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!

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The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a self guided tour. Start your experience by viewing the introductory movie in the auditorium, then browse through the exhibit hall and head up the gangway to board the Ship.

Follow the arrows and enjoy climbing ladders to explore up to 9 levels. 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.

Visitor’s spend about 2 hours touring, on average, but many visitors stay longer. It is up to you on how much you would like to discover! The Ship is yours for the day!

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