MOTCO Army Base Closed to NPS Memorial Tours
Restricted access MOTCO Army base is closed to all visitors planning to see the Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM. Closure dates include: April, May, June and up to the July 20th NPS comemmoration event of the explosion.
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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
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?
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.