We’re open

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.

HOURS

Under typical circumstances, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as the Ship serves as a memorial.

Ticket Sales:

Labor Day – Memorial Day: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Memorial Day – Labor Day: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm 8:00 am – 4:00 pm until further notice

Summer Hours:
Friday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2019) through Labor Day (September 2, 2019): 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, ticket sales end one hour before closing, EXCEPT Independence Day (4th of July) when the ship closes at 5:00 pm for enforcement of firework safety zone, when the last ticket will be sold at 4:00 pm.

Winter Hours:
Tuesday following Labor Day (September 3, 2019) through Thursday before Memorial Day (May 21, 2020): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, EXCEPT Christmas Day when the Ship opens at noon. Ticket sales end one hour before closing.

The tour is self-guided and is well-marked so that you can tour at your own pace. We recommend allowing at least two hours for the tour, but for the true enthusiast, you can spend much more time than that.

ADMISSION

Adults: 12 & over: $14.00* $10.00* until further notice
Seniors: 65 & over: $10.00*
Military: Active or retired, military spouses & dependents, with ID cards: $10.00*
Children: 6 through 11: $6.00*
Children: 5 & under: Free
Friends of the Battleship Members: Free
*Plus Tax

Ticket sales end one hour before closing. Click here for details on policies regarding cancellations and refunds.

The Battleship gladly accepts VISA, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept personal checks. We are not accepting cash until further notice.

GROUP ADMISSION

For groups of 10 or more visitors paying by a single source, the per-person group rates are as follows.

Adults: 12 & over: $10.00*
Children: 6-11: $5.00*
Children: 5 & under: Free

*Plus Tax

Groups are encouraged to make reservations to ensure receiving the discounted rate. To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson or call 910-399-9101.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

If assistance is required, 1 accompanying adult is admitted free with each ADA admission. These prices apply to visitors arriving as part of groups or as individuals.

Adults: 12 & over: $6.00*
Children: 6-11: $3.00*
Children: 5 & under: Free

*Plus Tax