The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a powerful symbol of our gratitude and pride for those who served in World War II and for all who serve in our nation’s armed forces and their families.

It is our state’s memorial to the over 11,000 North Carolinians who died during World War II. It is a powerful testimonial to those who continue to give their lives in support of our freedom today.

The NORTH CAROLINA is a living classroom where students, teachers, and families share our history and much more. The Battleship and surrounding Eagles Island provide an exciting learning environment to teach science, math, and engineering.

And our Battleship is an economic engine for tourism, jobs, and the economy, attracting more than 250,000 visitors each year.

The Generations Campaign is a Call to All Hands to actively support this treasured monument as a powerful place to share our history and introduce the call to duty – to teach, to learn, and to serve.

The Battleship is self-supporting, not tax supported and relies primarily upon admissions to tour the ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, rentals, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels.

Your generosity can make a difference in helping us keep the Showboat shipshape.  Click here to donate or you can mail a check made payable to the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA and in the memorandum notate Generations Campaign to PO Box 480, Wilmington, NC 28402.

Other ways to support are also through fundraisers and sponsoring of events.

Current fundraisers

If you have an interest in sponsoring or being a vendor at one of our great events planned for 2019, more information can be found below.  With the help of sponsors like you, these events will offer the opportunity for us to thank North Carolina and our local community for faithful and enthusiastic support.

Batty Battleship (Trick or Treat) 

Vendor Registration

Sponsor Information Request

Sponsor Registration

For each application a copy of the Policies and Procedures must also be completed.

Policies and Procedures