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USS Wisconsin

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Address: One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
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10:00 - 16:45
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Sun 12:00 - 16:45
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:45
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and...

Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or, with an additional charge, one of our guided tours that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during WW II.

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Not only USS Wisconsin but also the close-by Maritime Museum was for me an ideal attraction during one chilly morning; a touch of history, pride and glory days. Affordable prices... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not only USS Wisconsin but also the close-by Maritime Museum was for me an ideal attraction during one chilly morning; a touch of history, pride and glory days. Affordable prices. The beautiful exhabition of US Navy heritage with competent and friendly personnel.

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Quispamsis, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The exhibits are mainly geared for children and young families. There is nothing wrong in that and it is a good museum for that type of experience. I found it a little lacking in scholarship around some of the exhibits.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to do something different and go explore with some friends and their young children. The history in this battleship is amazing to experience. It truly makes you appreciate those who have served our country to see what their life was like. Great for kids too!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My father-in-law was in the Navy and spent two years on the USS Wisconsin. The tour of the ship was very informative. We were able to tour most sections of the ship. We are planning another trip so we can bring our grandchildren. The guides provided a great deal of information during the tour.

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Jackson, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can't put into words how much we enjoyed this. My son is a military history buff and was in heaven. A must see!

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter was in town....so we decided to tour some sites in Norfolk. The Wisconsin has always been on my list....since my Father served on a ship during the Korean war period. To tour the Wisconsin you have to buy admission to Nauticus...that runs about $36 per person for the guided tour....about $27 per person for the self guided tour.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Nauticus over the holiday weekend and included the guided tour of USS Wisconsin as part of my tour. Well worth the extra money as my tour guide was a former crew member of the ship. Captain (ret) Matt Pommer gave an excellent and entertaining tour. He fully engages everyone on the tour and even though it is a... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The whole family enjoyed our visit and tour. We couldn't believe how much of the ship you could actually explore.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Took the guided tour with my 8 and 9 year old sons. Our guides Matt and Evan couldn't have been nicer or more informative. We learned at the end that Matt actually served on USS Whisky during Desert Storm. His first hand knowledge and experience was priceless. So glad I was able to enjoy and experience this with my family.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

When we went to the Wisconsin we enjoyed the entire few hours we were there. We took the guided tour of the Wisconsin itself which included the deck and parts of the inside of the ship. At the time we were there, our guide was a retired member of the crew at one time. The tour was awe inspiring to... More 

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