Mare Island Full Walking Tour

Discover the historic core of Mare Island

Mare Island Full Walking Tour

Vallejo, California 94592, United States

Created By: Mare Island Historic Park Foundation

Tour Information

Walk or drive through over 150 years of Mare Island history, including stops at key Foundation landmarks: St. Peter's Chapel, The Admiral’s Mansion and the USS Vallejo Submarine Sail memorial. Along the way, see “Captain’s Row,” the lushness and incredible tree collection (and bunkers!) of Alden Park, the original Admin Building, the original Pipe Shop, the launching of the USS California, the dry docks…The stories of the Island are brought to life.

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What You'll See on the Tour

BUILT IN 1901, ST. PETER’S Chapel is the oldest surviving Naval chapel in the United States. It is home to one of the largest collections of Tiffany stained glass windows under one roof and is filled with historic naval memorials. St. Pe... Read more
As the name suggests, the Admiral in charge of Mare Island and his family lived in the spacious, Neo-Classical style mansion.  You may also notice as you walked along Walnut, other officer's mansions, which are similar but smaller than the... Read more
This lush and old fashioned-looking circular park, is centered around a quaint, 19th-century bandstand—that, and a 28-foot intercontinental ballistic missile launched from a Cold War-era nuclear-powered submarine. Taking a closer look, Al... Read more


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