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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. To visit Battleship Cove and get the most from your holiday in Fall River, create itinerary details personal to you using our Fall River trip builder.
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  • My husband and I have visited a number of aircraft carriers in different U.S. cities, but it was very interesting to have so many historical water craft to visit in one location. It was fascinating to...  more »
  • Before traveling the last leg of your trip to the Cape and Islands. Be sure to stop at Battleship Cove in Fall River MA. Your kids will love the many Navy Vessels that are waiting to be explored. Not ...  more »
  • The people working do an excellent job at maintaining such a large fleet of ships for everyone to be able to learn. Many displays and information regarding wars past and present. 
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  • For $18 a person (at the time of this posting) you get to see 5 different ships. The battleship alone is huge (over 600 feet long with multiple decks). There is a cafeteria inside and the food wasn't bad. You could easily spend a day here. There is also a famous Carousel from 1920 on premise that has been fully restored and functional. The following ships USS Massachusetts (Battleship), USS Joe Kennedy Jr. (Destroyer), A Russian missile ship, A submarine and multiple PT boats as well. I may not have everything here but you get the idea. Note: The tour is self-guided with multiple videos along the way
  • The whole family loves exploring the ships; the kids (ages 4-8) really love sitting on the 40mm quad mounts on the aft end of the main deck and using the training/elevating cranks (which actually work) to "shoot down imaginary enemy airplanes" -- and even my wife, who had no interest in military history until the first time the kids and I dragged her there, has gotten interested and finds it all fascinating now. We go a few times a year to spend a day exploring and learn new stuff every time.
  • I am a HUGE history nerd and it was a shock when traveling through the area on business I saw a battleship sitting under the bridge I was traveling on. Upon my return to Canada, I informed my family that this vacation year we are going somewhere that I wanted to go. I was not dissapointed! Pricing is very reasonable, the exhibits are all well taken care and very informative. THERE IS A BATTLESHIP!!! HOLY MACKEREL!!! I think as a kid I had a model of this ship! Being from a military family I really appreciate what these men went through and the sacrifice they made. If I was forced to complain, I would say the parking lot needs work :/
  • Best collection of military ships I've ever seen! Very well preserved and displayed. You really have the run of most of the ships so you get to see a lot. A must see of you're anywhere near Fall River, MA! I would visit again.
  • Great boardwalk and well lit at night. Not the safest location but it's certainly a worthy attractions. The Pokémon GO game is lit here! People are always luring the three stops in front of the carousel at night and there are like 50 people playing the same game standing around. It's cool. 😎