• Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Design: Luther Bailey

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine

    National Memorial California

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    Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM is closed to the public by the US Army from June 22, 2014 until September 18, 2014. There are no tours available to the memorial during this time.

Fees & Reservations

THE MEMORIAL IS CLOSED June 22 - September 18, 2014.

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 email us with the following information about each visitor.

  1. First name-Middle name (no initials) Last name
  2. Phone Number
  3. Date of Birth
  4. Government Issued Identification Number (i.e., State Driver's License or Identification Card)

Tours are available Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1:30 PM (allow 1½ hours). Not all dates and times may be available. No public access Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays.

Closed on Thanksgiving Day (November 28th, 2013), Christmas Day (December 25th, 2013), and New Year's Day (January 1, 2014).

All visitors are shuttled to the Memorial in a National Park Service vehicle from John Muir National Historic Site (4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA). Please be at John Muir NHS by 12:45 PM on your tour date.

Call today to reserve your seat at (925) 228-8860 ext. 6520

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.