• Port Chicago Naval Magazine. Design: Luther Bailey

    Port Chicago Naval Magazine

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    Port Chicago Naval Magazine NM is closed to the public by the US Army from April 16 - May 21, 2014. There are no tours available until May 22, 2014.


Reservations are required to visit the Memorial. All visitors are shuttled to the Memorial on National Park Service vehicles from the Concord Naval Weapons Station Identity (ID) Office.

Car: From San Francisco, take Interstate 80 (Bay Bridge) to Hwy 4 East...from Berkeley & Oakland, take Interstate 80 West to Hwy 4 East...from San Jose or Walnut Creek, take Interstate 680 north to Hwy 242. Exit at Port Chicago Hwy North. After passing under Hwy 4, go through 3 lights, pass the tan buildings on your right, make a right turn into visitor parking lot at Military Ocean Terminal Concord.

Airports: Accessible from Oakland International Airport, approx. 45 minutes; San Francisco International Airport, approx. 60 minutes; San Jose International Airport, approx. 90 minutes (estimated times are without traffic).

Did You Know?

Port Chicago National Memorial

Port Chicago National Memorial is not only a tribute to the 320 men who died in the WWII explosion, but it became the touchstone for desegrgation in the military.