All Battleship visitors under age 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday and Sunday, May 1-2
10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

One weekend a month the Friends of the Battleship offer a 60-minute guided tour for $6. (Price does not include admission.) Discover highlights of the Battleship’s history from a trained docent.

Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30
9 a.m. – noon; 1 – 4 p.m.

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend by having an American flag flown over the Battleship, and learning how to fold and display it correctly. The Friends of the Battleship will have flags available for a $40 donation or provide your own.


Please note: Battleship NORTH CAROLINA will not be hosting a ceremony in honor of Memorial Day this year. The Ship will be open to visitors on Memorial Day (Monday, May 31), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

About the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is self-supporting, not tax supported, and relies primarily on admissions to tour the Ship, sales in the Ship’s Store, rentals, donations and investments. No funds for its administration and operation come from appropriations from governmental entities at the local, state or federal levels. Located at the junction of Highways 17/74/76/421 on the Cape Fear River, the Battleship is open daily. Visit or follow us at, and for more information. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA is a historic site within the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (

About the Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

The Friends of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that acts, in part, as a fundraising arm for the Battleship. They support the Museum Department with funding to assist, promote, and perpetuate educational and restoration efforts of the Ship, and also offer paid tours of the Battleship using certified, volunteer tour guides. Through the use of Ambassadors, also volunteer, they provide support to visitors and help to educate the public about the Battleship and the Friends organization through community outreach. Visit or follow for more information.

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