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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  • August 10, 2017
    My son and I went on an overnight excursion with his cub scout pack. There are 3 ships and a submarine. We went through all four of them and it was very cool and educational. You can spend hours on th...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    Visitors center is across from ships. Plenty of parking, clean bathrooms, boardwalk, exhibits. We did not go onto the ships since it was close to closing time, but enjoyed the view from Visitors Cente...  more »
  • August 4, 2017
    I never knew that the WWII sailors experienced such tough living conditions. What an education we received when we toured the ships at this museum. Everything was displayed just as it was during the w...  more »
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  • June 14, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • May 7, 2017
    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.
  • May 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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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