History Everywhere You Turn

In 1854, Mare Island became the site of the first naval base on the West Coast. For 142 Years, the Mare Island Naval Shipyard played an integral and incredible role in the shaping US History, and the reminders and remnants of that history are here on the Island for you to experience.

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“California will grow strong and flourish, and her people will be prosperous, happy and free.”

- General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo

The Mare Island Historic Park Foundation

Our Mission is to operate a museum to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of the Mare Island Naval Shipyard, and to present exhibits and programs that explore, educate, and celebrate the diverse military and cultural aspects of the base.

General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo, whose mare the Island is named for.

Historic Scenic Venues

Host Your Event on the Island

Make your own history at these historic event venues.

Join the Foundation as a Sustaining Member

Proceeds from membership allow us to continue to preserve the rich history of Mare Island also comes with exclusive benefits. Memberships start at only $25 / year and make a great gift.

Private Events and Discounts

Events like movie nights and discounts on merchandise and ticketed events.

Complimentary Island Tours

Book a tour for yourself or bring a group and experience the history.

Contact Us

Questions or comments about the foundation? Leave us a message and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.

1100 Railroad Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
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