Support the Cause.
Preserving 142 Years of Naval Shipyard History.
Like what we’re doing? There are many ways you can support the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation. As a 501(c)3, contributions may be tax deductible as allowed by law. Our Federal Tax/EIN number is 68-0352022.
Become a Member starting at $25 / year (special perks included)
Past Funded Projects
Founded in 1996, The Mare Island Historical Park Foundation has dedicated itself to preserving and refurbishing various landmarks across the island for future generations to enjoy. Check out some of our past projects below:
The MGV Sail
In October 2019, the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation hosted a celebration to commemorate the permanent installation of the sail of the Mariano G. Vallejo SSBN 658 (MGV). This ceremony was a the culmination of over a decade of work and planning, and over $200K in donations.
New Roof on the Chapel
St. Peter’s Chapel is the oldest Naval Chapel in the United States. The addition of the new roof added an entirely refreshed look to this stunning landmark, as well as helped preserve this priceless historic asset for years to come.
We updated our website to better define the vision we have for the future of the island’s preservation and to give the public a window into history.
The Easiest Membership You’ve Ever Joined
Becoming a sustaining member of the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation has its benefits. Join a unique group of philanthropists with an enthusiasm for experiencing history and entertainment.
Access to private events like movie nights and dinners
Complimentary island tours for yourself or a group
• Individual (free tour for one)
• Family (free tour for two)
• Farragut’s Club (free tour plus as many guests as you want to bring).
• Business Sustaining (free group tour for your staff).
• Foundational Sponsor (free tour for any of your staff and friends at any time).
Discounts on historical merchandise from the museum store
Members receive 5% off of their private reservations at St. Peter's Chapel or the Admiral's Mansion
Unrestricted Funds: these funds are used to keep our programs going, our printers stocked, and our lights on. Any amount would help us to fulfill our mission.
Current Improvement Projects
We believe in transparency and showing you where your dollars really go. Any amount helps us to finish either of the projects listed below.
Chapel Siding Restoration
Kiosks for the MGV Sail Memorial
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