• Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Design: Luther Bailey

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine

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  • PORT CHICAGO NM CLOSURE

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM is currently closed until September 18, 2014. For tours, reservations are required at least one week in advance.

For Kids

Port Chicago disaster scene

Kids can learn more about the Port Chicago disaster and civil rights by clicking on the link(s) underneath the main "For Kids" menu. We will be adding more information and links over time. Please check back.

Did You Know?

Port Chicago National Memorial

After the Port Chicago explosion on July 17, 1944, where more than 5000 tons of TNT went off, the deepwater harbor and piers were completely destroyed. Surprisingly, the harbor and pier were back up and running in a month.