All Hands on Deck! - Carolina Country

All Hands on Deck!

The Battleship North Carolina is a stimulating place to visit

All Hands on Deck!

At the time of her commissioning in 1941, she was considered the world’s greatest sea weapon. Today, moored on the Cape Fear River across from downtown Wilmington, the Battleship North Carolina is an authentically restored memorial and a stimulating place to visit.

Battleship NC Bridge Volunteer

All photos courtesy of Battleship North Carolina

Through a self-guided tour, visitors learn about shipboard life and are encouraged to explore nine levels of the massive World War II ship, including berthing areas, the engine room, sick bay and combat information center.

Children love climbing the ladders, trying on helmets, “texting” using flags and playing with “the big guns.”

The ship is open daily, including all holidays. Hours vary by season.


  • Adults, age 12 & over, $14
  • Seniors, age 65 & over, $10
  • Active or retired military, military spouses & dependents, with ID cards, $10
  • Children, age 6 through 11, $6, age 5 & under, free
  • Friends of the Battleship members, free

To learn more, call 910-399-9100 or visit

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