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. Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews' stories. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. Join the crew and be a part of battleship history at the Battleship North Carolina!
HOURSMemorial Day-Labor Day 8am-8pm (Summer); Labor Day-Memorial Day 8am-5pm (Winter); last ticket sold 1 hour before closing. Ship closes at 6pm on July 4th for fireworks, and opens at noon on Christmas Day.
OUR BUSINESS OFFERSAmusements
HELPFUL HINTSWear comfortable clothing. Make sure to bring your camera but have a strap to hang on tight to it. Be prepared to explore! Leave large bags at home. Climbing can be difficult while trying to move around.
MUST SEEAll nine decks!
RESTRICTIONSHandicap access limited to main deck.