• 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 October 4, 2014. For tours, reservations are required at least one week in advance.

Getting Ready for 2016

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!

 

  • Port Chicago Naval Magazine Hosts Commemorative Event and Movie Premier

    Rev. Diane speaks at Port Chicago Memorial event

    On July 21, 2012, the National Park Service, the Friends of Port Chicago National Memorial, the U.S. Army 834th Transportation Battalion at Military Ocean Terminal Concord and 250 attendees from local communities gathered to honor those military and civilians killed in the largest homeland disaster during World War II. Read more

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.