Battleship North Carolina

Step back in time and let history come alive when you visit the Battleship North Carolina, permanently moored in Wilmington, NC


The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, when She serves as a memorial.
Summer Hours:
Friday before Memorial Day (May 27, 2011) through Labor Day (September 5, 2011): 8:00 am – 8:00 pm,
except Independence Day (4th of July) when the ship closes at 6:00pm for enforcement of firework safety zone.
Winter Hours: Tuesday following Labor Day (September 6, 2011) through Thursday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2012): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except Christmas Day when the Ship opens at noon.
Ticket sales end one hour before closing.


U.S.S. North Carolina
A Top Attraction

Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theater during World War II.From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.
Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. The Battleship North Carolina—it’s your experience.


  • Adults: 12 and over: $12.00
  • Seniors: 65 and over: $10.00
  • Military: Active or retired with military ID: $10.00
  • Children: 6 through 11: $6.00
  • Children: 5 and under: Free
  • Friends of the Battleship Members: Free

For homeschools, schools, groups or tours, please call 910-251-5797 for pricing and reservations.
The Battleship gladly accepts Cash, VISA or MasterCard. We do not accept personal checks.

#1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401
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