• Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Design: Luther Bailey

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine

    National Memorial California

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  • PORT CHICAGO NM CLOSURE

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM is currently open from August 4th - 19th, 2014. For tours, reservations are required at least one week in advance.

Laws & Policies

Firearms
As of February 22, 2010, a new federal law allows people who can legally possess firearms under applicable federal, state, and local laws, to legally possess firearms in this park.

It is the responsibility of visitors to understand and comply with all applicable state, local, and federal firearms laws before entering this park. As a starting point, visit the California Attorney General's website.

Federal law also prohibits firearms in certain facilities in this park; those places are marked with signs at all public entrances.

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.