Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center

29 Mar

Columbus, GA claims to be a city unlike any other. With the little baby growing inside, we haven’t exactly been able to experience all that we’d like to do in the area. We’ve had camping plans fall through. Spring rains have cancelled fishing trips. Hiking tends to kick my pregnant booty. You don’t know how much this is killing me. We get so bored not being able to do the things we used to enjoy.

While this area may be lacking in the exciting outdoorsy fun we were used to experiencing in Alaska, it certainly does cater to our (tee-tiny) city desires. Columbus has shopping (ahh, *swoon). Columbus has chain restaurants. Columbus has convenience.

And Columbus has museums!

Today, J had the day off so we decided to finally hit up one of the three museums we have on our list of things to do. First up, was the –

The National Civil War Naval Museum was established to display two great Confederate ships that were brought up from wreckage years ago. Inside you’ll find partial remains of the C.S.S. Chattahoochee and C.S.S. Jackson (which was formerly known as the Muscogee which is now the county in which we reside!).

   

There are many other artifacts, too including old civil war uniforms, tools and weaponry discovered from the ship remains at the bottom of the Chattahoochee River, and old preserved flags from the time period.

Confederate 1st National Flag

 

It was interesting to read all about the battles of the area and to take a small peak into the lives of the sailors. I’m always taken aback at how young those serving could be-

As far as museums go, it’s worth visiting. My only complaint is that I would have liked to have a full audio tour. Reading board after board gets tiresome for me after awhile. There are a few brief cell phone audio tours throughout the exhibit, though which I appreciated.

If you’d like more information, please visit this website.

Come back tomorrow for another edition of Pregnant With Laughter!

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2 Responses to “Port Columbus Civil War Naval Center”

  1. carolina robinette March 30, 2011 at 10:58 am #

    That sounds awesome, its always nice to get out(when you can) and enjoy life!!! I dont wanna sound like a broken record but enjoy it while you can because LOUISIANA has nothing!!!! Well at least the base your going to, you will have to drive to like Baton Rouge to have some fun!!!

  2. Sandy Buske April 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Before you leave the area, be sure to come a little south of Columbus and visit Eufaula National Wildlife Refuge and Lakepoint State Park. We have been resident volunteers on the refuge this past winter, ooming down from the IL/WI stateline area. Best of luck to you and your child on the way. Thank you to your husband for his serving our country. My father served in North Africa in the Army Air Corp during WWII. We plan on visiting this Naval Museum in the next couple of weeks.

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