The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as She 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 26, 2017) through Labor Day (September 4, 2017): 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 5, 2017) through Thursday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2018): 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 & military adult children, 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.

The Battleship gladly accepts Cash, VISA, MasterCard or Discover. We do not accept personal checks.


Guided tours are led by trained volunteer docents and offered on Saturday mornings & afternoons.
Tickets are available for purchase at the ticket window.

Full Tour – Saturday, 10:00am-12:30pm (2-3 hours)
Main deck, third deck through 04 level, bridge, living spaces, mess decks, main & secondary plot, 16-inch turret & powder storage, sick bay, officers state rooms. Includes 02 through 03 level, 5-inch mount, & navigation bridge.
Adults: $17.50 + $14 = $31.50*
Senior (65yrs+)/Military (with valid ID): $17.50 + $10 = $27.50*
Children (6yrs-11yrs): $17.50 + $6 = $23.50*
Children 5 & under – FREE

Second Deck Tour: City at Sea – Saturday, 1:30pm-2:15pm (45 minutes)
Living spaces, galley, gedunk, sick bay, ship’s stores, & officers state rooms.
Adults (12yrs-65yrs): $8 + $14 = $22*
Senior (65yrs+)/Military (with valid ID): $8 + $10 = $18*
Children (6yrs-11yrs): $8 + $6 = $14*
Children 5 & under – FREE

Above Deck Tour – Saturday, 1:30pm-2:15pm (45 minutes)
Recommended for those with limited mobility.
Adults (12yrs-65yrs): $8 + $14 = $22*
Senior (65yrs+)/Military (with valid ID): $8 + $10 = $18*
Children (6yrs-11yrs): $8 + $6 = $14*
Children 5 & under – FREE

*Plus tax


The Battleship offers a 15% discount on admission for groups of 10 or more paying customers that pay 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

Reservations are encouraged to ensure the rate. To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson at Michelle.Robinson@ncdcr.gov or call 910-399-9101.



Designed for groups who have limited mobility, this program allows them to have a taste of the Battleship without coming aboard. Our senior guests will view the 10-minute introductory film in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Following the movie, they will have a guided tour of the Visitor Center Exhibit Hall which features models of the four US Navy and one Confederate Navy ships named North Carolina. They will then go to the Ship’s Observation Deck where they can sit in chairs, look at the Ship, and engage with a guide who will discuss the Ship and answer questions. Program must be scheduled at least 4 weeks in advance. Please call 910-399-9101 for your reservation.