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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Best BB Museum on the East Coast

The Building is short of items to exhibit but the ship is very good to tour through given that the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
mbw244
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Belcamp, Maryland
Excellent history lesson

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon. It was $10 for military, $14 for civilian to enter. It has... read more

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Kris H
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As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Step aboard the most decorated US Battleship of WWII! Explore nine decks, crew's quarters, gun turrets, and much more. Discover where history comes alive. Located at the junctions of highways 17, 76, 74, 421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Open every day!
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“engine room” (88 reviews)
“during wwii” (85 reviews)
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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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Reviewed yesterday

The Building is short of items to exhibit but the ship is very good to tour through given that the rear steering and engine spaces are open to the public. The IOWA's have these areas closed off as I guess they are worried about people...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We visited here on a Sunday afternoon. It was $10 for military, $14 for civilian to enter. It has a lot of history. There's a building where you learn about everything leading up the building of the battleship and then you can take a self...More

Thank Kris H
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I stopped here during our weekend getaway. It was very informative, easy, self-guided tour. It was amazing to walk around a wonderful piece of living history from the Greatest Generation!

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great exhibits and stories. Plan on 2 hours. Great day for children with things to touch and climb. Gift shop.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare opportunity to make naval history real. Very informative. Difficulty walking? Probably not the tour for you.

Thank Benita D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband suggested we take the tour.I was a little apprehensive but so glad we went. It was so interesting to see how our service men lived aboard a battle ship years ago. My husband served in the Navy when he was younger and it...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Self-guided tour, informative staff. Great history lesson. Nearly all of the ship is accessible. Difficult with a stroller.

Thank ACBixby
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this ship at least 5x in my life time and it never ceases to amaze us. I love the feel of exploring such a large ship and they increase the access every year, sometimes offering special tours deep down into the ship...More

Thank cloudnine208
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was in this ship as a child (now 68) and had no recall of it at all. It was an awesome experience to see the firearms, planes, and shells used, as well as, the quarters of the Navy men, their eating spaces, sleeping spaces...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The U. S. S. North Carolina, berthed in Wilmington, is preserved as a memorial to World War II veterans. Nicknamed “The Showboat,” the mighty battleship is a major tourist attraction and thousands walk her deck annually. Commissioned April 9, 1941, the North Carolina was the...More

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coxfencing
17 October 2017|
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Response from W4943QVdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the ship
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Amy20p
6 September 2017|
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Response from jennanddash | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if strollers were allowed, but I would wait til he's old enough to walk on his own. There are a lot of steep narrow stairs.
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Barbara V
13 August 2017|
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Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
$14 for adults and $10 for seniors, vets and kids.
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