Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, Wilmington

Categories: Military Museums, Museums
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4.7/5 based on 2,200+ reviews on the web
Explore the decks and hear stories about the most decorated U.S. Battleship of World War II. Battleship NORTH CAROLINA was built using the latest shipbuilding technology of the time and participated in every major naval offensive of the Pacific Theater. A self-guided tour will take you to nine decks, gun turrets, living quarters, and a surgical clinic. Learn about individuals who served on the ship from oral histories, photographs, and mementoes. Read the Roll of Honor to see names of North Carolinians who died serving in World War II. The ship is not air-conditioned, and you will be walking a lot, so bring a bottle of water. To visit Battleship NORTH CAROLINA on your trip to Wilmington, use our Wilmington trip itinerary builder.
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  • The USS North Carolina is worth for not Kriegsbegeistete a very interesting visit. After visiting, you can well imagine how here in World War 2 soldiers under the most adverse circumstances have done service. You can actually go into all "innards" of the ship. Imposing the armament is also the representation of the Lebensumständeb of the crew and officers. The species of battleships is long extinct, here the Representative received best visited. It's worth.
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  • After a bunch of days in the sun and sand of Myrtle Beach, we were looking for something different. An hour plus drive away and easy to find, this was a wonderful location to visit. It might not be th...  read more »
  • We toured with two small kids (6,3) and all had a great time. We spent 2-3 hours and that's with easily distracted little ones. I could see adults spending much longer. So much to see and read. We lov...  read more »
  • Seeing how they lived, fought, and worked was really neat. If you like history this is a must see. Alot of knowledge throughout the ship. Would recommend going early morning due to the below decks not being air conditioned. But they do have fans so it's not to terribly bad.
  • Definitely worth seeing if you're in the area. There is lots to see, and it's really pretty amazing to see it all, especially knowing that this was a highly decorated ship during WWII. Be prepared to climb ladders and possibly climb into/through small hatches (especially if you want to go inside the gun turrets). Bring money for the vending machines and take note of their position on the deck... believe me when I say that you will be needing a cold drink or several during your touring. Also, check out their holiday events on their website.
  • This was an amazing place and really made me consider what it'd have been like to be aboard the ship. The self guided tour does get a little confusing at times but it is well marked. The walk through the ship is somewhat restricted and there are many very steep stairs to take from floor to floor in the ship. I highly recommend this as a stop for anyone interested in WW2 or Navy history.
  • Awesome experience! I loved all the crew stories. My only recommendation would be wear decent shoes and go early in the day. It gets very warm in the ship. Plus it was not toonly busy right at opening.
  • Very cool to walk through this piece of history. You get access to a lot of the ship: guns, the bridge, mess/living quarters. My family and I enjoyed our visit. If you visit, be prepared to climb up and down a good number of narrow staircases on the ship. You're not really notified of this up front, and it might be difficult for some visitors. You can avoid some of them by skipping small parts of the ship, but if you want to see everything, you're gonna be climbing up and down a fair amount.
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