For when it’s not possible to visit the Ship in person, we’ve put together some links to help you share in the Battleship experience!
- Experience our Sea Stories, providing the history of the Battleship in the words of the men who worked on it.
- View the collections.
- Play Battleship games.
- Watch videos.
- And more!
- 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: Immerse yourself in the Battleship’s adventures past and present through a 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?
- Discover the Showboat: Explore the city at sea through links to digital video tours by knowledgeable, enthusiastic volunteers.
Engage students with one of our Battleship-based lesson plans for a variety of ages.
- Print out our coloring sheet of Charlie, our friendly alligator mascot.
- Give our Battleship word search a try.
- Try your hand at the Battleship crossword, designed for school group tours (and check your work with the answers).
- Learn about the natural environment at the Battleship site, through this brochure about its flora and fauna.
- Assemble our digital jigsaw puzzle of a photo of the Battleship.
- Test your knowledge with our downloadable trivia quiz. (Here are the answers — but don’t peek!) Or take the online version right here:
Visit us on social media for more about what’s happening at the Battleship and ties to history:
Zoom virtual backgrounds
Show your love for the Battleship during video conferences with our virtual backgrounds.
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You can also check out the North Carolina Museum of History’s virtual backgrounds, which include one showing the Battleship being moved up the Cape Fear River!