Online programs


Virtual explorations of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Meet the Showboat

Using Zoom, our expert volunteers present adult programs on the Ship’s history, daily life, ship design and innovations, Marine Detachment, gunfire control systems, and the legacy of ships named NORTH CAROLINA. Register today for these free programs.

The Showboat Podcast logoThe Showboat Podcast

Immerse yourself in the Battleship’s adventures past and present through this series of brief audio programs.


Examine the Showboat

You get to be the inquisitive historian with the opportunity to pour through a thousand new scans of primary (original) archival materials. Who knows which treasure will excite your imagination?


On-site programs


A flag flown on the Battleship makes a wonderful keepsake and family heirloom. Bring or send an American flag, or purchase a 3-by-5-foot American-made nylon flag with embroidered stars from the Ship’s Store. Sales from the store benefit the Battleship. A certificate of authenticity confirms the flag was flown from the forward mast of the Battleship and specifies the date. For details, including flag and shipping costs, contact Shelly Robinson at or 910-399-9101.

Lifelong Learning Programs

UPDATE: The Battleship is open to the public, but new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors prevent us from holding on-site, in-person events and programs. We are disappointed to have to skip these gatherings, but are happy to welcome visitors for self-guided tours of the Ship. The links below provide details on programs that we hope to bring back when it is feasible.

Meet the Showboat
Behind the Hatch
Showboat-Systems & Design
Hidden Battleship
Power Plant
Explorer Goes Corporate
Military, High School & College