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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Fun way to spend an afternoon

my father and I were supposed to have a day at the beach but, the weather disagreed. Thankfully, we... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
Big Guns

The first thing that you notice when approaching this mighty ship are the massive 16inch guns... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael W
Charlotte, North Carolina
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Reviewed 5 days ago

my father and I were supposed to have a day at the beach but, the weather disagreed. Thankfully, we were in the area and my dad found this place. It was the best way to spend time! It took us a bit to get around...More

Thank lilfroosh
Reviewed 1 week ago

The first thing that you notice when approaching this mighty ship are the massive 16inch guns, there are 9 of them in total on 3 turrets. Then you notice the 5inch guns up and down it's sides filled in by standing machine guns and anti...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent about 90 minutes on the ship, which wasn't nearly as much as we could have spent--there's just so much to see. You can actually climb into one of the big guns turrets and imagine what that must have been like in the heat...More

Thank Dennisc41448
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Battleship North Carolina is very well preserved. It provides people with a view into history that is not available in most places. Visitors will be enthralled with the engine room, especially those who enjoy machinery, and impressed with just how little space a sailor...More

Thank C Marshall T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This battleship is well preserved and presented. Particularly if you are ex-Navy it is worth a visit.

Thank Ddiehltx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First visit for my kids but they loved it and I remember coming when I was 5 or 6. They do a good job keeping everything clean and educational for young kids and big kids. Walking through the old ship is a lot of fun...More

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly enjoyed walking this ship. So amazing to see how these sailors lived. The displays and condition are top notch.

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Battleship North Carolina sets across the river from downtown river walk and is a must for history buffs plan on a minimum of 1 1/2 hours here good for all ages

Thank Julian P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and experience on the battleship! Many places to look around, be sure to wear comfortable shoes.

Thank Betsy H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great experience for our entire family. I was kind of skeptical at the beginning of the price charged for each person, but at the end, it was more than worth it. We took my mother for her 67th birthday. It was quite...More

Thank Boris E
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17 October 2017|
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Response from W4943QVdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the ship
6 September 2017|
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Response from jennanddash | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if strollers were allowed, but I would wait til he's old enough to walk on his own. There are a lot of steep narrow stairs.
Barbara V
13 August 2017|
Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
$14 for adults and $10 for seniors, vets and kids.