Cancellations and updates
In accordance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Battleship suspended public operations as of Tuesday, March 17. All events and programs are canceled during this time.
Until we reopen, we invite you to visit us online or through social media.
While we are disappointed not to be able to offer these experiences, the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff is always our first priority. If events can be rescheduled, we will announce new dates in the future. Refunds will be issued as soon as possible after we reopen.
At the Battleship
Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.
Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. JOIN THE CREW and be a part of Battleship history at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!
Donations and memberships
Support the Battleship! Choose an ongoing pledge, donate in someone’s honor or join the Generations Campaign. Click here to get started.