The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open to visitors with new procedures in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors, including
- Reconfiguring the tour route to include only the Ship’s main deck and above, and offering only self-guided tours.
- Limiting the number of visitors allowed in the gift shop and on the Ship itself, and closing the visitors center.
- Welcoming only non-cash (credit card) payments.
- Installing hand sanitizer and hand washing stations.
- Increasing the frequency of cleaning high-touch public areas and restrooms.
- Using protective barriers at sales desks.
Adult admission will be reduced to $10, with all visitors offered the group, child, military or ADA rate as applicable. Visitors will be welcomed back with a receipt within a year, after other areas of the Ship reopen.
Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day.
Visitors are encouraged to follow the “Three Ws” as outlined by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services – WEAR a cloth face covering; WAIT at least six feet away from others; and WASH hands frequently or use hand sanitizer. If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we ask that you postpone your visit.
Keep up to date with our plans by checking back here or following us on social media. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a teacher or a student, a veteran or novice or just plain curious, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA offers an incredible experience for everyone!
To see what is planned at the Battleship, please see our Calendar of Events.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a self-guided tour. Follow the arrows and enjoy climbing ladders to explore. Make sure to bring your camera, but hold onto to it along with your cell phones and sunglasses!
The Ship is huge and not air conditioned, so be prepared to savor her as the sailors did.
Visitors spend about 2 hours touring, on average, but many visitors stay longer. It is up to you and how much you would like to discover! The Ship is yours for the day!
DRONES AT THE BATTLESHIP
Around 30,000 North Carolinians own and operate drones for personal and recreational use, according to the N.C. Department of Transportation, but drones can be dangerous to others and to the Ship if not operated properly.
The Drone/Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) policy for flying over or around the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA property is simple:
- Follow the federal (FAA) and NC state laws;
- Never endanger or harass visitors or staff of the Battleship with your drone;
- Never operate a drone in a way that could damage the Battleship or surrounding property; and
- All drones must land and take off from the park – never the decks of the Battleship.
We wish all a very safe and memorable visit to the Battleship North Carolina Memorial. So, if you’re contemplating flying a drone here, please do so safely and legally, or leave the flying to the licensed pilots. Wonderful aerial pictures of the Battleship are available in the Battleship gift shop. Enjoy your visit!