COVID-19 update

The Friends of the Battleship North Carolina have decided not to offer indoor tours at this time.  The Above Deck Tour is still being offered as it doesn’t require the group to go below deck into a confined space.

We thank you for your understanding.


Friends of the Battleship North Carolina provide public guided tours 7 days a week at 10:30 AM and 1 PM, subject to GUIDE AVAILABLITY. Tour groups are limited to 6 people.

Tickets are available for purchase at the ticket window and online. Click here to purchase a “City at Sea” or Above Deck tour online. 

On weekends with “6 for 60” tours, no other tours will be available. “6 for 60” tour tickets are available only at the ticket window on site at the Battleship; no advance or online sales are possible for “6 for 60” tours.

See the Friends website for additional details.

Sales tax applies to all tour rates. Click here for details on cancellation and refund policies.

Proceeds from the tours fund programs, acquisitions and restoration of the North Carolina.

“6 for 60” – Approx. 1 Hour

Tours available 10:30 AM to 4 PM

Join us for this specially designed tour for a limited time. Discover the history of Battleship North Carolina and learn of her role in the fighting in the Pacific during WWII. Explore the most decorated U.S. battleship of WWII!

Adults (12 yrs-65 yrs)/Senior (65 yrs+)/Active military (with valid ID)/Youth (6 yrs-11 yrs): $6.00 + Battleship admission
Children 5 & under – FREE

Second Deck Tour – “City at Sea” – Approx. 90 minutes

Tours start at 10:30 AM and 1 PM

See what it was like to live aboard a floating city. 2,300 sailors lived and worked aboard this floating city at sea. The tour includes Living Spaces, Sick Bay, Mess Decks, Ship’s Stores, Barber Shop, Ice Cream Shop and so much more. Go back in time and live the experience.

Prices include Battleship admission.

Adults (12 yrs-65 yrs): $26.00
Senior (65 yrs+)/Active military (with valid ID): $20.00
Youth (6 yrs-11 yrs): $14.00
Children 5 & under – FREE
With Friends member discount — Adult: $9.00
With Friends member discount — Senior (65 yrs+)/Active military (with valid ID): $7.50
With Friends member discount — Youth (6 yrs-11 yrs): $6.00

Purchase a tour online | Click Here

Above Deck Tour For Those With Limited Mobility – Approx. 90 minutes

Tours start at 10:30 AM and 1 PM

If you are unable to climb ladders or do not like confined space, then this is the tour for you. There is plenty to see and do on the Above Deck tour. Your tour guide will take you through the history of how the Battleship North Carolina came to be and you’ll learn of her role in the fighting in the Pacific during WWII. You will also learn how she became the most decorated U.S. battleship of WWII.

Prices include Battleship admission.

Adults (12 yrs-65 yrs): $22.00
Senior (65 yrs+)/Active military (with valid ID): $18.00
Youth (6 yrs-11 yrs): $14.00
Children 5 & under – FREE
With Friends member discount — Adult: $6.00
With Friends member discount — Senior (65 yrs+)/Active military (with valid ID): $6.00
With Friends member discount — Youth (6 yrs-11 yrs): $6.00

Purchase a tour online | Click Here

Combo Tour – “City at Sea” and Above Deck – Approx. 2.5 hours

Tours start at 10:30 AM and 1 PM

Your tour guide will take you through the history of how the Battleship North Carolina came to be and you’ll learn of her role in the fighting in the Pacific during WWII. You will also learn how she became the most decorated U.S. battleship of WWII. See what it was like to live aboard a floating city. 2,300 sailors lived and worked aboard this floating city at sea. This tour combines both the “City at Sea” and Above Deck tour components.

Prices include Battleship admission.

Adults (12 yrs-65 yrs): $34.00
Senior (65 yrs+)/Active military (with valid ID): $30.00
Youth (6 yrs-11 yrs): $26.00
Children 5 & under – FREE
With Friends member discount — Adult: $15.00
With Friends member discount — Senior (65 yrs+)/Active military (with valid ID): $12.50
With Friends member discount — Youth (6 yrs-11 yrs): $10.00

Purchase a tour online | Click Here