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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 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.
Host Your Event on the Island
Make your own history at these historic event venues.
St. Peter’s Chapel
Built in 1901, the historic chapel features the largest collection of Tiffany Stained Glass windows under one roof.
Host your outdoor event at the historic residence built for the highest ranking officer of the Island.
A beautiful stroll down historic Captain’s Row connects the two venues. Rent both for a discounted rate!
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.
Questions or comments about the foundation? Leave us a message and we’ll respond as quickly as possible.