Mobile, Alabama is home to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park - a beautiful tribute, history lesson and military attraction.
There are a number of exhibits you can visit to enable your family to step back into an era of bravery, adventure and comradery. The USS ALABAMA was the receipient of nine WWII Battle Stars, serviced the Pacific Fleet, fought in Okinawa and led the American fleet in Tokyo Bay. Ever climbed inside an actual gun turret? Well now you can, as well as man a 12mm gun and get locked in the brig!
Alongside the USS ALAMABA itself, sits other combat and miliatary vessels such as the Submarine USS DRUM which conducted 13 war patrols and awarded 12 Campaign stars. Famiies can even get right up close and climb inside the ship, and really experience what the Navy submariners would have gone through.
In addition to these two great naval ships, the musuem is home to at least 25 great aircraft that will help you understand and re-live their glory days, including "Calamity Jane" and the A-12 "Blackbird".
There are fascinating overnight tour options available for your Scout group where you can spend the night in the onsite accommodations and take tours of the vessels.
It's a great, hands-on way to understand and learn about history and the heroes of our country.
$15.00 (ages 12 and up)
$6.00 (ages 6 - 11)
AAA, AARP, Active Duty discounts available
Make sure you allow at least 2.5 hours to see everything, and there are a lot of ladders to ensure you wear closed toe, comfortable shoes
For that recharge needed, there is the Galley snack bar and vending machines where you can purchase basic snacks and drinks, and also a picnic area on site to use if you bring you own lunch.
This fascinating look into history is located at 2703 Battleship Parkway (Highway 90/98) You will find this just off Interstate 10, using exits 27 or 30
The USS ALABAMA is living history and a great option for student studying history to not only learn about WWII history, but also Alabama history, Maths and Science.
A giftshop is located on the premises where you can purchase toys, and books, as well as military memorabilia, Alabama memorabilia, and even memorabilia on the city of Mobile.
If you feel you might miss out on experiencing this impressive piece of history, think again! The main deck of battleship is handicap accessible, as well as the Aircraft Pavilion.
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Baby changing tables are located in the disabled toilets.
Open daily at 8.00am, Closes at 5pm or 6pm depending on season
Open everyday except Christmas Day.
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