• 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 closed until September 18, 2014. For tours, reservations are required at least one week in advance.

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Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial

To help with furthering education about this site, the National Park Service does accept donations.

If you have a specific project in mind that you would like to support, please call us Wednesday through Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM (PT) at 925-228-8860.

Checks may be made out to either the National Park Service or Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial and may be mailed to:

Eugene O'Neill NHS

P.O. Box 280

Danville, CA 94526

Friends of Port Chicago

As the newest National Park site (#392), this group is all about supporting the memorial, the survivors and the memory of the men who perished there.

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.