UNDER REPAIR: As mast repairs are underway on the Battleship, access to some areas of the Ship is restricted to ensure visitors’ safety. Part of the port-side main deck is closed to visitors, as are the upper decks. Visitors can still enjoy touring all of the lower decks and most of the main deck. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.
Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Imagine yourself steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. JOIN THE CREW and be a part of Battleship history at the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA!
Living with Water is a current Battleship project that is vitally important in our ability to allow visitors to continue to safely come to the Battleship. The Living with Water story starts here–learn why it is so important and how YOU can help. To make a donation to the Living with Water project, click here.
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