Hidden Battleship
Noon to 4:30
Saturday, January 14 – SOLD OUT
Saturday, March 11–SOLD OUT
Saturday, May 13
Saturday, November 11

$60 per person. Max of 40 participants divided into small groups. Adults only.

For the explorer at heart, bring a friend and join us for a unique, behind-the-scenes tour of unrestored areas of the Battleship.  This 4-hour tour consists of small groups with guides. Guests explore the bow (officer’s country & boatswain locker), third deck (Radio II, brig, after gyro, storage rooms, ammunition handling, Engineer’s office, torpedo area), Interior Communications and Emergency Radio, Engine room #1, the US Marines quarters and the Captain’s Cabin, and climb inside the superstructure tower to the top of the ship!

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Visit us for BB101 – Saturday, January 21, February 18, March 18, April 22, May 20, June 10, October 14
Free with admission

Friendly, knowledgeable volunteers stationed throughout the Ship engage visitors in specific subjects and areas such as gunnery, sick bay, engineering, and daily shipboard life. Enjoy the opportunity to go behind the doors and inside normally closed spaces!  Hands-on opportunities for the young and young at heart! A great event for all ages. Bring your questions and cameras!

Online programs


Virtual explorations of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

Discover the Showboat logo

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.