• Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Design: Luther Bailey

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine

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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.

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THE MEMORIAL IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC EXCEPT FOR THE FOLLOWING DATES:

OPEN FROM AUGUST 4TH – AUGUST 19TH – RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED FOR TOURS.

Please visit "Fees & Reservations" to visit the site.

Visitors arrive at the memorial by NPS shuttle. All visitors with approved reservations are required to meet at the John Muir NHS (4202 Alhambra Ave. , Martinez) on the day of their approved tour at 12:45 PM.

Accessiblity: Transportation is accessible to wheel chair users with advanced notice. The Memorial is on one level.

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.