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Battleship North Carolina
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NameBattleship North Carolina
Address#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
Brief DescriptionOne of the most decorated ships of World War II
CategoryHistoric Site
DescriptionAs you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself at sea in 1942 searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Discover how this heroic Ship and brave crew fought in every major naval offensive in the Pacific of WWII. This is an historic adventure you don’t want to miss!

The self-guided tour of this authentically restored World War II-era combatant is well-marked so that you can tour at your own pace and it takes approximately two hours to complete. For the enthusiast, it can easily take three to four hours to fully experience the ship, particularly with the extensive interpretive signage throughout the ship

Begin your tour in the Visitors Center with the orientation film that takes you through the wartime history of the ship and her current role as a memorial. There are also exhibits to view before going onboard the Battleship. Onboard, portions of nine decks are open where you can enter gun turrets, inspect the bridge, view officer's and crew's quarters, sick bay, engine room, and much more. Discover how the ship was like a floating city with hotel facilities, diners, movie theater, church, post office, laundry, ice cream shop, soda fountain, newspaper, barber shops and repair shops for almost everything.

See one of the seven remaining Vought Kingfisher floatplanes in the world. Visit, too, the Roll of Honor that memorializes the names of the more than 10,000 North Carolinians from all the branches of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to their Country during World War II.

The NORTH CAROLINA is preserved in all her glory just as she was in World War II, a defining moment in history. She will captivate your heart by giving you a deeper appreciation of what it took to bring victory and peace to the world. Discover our new visual displays that interpret the Ship for a younger generation.

Located one hour north of Myrtle Beach on Highway 17 North on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington, NC at the junction of highways 17/74/76/421: Open Every Day! 8am-8pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend); 8am-5pm (Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend). Last ticket sold one hour prior to closing. (910) 251-5797
Phone 1(910) 399-9100
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Time Allowance~ 2 hour self-guided tour
CostAges 6 - 11: $6.00, 12 +: $10.00 under restriction
Hours8 am - 5 pm until further notice, ticket sales end 1 hour prior to closing
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Last Updated7/6/2020
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