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.
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!
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?
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.