MOTCO Army Base Closed to NPS Memorial Tours
Restricted access MOTCO Army base is closed to all visitors planning to see the Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM. Closure dates include: April, May, June and up to the July 20th NPS comemmoration event of the explosion.
Fees & Reservations
How To Visit
Reservations are required and must be made at least two weeks prior to your visit to the Memorial. Government photo ID numbers required for military base access.
All visitors to the Memorial must enter with the National Park Service. The U.S. Army requires even active U.S. Military to make a reservation. Military Ocean Terminal Concord is a controlled access area. All visitors to the site must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
To request a reservation: at least two weeks before your planned visit, call or e-mail us with the following information about each visitor.
All visitors are shuttled to the Memorial on National Park Service vehicles from the Military Ocean Terminal Concord (Concord Naval Weapons Station) Identification (ID) Office.
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Call today to reserve your seat at (925) 228-8860.
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.