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.
Plan Your Visit
Please visit "Fees & Reservations" to visit the site.
Visitors arrive at the Memorial by park shuttle from the entrance gate to the Concord Naval Weapons Station, receive a guided tour of the Memorial, and are shuttled back to the pick up location.
Every July, an annual Commemorative Event takes place at the Memorial to honor those who died at Port Chicago while serving their country during World War II.
Accessiblity: Transportation is accessible to wheel chair users with advanced notice. The Memorial is on one level.
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.