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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Five stars for the ship, 3 for the employees

This battleship is well kept with great signage. A lot of the signs had memories of previous crew... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Ridgedale, Missouri
via mobile
An amazing trip back in time

I was fascinated by this ship, especially doing the tour below decks. Seeing how the sailors... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Lindenhurst, New York
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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!
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This battleship is well kept with great signage. A lot of the signs had memories of previous crew members, making it even more special. The only problem came with the extremely unenthusiastic employees we found in the gift shop. It was the end of the...More

Thank thewinkerts
Reviewed 3 days ago

I was fascinated by this ship, especially doing the tour below decks. Seeing how the sailors lived, slept, shopped, got medical care, haircuts, etc was very interesting and enlightening. Being able to climb into a deck turret and see how small and cramped it was,...More

Thank AncientWarrior
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was cold & rainy out so we toured the Battleship North Carolina. It was very interesting and educational. There are 9 decks to see and the rooms have original artifacts in them.

Thank Judy H
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Such a great memory to share with my children!A step back in time to remember the people that fought for us.If you have a chance while in Wilmington, Definitely go visit the USS battleship! It's a great learning experience for everyone. The staff was so...More

Thank Miss A
Reviewed 4 days ago

We didn't take the tour but enjoyed seeing the battleship. It is well preserved and provides a lot of history, especially for military buffs. My husband was on an aircraft carrier back in the day and he really enjoyed this. There is plenty pf parking!

Thank SharonB2
Reviewed 6 days ago

We did not take the tour guide, however I wish that we had. I believe the tour guides could have filled in all of the unknown details. We visited on probably the coldest day of the year, so the ship was empty of visitors. We...More

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This ship allows you to go where others have never let you see. I could not believe the small quarters the Navy had to go into. A must see!

Thank Jennifer Z
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An absolute proper tribute to American ingenuity and spirit. A first for me. The ship tells a story. Truly educational and inspirational. I encourage patriotic folk to stop and appreciate this American treasure. Definitely worth the price.

Thank Samuel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Must see! Our Family had a great time, our boys loved it!! Suggest go early as it does get busy. Worth it!

Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to pay for the guided tour which is available only on Saturdays. Our guide was amazing as he took us through the ship and provided great details about life on the ship during WWII. Every department and area was described with great knowledge,...More

Thank riverview100
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16 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
12 August 2017|
Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
$14 for adults and $10 for seniors, vets and kids.