Battleship USS North Carolina

Wilmington, NC

Where is it at?

Battleship USS North Carolina
1 Battleship Road Northeast


Where are we going today?

Families - are you ready to head to your battle stations!? History is waiting for you at the Battleship USS North Carolina!

Take the whole family to climb about this very authentically restored battleship. Just imagine yourself on those battle stations searching the sky for those enemy aircraft.

The 2 hour self-guided yours will allow you to step back as you walk across the decks. You can learn all about the fierce combat that the crew faced during their days in the Pacific during WWII.

What's great about the Battleship USS North Carolina, is you get to hear the personal stories of the actual men who were determined to grow up, and serve their country. It's more than just facts of the war. Kids will have an eye opening experience as they put faces and names to those men, through photographs, oral histories, and mementoes.

Kids will love the interactive fun on the USS North Carolina, as they can try and steer the ship, even start the engines AND...are you ready for this? Fire the guns! It's YOUR experience! 

There is so much to participate in, within the battleship. You can participate in the in-depth programs to learn all about how she worked. You can experience reenactments which will make you feel closer to history, and you can even check out some behind the scenes tours. 

You can start your day with the introductory movie in the auditorium, then head through the fascinating exhibit before making your way up the gangway. There are climbing ladders (which are pretty fun!) to take you through 9 levels. Don't forget your camera!

Historic fun on the Battleship USS North Carolina! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: $14

Children: $6 (Ages 6 - 11)

Discount: Seniors $10

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

The Back Porch Tour is specific for groups with limited mobility, so they can enjoy just as much of the ship as others! Call for the normal tours to see the accessibility.


When can we go?

Summer: 8am - 8pm. Winter: closes at 5pm

Everyday of the year, including holidays


Any top tips?

Why not have your birthday party on the ship! You get a private space, and a celebratory sailor hat and battleship shirt!

Healthy Eating

It's great to carry bottled water with you, and the odd healthy snack so you can learn on a full tummy! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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