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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.

Preserving History, 168 Years in the Making

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.

Website Overhaul

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.

Tax Deductible and Incredibly Rewarding

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

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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.

Help us Paint the Chapel

Kiosks for the MGV Sail Memorial

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1100 Railroad Ave, Vallejo, CA 94592
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