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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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The Battleship North Carolina is definitely a must see in Wilmington. Allow yourself a few hours to... read more

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SueDNH
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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Amazing visit to the Battleship North Carolina. This is a very large ship and you are allowed... read more

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James D
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Akron, Ohio
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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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“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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"below deck"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed today via mobile

The Battleship North Carolina is definitely a must see in Wilmington. Allow yourself a few hours to tour. Majority of the ship is available for touring with good directions. The addition of the new boardwalk surrounding the ship give you a beautiful walk as well...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing visit to the Battleship North Carolina. This is a very large ship and you are allowed throughout the vessel...4-5 levels above deck and the same below deck. Be prepared for steep ladders that allow access between the decks. The ship is a city at...More

Thank James D
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Reviewed 2 days ago

What a great day off I spent. Touring this beautiful old Steel Soldier was a treat. If you get anywhere near Wilmington NC then you simply must visit this old Lady of the Sea!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit on the North Carolina. What an historic ship! So many brave stories of valor and honor. We all had a wonderful time going stem to stern on this amazing vessel. The work the foundation does is unbelievable in keeping her...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We live military museums. Anytime you can get on one of these things, it’s great to see the history and the conditions that are soldiers and sailors thought under. It’s interesting to also take into perspective the technology that they had to work with back...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is our second time here with the family, and it did not disappoint. My boys (8, 6, and 2) all loved it. $10 admission for military. I recommend it for anyone with an interest in history or military.

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

While doesn't want to see a battleship? Very well done. Love seeing it across the water and in person. Great museum before entry discussing the history of other ships of the same name and the build. Great to see the inside and the care.

Thank Nicole O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had previously toured the Battleship Wisconsin in Norfolk, so I was pleasantly surprised when I was able to see so much more of the Battleship NC. Most of what you explore is below deck, so it was nice even though it was a hot...More

Thank Patricia K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The number of men in such tight quarters is astounding.Recommend you read info & learn while you go through the ship. Imagine how hot it was in the different areas. Even sleep quarters where you have a chain stack of 5 bunks. Went early avoided...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like military stuff, this is a must. Good tours, easy to get to. Not expensive. Volunteers are excellent.

Thank cadworks
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battmomma
18 May 2018|
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Response from mpriest_11 | Reviewed this property |
Sort off. There are a lot of ladders you have to climb up and down.
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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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