Hours & Ticketing
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as She serves as a memorial.
Summer Hours: Friday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2013) through Labor Day (September 2, 2013): 8:00 am – 8:00 pm, EXCEPT Independence Day (4th of July) when the ship closes at 5:00pm for enforcement of firework safety zone.
Winter Hours: Tuesday following Labor Day (September 3, 2013) through Thursday before Memorial Day (May 26, 2014): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EXCEPT Christmas Day when the Ship opens at noon.
Ticket sales end one hour before closing.
The tour is self-guided and is well-marked so that you can tour at your own pace. We recommend allowing at least two hours for the tour, but for the true enthusiast, you can spend much more than that.
Adults: 12 and over: $12.00
Seniors: 65 and over: $10.00
Military: Active or retired with military ID: $10.00
(Does not include dependants)
Children: 6 through 11: $6.00
Children: 5 and under: Free
The Battleship gladly accepts Cash, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept personal checks.
The Battleship North Carolina welcomes ALL schools from ALL states.
School Group rates (public, private, charter, and home schools):
• Preschool: FREE
• Students K – 6th grades: $3 each
• Students 7th – 12th grades: $6 each
ALL school groups get 1 teacher/chaperone admitted for free per 10 students. Any additional adult will be charged the adult group rate of $10.
All school groups, including home schools, are required to make reservations at least 24-hours in advance of arriving at the Battleship in order to receive the school rate. Walk-up school groups of minimal size (no more than 5 students) will be accepted and processed at the Ticket Window but may be delayed during busy times.
All school groups, including home schools, must present a valid ID or letter from their respective school districts that include the name of their school.
All home schools, regardless of home state, must meet the criteria of NC General Statute 115c-563 to receive the school rate (e.g. present a valid ID, include children from not more than two households, instruction provided by parents or legal guardians, etc.).
Pre-visit information is available for any school group upon request.
To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson at email@example.com or call 910-251-5797.
Back Porch Tour
Designed for our seniors with limited mobility, this program allows them to have a taste of the Battleship without coming aboard. Our senior guests will view the 10-minute introductory film in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Following the movie, they will have a guided tour of the Visitor Center Exhibit Hall which features models of the four US Navy and one Confederate Navy ships named North Carolina. They will then go to the Ship's Observation Deck where they can sit in chairs, look at the Ship, and engage with a guide who will discuss the Ship and answer questions. Program must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance. Please call 910-251-5797 for your reservation.