Battleship Cove, Fall River

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Marvel at the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels at Battleship Cove, home to an array of submarines and ships of different classes. Visit the museum and admire its collection of fighting craft floating in the harbor. Wander its indoor exhibits to learn more about the engagements the ships and their crew participated in, their experiences, and their postwar histories. Don't miss the museum's crowning glory, the USS Massachusetts, a South Dakota-class battleship that fought battles across the world during World War II--one of the few survivors of its kind. You can even climb aboard to see the vessel up-close for yourself. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Fall River holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Battleship Cove and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Brought my son here the other day and we had a blast. Tons to see if you have kids - would recommend ages 3+. My son was a little scared going up the ramp to the USS Massachusetts, but really enjoyed ...  more »
  • Battleship Cove was a last minute decision, and I am so glad we stopped. It was raining, which stunk, but the ships were amazing. They also had a cafe on the ship which was really nice. Some of them w...  more »
  • It was great realizing the magnitude of these two ships. The history & memorablia was amazing. You could be there for hours if you watch some of the videos & look at all the donations from family of m...  more »
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  • Some great ships, submarine, planes and helicopter. We got to stay overnight on Big Mamie as part of a scouting activity. It was a lot of fun, not the best nights sleep but well worth it. Staff was friendly and informative. You could do the whole tour in a few hours. Well worth the stop.
  • This is such a great day trip. I've been here maybe a dozen times in my life. It's always interesting and a great historical resource. The self-guided exploring of the ships and boats is really fun. Sadly, many of the ships are showing their age...rust and rot, weathered surfaces, rotting wood, etc... They really need restoration, which I would imagine is super expensive. I hope that these can be preserved for future generations to enjoy, it's sad to see them deteriorating.
  • Had a great time! Lots to see, but well organized and well laid out for visitors. Spent about 6 hours to see it all Be prepared for lots of walking and going up and down hatches and narrow passageways. All told, a wonderful experience. Highly recommended. 5 out of 5.
  • One of the coolest things I've taken my boys to. We spent hours exploring their battleship and submarine. Definitely worth a visit. They had bathrooms and a reasonable snack bar on the battleship, so it was easy to take during our visit.
  • Nice place to jog or take a walk with a scenic view of the Braga Bridge and the battleship. There is a small field where I've seen people play soccer. Has an area of picnic tables shaded by trees.

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