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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

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Address: #1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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+1 910-251-5797
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 17:00
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As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South...

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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Awesome site!

This is a massive war ship. The history inside before you even get out to the ship was interesting. But when walking up the ramp onto the ship, stunning. You are able to walk... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Eugene, Oregon
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a massive war ship. The history inside before you even get out to the ship was interesting. But when walking up the ramp onto the ship, stunning. You are able to walk around on your own and explore or you can take a tour. We thought this would be just a nice side trip. We ended up spending... More 

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Beavercreek, Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The battleship and the Museum tell the story of the role the North Carolina played in winning the war against Japan. It also traces the lineage of the name through time from colonial days to today, when it is now the SSN North Carolina. The visual displays and videos are well organized and displayed, and tell the story in a... More 

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The majestic ship will bring back past historical memories as it sits in the Wilmington, North Carolina harbor. I love to watch movies about World War 2 and this iconic ship is the real thing!!!! You cannot help but think of the brave men who served aboard this "piece of Americana"! It reminds me of the USS Alabama located in... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A lot of people will see movies of the battleships used before, during & after WWII. This is a place where anyone can go aboard, look, walk around, take pictures, see how their fathers, grandfathers, great grandfathers lived aboard ship during some of the hardest times of their lives during the war. Not many battleships are left & this is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stop by on our to Myrtle Beach. I liked that this is a self-guided tour. We had our 4 year old grandson with us, who's father is in the Navy. He recognized a lot of what he saw. Being self guided we could move at our pace, spending more time in the areas that interested him and less time at... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My wife and I have been on other battleships (the Alabama & Wisconsin) but the North Carolina was by far the most impressive! The entire ship is preserved, accessible and pristine. It was exciting to go inside the giant gun turrets, see the bunks stacked 5 high in the berthing areas and go deep down in the engine room. It's... More 

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Knightdale, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My daughter wanted to take our grandson to the battleship USS North Carolina. I didn't really care to go but I tagged along since this was a family outing. Wow, am I glad I did!! Such a history with this ship, we all need to be reminded of the sacrifices previous Americans made for our current freedoms. This Ship and... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As a child in a local school I helped collect change to raise money to bring the Battleship North Carolina to Wilmington. Stood on the docks to watch it be placed in its docking space. I took my grandson Wade with my wife to visit recently. It was a great visit.

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Thank 641louiss
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You can go almost anywhere is the ship. Spinning turrets, going inside the 16" cannon turrets and going up in the bridge were a few highlights! I'm almost 30 and felt like a kid! It was a great time!!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Since we moved down here over 10 years ago, we've taken many visitors to tour the battleship. Its a big hit for all ages, from 4 to 64.

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