Step back in time and let history come alive when you visit the Battleship North Carolina, permanently moored in Wilmington, NC
The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is open every day of the year, including all holidays, when She serves as a memorial.
Friday before Memorial Day (May 27, 2011) through Labor Day (September 5, 2011): 8:00 am – 8:00 pm,
except Independence Day (4th of July) when the ship closes at 6:00pm for enforcement of firework safety zone.
Winter Hours: Tuesday following Labor Day (September 6, 2011) through Thursday before Memorial Day (May 24, 2012): 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, except Christmas Day when the Ship opens at noon.
Ticket sales end one hour before closing.
Where fear sets sail, it is the most anticipated scare and haunted house of the season as the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA turns into a haunting shade of green and starting Friday night on October 19, the vessel turns into Ghost Ship. No movie set needed for this haunt as the Ship can terrify any soul when set out to wander alone through the decks below. Did we mention we turn off the lights? Don’t worry if you get lost, the ghosts will make sure to find you.
Venture below if you dare on four frightening evenings of October 19, 20, 26 and 27, 2012. Zombies will be sure to greet you at the door as tickets go on sale each night at 6:30. Tickets are only $10 and are limited each night.
No advance tickets will be sold and you must be in line by 9:30 to ensure your ticket to have the scare of your life. It is not recommended for young children, but then again you might also want to ask the adults who were so scared they cried to be let out! Think you can handle it?
Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.
Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. The Battleship North Carolina—it’s your experience.
For homeschools, schools, groups or tours, please call 910-251-5797 for pricing and reservations.
The Battleship gladly accepts Cash, VISA or MasterCard. We do not accept personal checks.