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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Great historic site

We took our 9 year old who loves history and the military. He had a great time! The volunteers were... read more

Reviewed today
Jennifer H
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Bluffton, South Carolina
via mobile
Informative and Interesting

There is ever so much to see. We never imagined that we could be so interested in seeing all this... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Maureen J
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Whittier, California
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As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Step aboard the most decorated US Battleship of WWII! Explore nine decks, crew's quarters, gun turrets, and much more. Discover where history comes alive. Located at the junctions of highways 17, 76, 74, 421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Open every day!
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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“self guided tour” (431 reviews)
“engine room” (88 reviews)
“during wwii” (88 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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+1 910-399-9100
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"self guided tour"
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"engine room"
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"during wwii"
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"below deck"
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"steep stairs"
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"gun turrets"
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"great ship"
in 43 reviews
"mess hall"
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"sleeping quarters"
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"greatest generation"
in 36 reviews
"piece of history"
in 75 reviews
"post office"
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"own pace"
in 85 reviews
"north carolina"
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"great history lesson"
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"crew members"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We took our 9 year old who loves history and the military. He had a great time! The volunteers were fantastic! We went on a day where they were giving numerous tours, I think it was called Battleship 101. Absolutely worth every moment. We spent...More

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is ever so much to see. We never imagined that we could be so interested in seeing all this ship has to offer! Be prepared to walk, walk, walk, and climb, climb, climb, and you will feel you got more than your time and...More

Thank Maureen J
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our large family group spent a delightful Friday afternoon on the ship. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to make our way through everything, but time flew by. There were ample things to see and tour and the descriptions/displays were better than expected. This...More

Thank Daniel B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I go for a guys' weekend each year, and this time we went to the Wilmington area. On a rainy Saturday afternoon, we visited the USS North Carolina. The tour was so interesting, and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and...More

Thank Ralph D
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Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd visit and would still go again as there is so much to see and they continue to improve the museum. Phone app audio guide new since last visit recommended. Lots of walking and climbing. Plan on several hours if you want to see it...More

Thank mark s
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a MUST to see. You will go back again to visit. Trust me.... But to wear good shoes. You are up/down stairs. What a GREAT HISTORY to see!!!!

Thank Pat2448
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My son loved every second. Make sure you have plenty of time set aside to tour ship. The lower part of the ship was our favorite. Friendly staff.

Thank jdgrieves16
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this visit with students on a field trip! Excellent display cards with information about life when the ship was operational. Very friendly and helpful staff. Needed more time to see everything but means we need to return! A must see if you're in the...More

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Spend two hours here, and you'll find it an interesting bit of history, military, machinery, and a self-contained world. Fascinating, even if you're not into these sorts of things.

Thank David R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this is the only surviving example of her class ship and not to be missed if you're a history buff. Attendants in the museum are hugely informative and know everything about the ship. The North Carolina class was a bit earlier then the...More

Thank BirdofJay
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coxfencing
17 October 2017|
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Response from W4943QVdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the ship
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Amy20p
7 September 2017|
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Response from jennanddash | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if strollers were allowed, but I would wait til he's old enough to walk on his own. There are a lot of steep narrow stairs.
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Barbara V
13 August 2017|
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Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
$14 for adults and $10 for seniors, vets and kids.
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