Currently closed to public

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.


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

Summer Hours:
Friday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2019) through Labor Day (September 2, 2019): 8:00 am – 8:00 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.


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 cash, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept personal checks.


The Battleship offers a 15% discount on admission for groups of 10 or more visitors paying by a single source. The per person discounted 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