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Battleship North Carolina

Closed Now: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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See a piece of history.Learn about the nation and war effort.How the veterans served and conditions.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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The ship is amazing. There was a lot of history. The gift shop had a lot of souvenirs to choose... read more

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“during wwii”(97 reviews)
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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...more
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1 Battleship Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401-2577
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Reviewed yesterday

See a piece of history.Learn about the nation and war effort.How the veterans served and conditions.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HugoDanner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ship is amazing. There was a lot of history. The gift shop had a lot of souvenirs to choose from. Definitely go on a cooler day, so you can explore comfortably.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Hellokittie67
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very historical place to visit. Tours throughout the day but almost the entire ship is open. You can go on your own. Very well done. Engine room, crews quarters, bridge 16 inch gun virtually the entire ship is open to the public. Plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BW350
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time. Our family loved the nostalgic history. Staff was very friendly and helpful. The ship is very clean. This is worth the time and money for all ages 2 to 100 years old. We all can learn and enjoy our history...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Foodiebythesea
Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS North Carolina BB-55 is a breathtaking part of restored history. You can’t fathom the size of a battleship until you have stepped foot on one. This amazing part of history has been restored for all to appreciate and there is something new to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank cricketsmith1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently were in Wilmington, NC and had the opportunity to visit the USS North Carolina. Loving all things about military history we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. It had been over thirty years since in had been previously. I would encourage anyone to spend a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Z6196BUtoml
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed visiting this awesome piece of our history. Make sure you find time to take one of their behind-the-scenes tours; you will learn much more than just a self guided tour.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank twoguysNC
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The USS North Carolina, and it's sister ship, is a North Carolina class battle ship and very fast. Only the three Iowa class battleships are bigger

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As part of our visit to Wilmington, this was a "must-do" for us. Wife and I, plus 6yo boy and 4yo girl visited on a blustery Sunday. We spent almost two hours there and could have stayed longer (especially if the facilities had been restored...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank NCfamily77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My dad is a Navy veteran of War War II and is now 93 and still with us today. I love these ships due to him being in the service. This ship is so big and amazing. Going through the ship I could just see...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Nick O
6 September 2018|
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Response from TJ F | Reviewed this property |
This is an excellent place to go on a field trip. There is a 10-minute film you can check out before boarding that gives a brief account of the history of this ship. There is a lot to see, so be prepared to spend at least... More
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.
17 October 2017|
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