We’re open

Under Phase 2.5 of Governor Cooper’s plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions, the Battleship will welcome visitors to the full public tour route starting Saturday, September 5.

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.
  • Offering 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.


Under typical circumstances, the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as the Ship serves as a memorial. On Christmas Day the Ship opens at noon.

Ticket Sales: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm until further notice. Ship closes at 5:00 pm.


Adults: 12 & over: $14.00*
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.


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