In accordance with Gov. Roy Cooper’s Executive Order 117, and to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the Battleship will suspend public operations beginning Tuesday, March 17. All events and programs are canceled during this time.

Until we reopen, we invite you to visit us online or through social media.

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.


The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a self-guided tour. 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.

Visitors 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!

Click to get directions, access related links and get information on our hours & ticketing.


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:

  1. Follow the federal (FAA) and NC state laws;
  2. Never endanger or harass visitors or staff of the Battleship with your drone;
  3. Never operate a drone in a way that could damage the Battleship or surrounding property; and
  4. All drones must land and take off from the park – never the decks of the Battleship.

Please read the full Battleship policy for Drone/UAS use here.

The NC Department of Transportation also offers tips for safe and legal drone use.

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!