The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA Memorial was opened to the public in October 1961 as an authentically restored World War II battleship, a National Historic Landmark, a museum collecting and interpreting all ships named NORTH CAROLINA, and a memorial honoring the 11,000 North Carolinians of all branches of service who gave their lives in World War II.
Visitors are encouraged to explore 9 levels of the ship, including the mess decks, berthing areas, engine room, bridge, Combat Information Center (CIC), and much more!
Feel free to play with the guns, relax in the mess decks, and even take a nap in a berth! See who can spot the Battleship’s resident alligator, Charlie, from the bow first!
Bring your own convoy aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and become a part of the crew!
** The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as She serves as a memorial. **