On-site programs 2022

Hidden Battleship – It’s baaaaaaack!
Saturday, November 12, noon – 4:30pm

$60 per person. 40 participants divided into groups of 10.

Always a sell out! This ADULTS ONLY program is for the explorer at heart, bring a friend/date/spouse and join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of un-restored areas of the Battleship. Climbing from top to bottom, it’s a blast!

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Battleship 101
Saturday, October 8, 10am – 3pm
Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers stationed throughout the Battleship. A great event for all ages. Come and have fun!

Battleship Alive!
Saturday, October 15 and December 3,  8am – 5pm
Watch and interact with World War II living history interpreters as they bring the Ship to life by re-enacting daily duties and drills. A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!

Raise the Flag
Saturday, November 5, 10am – 2pm
Purchase an American Flag for $40 and have it flown over the Battleship. A certificate of authenticity is included. Sponsored by the Friends of the Battleship.

Battleship HO HO HO
Black Friday, November 25, 10am – 3pm
Celebrate the Season at the Battleship! Santa welcomes everyone on board and volunteers stationed throughout the Ship will help children and parents understand this floating city. Create your own retro e-card by posing in our Happy Huladays banner. Type your Christmas wish list on vintage typewriters. Call the North Pole from the Battleship’s main radio room. See Santa’s journey being tracked in the Combat Information Center. Bring your camera for some great photo ops! A fabulous way to start your holiday season!

Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance
Wednesday, December 7, 9am – 5pm
Operating two stations aboard Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the Azalea Coast Amateur Radio Club hosts a worldwide ham radio operator event commemorating the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor. HAM operators may contact the ship via Voice, Digital and Morse Code at NI4BK. Radio operators making contact will receive a special postcard verifying the contact.

Online programs


Virtual explorations of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Discover the Showboat

Explore the city at sea through links to digital video tours. Enjoy the compartments, equipment, documents and photographs and hear the stories of the young men who called NORTH CAROLINA home.

The Showboat Podcast logoThe Showboat Podcast

Immerse yourself in the Battleship’s adventures past and present through this series of brief audio programs.



A flag flown on the Battleship makes a wonderful keepsake and family heirloom. Bring or send an American flag, or purchase a 3-by-5-foot American-made nylon flag with embroidered stars from the Ship’s Store. Sales from the store benefit the Battleship. A certificate of authenticity confirms the flag was flown from the forward mast of the Battleship and specifies the date. For details, including flag and shipping costs, contact Shelly Robinson at michelle.robinson@ncdcr.gov or 910-399-9101.