Public AccessPublic access to the Memorial is through a two week advance reservation only on Thursdays, Fridays or Saturdays (allow 1½ hours) beginning at 12:30 PM. No access Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and during Military Ocean Terminal Concord (MOTCO) operations.
Reserving A TourReservations are required and must be made at least two weeks prior to your visit to the Memorial. Government photo ID numbers (state driver's license) required for military base access. All visitors to the Memorial must enter with the National Park Service. The U.S. Army requires even active U.S. Military to make a reservation. Military Ocean Terminal Concord is a controlled access area. All visitors to the site must be U.S. Citizens or permanent residents.
Required InformationTo request a reservation: at least two weeks before your planned visit, call or email us with the following information about each visitor.
1. First name, Middle Name (no initials), Last Name
2. Phone Number
3. Date of Birth
4. Government Issued Identification Number (i.e, State Driver's License or Identification Card).
Pick Up and Drop Off LocationAll visitors are shuttled to the Memorial in a National Park Service vehicle from John Muir National Historic Site (4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA). Please be at John Muir NHS by 12:30 PM on your tour date.
Reservation Phone Number
925-228-8860 ext. 6520
Special Use Permits
Note: Port Chicago Naval Magazine National Memorial is on an active military base. Due to restrictions with access, and frequent base closures, not all dates and times are available. The base is subject to close access wihout much notice. Please contact the park to discuss your plans before filling out forms, to find out if there is any long-term closures planned.
Last updated: October 22, 2021