Welcome to Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, the most highly decorated American battleship of World War II.

NORTH CAROLINA participated in every major naval offensive in the Pacific theater of operations, earning 15 battle stars.  Today, this authentically restored Battleship preserves our proud Naval history and serves as her state’s World War II memorial to the 11,000+ North Carolinians who sacrificed their all for their country.

Located in Wilmington, NC, the Battleship North Carolina is open daily from 8 am – 5 pm.  Come and explore 9 decks on our self-guided tour.  Stroll the State Employees Credit Union (SECU) Veterans Memorial Walkway for a 360 view of this magnificent ship.  Bring a picnic to enjoy in our park located along the Cape Fear River.

Guided tours are offered by the Friends of the Battleship docents at 9 am & 11 am daily.  Guided tour reservations are required 36 hours in advance.  Tickets for admission may be purchased at the door or online in advance.  Come and explore this historic naval marvel for yourself!

Admission Prices

Adult: $14

Senior (65+): $10

Military: $10

Active/Retired/Dependent Spouse or Child must present ID

Youth (Ages 6 – 11): $6

Children 5 & Under: FREE

Friends of the Battleship Members: FREE

*NC sales tax will be applied to all admission sales