On April 9, 1941, NORTH CAROLINA was commissioned into the U.S. Navy, making this year the Battleship’s 80th birthday!

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA invites the public to celebrate with her, through admission bargains and encouraging children to make birthday cards for the Ship.

From March 15 through April 11, 2021, the Battleship will offer up to three (3) free child admissions with any one (1) paid adult admission.

Wish the Battleship a happy birthday! Make an 80th birthday card for teh NORTH CAROLINA and send us a photo. We'll feature them on social media and here on our website!Children can also join in the fun by creating a birthday card for the Battleship and sharing it with her through social media or the Battleship website. Submissions received by April 5 will be featured on the Battleship website and through social media.

Families can post a photo of their cards using #BNCbirthday or by tagging @battleshipnc on Instagram or Twitter. They can also add a photo in the comments of the post seeking submissions at the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Facebook page, www.facebook.com/NCBB55/. Or photos can be emailed to bb55.mktg@battleshipnc.com.

No photos nor cards themselves will be collected at the Ship.

Adult admission is $14 for ages 12 and above, $10 for military ID holders and seniors. Child admission includes ages 6 through 11; ages 5 and under are admitted free.

Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. Ticket sales end at 4 p.m. daily.

Under Governor Cooper’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the Battleship welcomes visitors to the full public tour route.

Procedures remain in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors, including

  • Offering only self-guided tours of the full public tour route.
  • Requiring visitors to wear a cloth mask over their nose and mouth. Non-medical masks, bandanas or scarves may be worn.
  • Limiting the number of visitors allowed in the gift shop and closing the visitors center.
  • Welcoming only non-cash (credit card) payments.