High tidal flooding is expected to continue over the next week. It is always recommended that visitors monitor tide and weather information before visiting low-lying areas of the Cape Fear Coast such as the Battleship.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
COVID-19 operations changes
Under Phase 3 of Governor Cooper’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the Battleship welcomes visitors to the full public tour route.
Procedures remain in place to help ensure the safety of staff and visitors, including
- Offering only self-guided tours of the full public tour route.
- Requiring visitors to wear a cloth mask over their nose and mouth. Non-medical masks, bandanas or scarves may be worn.
- Limiting the number of visitors allowed in the gift shop and closing the visitors center.
- Welcoming only non-cash (credit card) payments.
- Providing hand sanitizer and hand-washing facilities.
- Cleaning high-touch public areas and restrooms frequently.
- Using protective barriers at sales desks.
Adult admission will be $14, with visitors offered the group, child, military or ADA rate as applicable.
Operating hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day, last ticket sold at 4 p.m.
Visitors are encouraged to follow the “Three Ws” as outlined by the N.C. Dept. of Health and Human Services – WEAR a cloth mask over your nose and mouth; WAIT at least six feet apart and avoid close contact; and WASH your hands or use hand sanitizer. If you are experiencing symptoms of illness, we ask that you postpone your visit.
We appreciate your cooperation to protect our employees and other guests.
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!