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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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I'm local and tour the ship over and over and over again.

It is a true archive of a working WWII Battleship. I get a real feel for the life on board. I love... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2010
North Carolina
Very interesting

Self guided tour was very informative, really got to explore the entire ship and learn about all... read more

Reviewed 13 April 2010
Carmel, Indiana
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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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  • Very good22%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Reviewed 25 April 2010

It is a true archive of a working WWII Battleship. I get a real feel for the life on board. I love the bakery, the dentist chair, the ship's store, everything. It is a special experience and I love taking anyone who will go. Great...More

1  Thank NorthCarolinaAida
Reviewed 13 April 2010

Self guided tour was very informative, really got to explore the entire ship and learn about all aspects of living on a battleship.

1  Thank CoolMom1
Reviewed 10 April 2010

We visited the battleship because my husband was interested, but I was the one who didn't want to leave. It seems that no area of the ship is off limits, and the signage is amazing. Each stop on the self-guided tour has accounts from sailors...More

2  Thank XtremeGardener
Reviewed 8 April 2010

We weren't really looking forward to this -- to be honest -- but it ended up being very interesting . Some things you just won't find out unless you try.

Thank AngelFoodRaleigh_NC
Reviewed 24 March 2010

It was very exciting to see the ship again and to bring my kids with me this time. They had a great time. We appreciate North Carolina for keep this ship alive for our selfs and people to see it and future generations aswell. "Thank...More

Reviewed 29 December 2009

The USS North Carolina is very cool, its amazing to see the conditions the sailors lived in WWII......Great attraction

1  Thank dean4328
Reviewed 23 December 2009

How awesome and inspiring to walk the decks where so much history took place. My daughter, her husband, their four grade school children and myself enjoyed every bit of the 2 1/2 hours it took to walk the ship and pore over the boards explaining...More

1  Thank home39
Reviewed 20 October 2009

My wife and I spend over 2 hours on the self guided tour and enjoyed every minute of it. It’s hard to imagine those guys living on the ship with the cramped quarters. Hats off to them and a big thank you!!! There is a...More

1  Thank duffey3700
Reviewed 8 October 2009

We stumbled across the Battleship North Carolina after driving South from Topsail Island one day, and it ended up being one of the highlights from our vacation. The battleship was HUGE and pretty much every inch of it, inside and out, was available to tour....More

Thank BuckeyeMike007
Reviewed 7 September 2009

For the enthusiast, allow three or four hours per walk through and/or plan a few trips to take it all in. It's mind boggling to see the technology and engineering that went into building this and chilling to be in the presence of such history...More

Thank doeeyesNc
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17 October 2017|
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Response from W4943QVdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the ship
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.
Barbara V
13 August 2017|
Response from Bibliotekr | Reviewed this property |
$14 for adults and $10 for seniors, vets and kids.