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.
Our Staff & Offices
Tom Leatherman, General Superintendent
Sue Fritzke, Deputy Superintendent
Morgan Smith, Chief of Interpretation
Jim MacDonald, Interpretive Supervisor
Ralph Bell, Chief of Maintenance
Email the Chief of Administration | (925) 228-8860 Ext. 6401
Paul Scolari, Chief of Cultural Resources
Email the Chief of Cultural Resources I (510) 232-1542 Ext. 6641
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.