Getting Through the COVID-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving situation. Please know that your health and safety is our highest priority. To help minimize the potential spread of the coronavirus with our community, the museum will be closed until it is deemed safe to reopen. The museum has also canceled all public programming. We will continue to monitor the situation and follow the recommendations of the WHO, the CDC, The Virginia Department of Health, and the City of Virginia Beach.

During this difficult time, please make every effort to keep yourself well informed.

What closing means to the museum

Not being able to open for the usually busy Spring season brings a heavy financial burden to our small nonprofit. Along with keeping our doors closed and not being able to have large gatherings, we are unable to launch our planned Spring Fundraising event. And as with many other Virginia Beach Oceanfront businesses, the cancellation of the Shamrock Marathon Weekend, the Something In The Water Festival, the Patriotic Fest, and other events brings a body blow to crucial Spring income. It is urgent that the museum raises the funds to see us through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Please Help

You can make an online donation:

Using Paypal

https://vbsurfrescuemuseum.org/donate/

Using a credit card:

https://vbsurfrescuemuseum.org/saveourstories-donation/

Your continued support will make the difference. We are so excited to prepare for reopening with our Spring Fundraiser, our new exhibits, and walking tours like the Ghost Walk and the new Naval History Tour. We look forward to opening as soon as we can.

Thank You!