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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-251-5797
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Very cool

It was a very cool ship. I am 6'8". Couldn't imagine being on that ship all the time. I would have... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Adam K
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Fantastic experience.

We did the self guided tour today. Great experience and friendly informative staff. Really makes u... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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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 quarters, gun turrets, and much more. Discover where history comes alive. Located at the junctions of highways 17, 76, 74, 421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Open every day!
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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was a very cool ship. I am 6'8". Couldn't imagine being on that ship all the time. I would have back issues having to duck all the time. Haha

Thank Adam K
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did the self guided tour today. Great experience and friendly informative staff. Really makes u appreciate what the men on board sacrificed for our freedom. Tough conditions.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A full decked ship with multiple levels to explore and check out. Very good day complete with drinks for purchase throughout the ship. Plan for a long day. Summer months the ship can get warm on interior levels.

Thank ColbyButler
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was very cool and well worth going to, especially if you like history at all! This is great for kids and everyone of all ages but can be challenging getting up and down the stairs. Also, very hot but expected in middle of august!...More

Thank mark h
Reviewed 5 days ago

This ship is such a wonderful tribute to the men who served on it! Standing on the decks where all the action took place really hammers home the bravery behind all the sacrifices made for our freedom.

Thank Karen I
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

If you've never been on a battleship you have to come to the North Carolina. It is big and impressive.

Thank Virginiatraveler777
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is probably my 10th time visiting the battleship. This is really not my type of thing (history stuff), but yes I've been 10 times. It's pretty hot inside even though they finally have a somewhat air conditioning type thing going on. But it has...More

Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see if you're traveling to Wilmington. The battleship has been maintained to appear as it did during World War II. It's easy to imagine what it must have been like to be aboard the Carolina in the 1940's.

Thank Eldon I
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've toured this ship several times in the last 20 years, and it's always a great experience. The battleship is well maintained with vignettes set up below deck to show how life was onboard. Passage ways, staircases, and headroom require care and some dexterity, so...More

Thank haylaura
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Opens @ 8am so good for young families. Lots to explore and learn about. Almost like entering a time capsule. Would definitely visit again

Thank CMHESTFLA
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$14 for adults and $10 for seniors, vets and kids.
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Albert L
23 July 2017|
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Response from CAnn9 | Reviewed this property |
No, but it's not uncomfortable as far as I can remember.
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Albert L
23 July 2017|
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Response from jd120167 | Reviewed this property |
Are you kidding. It was built in 1930 before ax was invented
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