• Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Design: Luther Bailey

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine

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Operating Hours & Seasons

Access To Site


Reservations are required for tours.

Public access to the Memorial is through a one week advance reservation only,
Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays (allow 1½ hours) at 1:30 PM.

No access Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and during Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) operations.

Call (925) 228-8860 ext. 6520 for more information.

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.