you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself at your
battle station searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may
happen next. Discover how this
heroic Ship and brave crew fought in every major naval offensive in the Pacific
of WWII. This is an historic
adventure you donít want to miss!
self-guided tour of this authentically restored World War II-era
combatant is well-marked so that you can tour at your own pace and
it takes approximately two hours to complete. For the enthusiast,
it can easily take three to four hours to fully experience the ship,
particularly with the extensive interpretive signage throughout
Begin your tour in the Visitors
Center with the orientation film that takes you through the wartime
history of the ship and her current role as a memorial. There are
also exhibits to view before going onboard the Battleship. Onboard,
portions of nine decks are open where you can enter gun turrets,
inspect the bridge, view officer's and crew's quarters, sick bay,
engine room, and much more. Discover how the ship was like a floating
city with hotel facilities, diners, movie theater, church, post
office, laundry, ice cream shop, soda fountain, newspaper, barber
shops and repair shops for almost everything.
See one of the seven remaining
Vought Kingfisher floatplanes in the world. Visit, too, the Roll
of Honor that memorializes the names of the more than 10,000 North
Carolinians from all the branches of the armed forces who gave their
lives in service to their Country during World War II.
Conclude your visit in the
Pepsi Canteen and the Ship's Store or enjoy a picnic in Battleship
Park on the Cape Fear River overlooking historic downtown Wilmington.
They are open every day
for you to explore. Check
out their award winning website! http://www.battleshipnc.com/visitors/sws.php
NORTH CAROLINA is preserved in all her glory just as she was in
World War II, a defining moment in history. She will captivate
your heart by giving you a deeper appreciation of what it took to
bring victory and peace to the world. Discover our new visual
displays that interpret the Ship for a younger generation.
Located one hour north of
Myrtle Beach on Highway 17 North across from historic downtown Wilmington, NC at the junction of highways 17/74/76/421:
Open Every Day!
(Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day);
(Labor Day-Memorial Day Weekend)
Last ticket sold
one hour prior to closing. For more information call (910)
12 years and older: $12.00
6-11 years old: $6.00
5 & under are Free
(65 & older) Active & Retired Military: $10.00
The Battleship gladly accepts
Cash, VISA or MasterCard. They do not accept personal checks.