HOURS

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, as She serves as a memorial.

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, and last ticket sold will be 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 than that.

ADMISSION

Adults: 12 and over: $14.00*
Seniors: 65 and over: $10.00*
Military: Active or retired, military spouses and military adult children, with ID cards : $10.00*
Children: 6 through 11: $6.00*
Children: 5 and 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

Guided tours are lead by trained volunteer docents and offered on Saturday mornings and afternoons.

Full Tour – Saturday, 10:30am-12:30pm (2 hours)
Main deck, third deck through 04 level, bridge, living spaces, mess decks, main and secondary plot, 16-inch turret and powder storage, sick bay, officers state rooms. Includes 02 through 03 level, 5-inch mount, and 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 and under – FREE

Second Deck Tour: Daily Life – Saturday, 1:30pm-2:15pm (45 minutes)
Living spaces, galley, gedunk, sick bay, ship’s stores, and 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 and under – FREE

Above Deck Tour – Saturday (45 minutes)
Adults (12yrs-65yrs): $8 + $14 = $22*
Senior (65yrs+)/Military (with valid ID): $8 + $10 = $18*
Children (6yrs-11yrs): $8 + $6 = $14*
Children 5 and under – FREE

*tax not included.

GROUP ADMISSION

The Battleship offers a 15% discount on admission for groups of 10 or more that pay by a single source. The per person discounted group rates are as follows.

Adults: 12 and over: $10.00*
Children: 6 through 11: $5.00*
Children: 5 and 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 leads@battleshipnc.com or call 910-251-5797.

SCHOOL GROUPS

The Battleship North Carolina welcomes ALL schools from ALL states.

School Group rates (public, private, & charter):

  • Preschool: FREE
  • Students K – 6th grades: $3 each
  • Students 7th – 12th grades: $6 each

ALL school groups get 1 teacher/chaperone admitted for free per 10 students. Any additional adult teacher or chaperone will be charged the adult group rate of $10. School bus drivers are admitted for free.

All school groups are required to make reservations at least 24-hours in advance of arriving at the Battleship in order to receive the school rate. Walk-up school groups of minimal size (no more than 5 students) will be accepted and processed at the Ticket Window but may be delayed during busy times.

Click here for pricing on our new school group lunch program!

Pre-visit information is available for ANY school group upon request.

A 7% NC sales tax is added to all admission sales.

To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson at leads@battleshipnc.com or call 910-251-5797.

HOME SCHOOLS

Home school visits with less than 10 students do not require a reservation. However, all home schools, regardless of home state, must meet the criteria of NC General Statute 115c-563 to receive the school rate (e.g. present a valid ID, include children from not more than two households, instruction provided by parents or legal guardians, etc.).

Home schools must provide written proof from an approving authority (state, county, etc.) when they check-in at the Ticket Window. Home schools will only receive the school rate when they show their proof of home schooling upon their arrival.

All home school visits must occur between Monday – Friday and during the traditional

calendar school year (August 15th – June 15th).

Home school rates:

  • Preschool: FREE
  • Students K – 6th grades: $3 each
  • Students 7th – 12th grades: $6 each

If a home school has more 10+ students, one teacher/adult will be admitted for free per 10 students. If a home school has less than 10 students, ALL adults are $10 each.

Click here for pricing on our new school group lunch program!

Pre-visit information is available for ANY school group upon request.

A 7% NC sales tax is added to all admission sales.

To make a reservation or to receive more information, please contact Shelly Robinson at leads@battleshipnc.com or call 910-251-5797.

BACK PORCH TOUR

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 910-251-5797 for your reservation.