Park Rangers will be giving short programs. There will be a showing a Port Chicago film and opportunities to socialize.
Because the event will be held on an active military base, all visitors must have reservations and a security check. When reserving your spot, please be ready to provide:
· First and Last Name
Did You Know?
Port Chicago National Memorial is not only a tribute to the 320 men who died in the WWII explosion, but it became the touchstone for desegrgation in the military.