Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NC

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Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NCAs 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!

The 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 the ship

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.

Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NCSee 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!

Battleship North Carolina in Wilmington, NCThe 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!
8am-8pm (Memorial Day Weekend-Labor Day);
8am-5pm (Labor Day-Memorial Day Weekend)

 Last ticket sold one hour prior to closing.  For more information call (910) 251-5797

Admission Prices:
Adult 12 years and older: $12.00
Children 6-11 years old: $6.00
Children 5 & under are Free
Seniors (65 & older) Active & Retired Military: $10.00

The Battleship gladly accepts Cash, VISA or MasterCard. They do not accept personal checks.

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