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Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
+1 910-399-9100
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Well spent afternoon

This place is a must to see in Wilmington and well worth even a longer drive! Self-guided tour... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eva F
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Bloomington, Illinois
Taking in the local sites

Just moved to the area and trying to take in all the local sites. This of course was near the top... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cathy G
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New Bern, North Carolina
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As you walk the decks of the NORTH CAROLINA, imagine yourself in the South Pacific during WWII searching the sky for enemy aircraft, anticipating what may happen next. Step aboard the most decorated US Battleship of WWII! Explore nine decks, crew's quarters, gun turrets, and much more. Discover where history comes alive. Located at the junctions of highways 17, 76, 74, 421 on the Cape Fear River across from historic downtown Wilmington. Open every day!
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“self guided tour” (435 reviews)
“during wwii” (92 reviews)
“below deck” (90 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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#1 Battleship Road, Wilmington, NC 28402
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"during wwii"
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"below deck"
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"engine room"
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"steep stairs"
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"gun turrets"
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"great ship"
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"sleeping quarters"
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"piece of history"
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"north carolina"
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is a must to see in Wilmington and well worth even a longer drive! Self-guided tour gave us enough time to read the info panels, especially the personal statements of those who served on the ship. Very interesting and informative. The visitors get...More

Thank Eva F
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just moved to the area and trying to take in all the local sites. This of course was near the top of the to do list. It did not disappoint! Very well done! Super bargain with helpful staff and easy access you could use your...More

Thank Cathy G
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Visitors Battleship NC the day we were leaving. They open early so it was perfect to beat the crowds. You get to tour the interior of the ship! It was awesome! Highly recommend for history buffs or any one who lives the military!!

Thank Darla P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice piece of history, download the app for more information during the self tour. Loads of placards with good snippets of history.

Thank mbs406
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Extremely interesting to see this massive instrument of U.S. war power from WWII. The engineering, industriousness and technology that our country pulled together in late-1930s and early 1940s is extraordinary. You can easily spend 3 to 4 hours above deck and below decks. She’s a...More

Thank Chris M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I decided we had been living in Wilmington too long to have not seen this beautiful piece of history. I absolutely loved it all of the staff was very nice and accommodating with any questions we had throughout the tour. There was...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is one of the nicest preserved ships currently open to the public. The ship was placed out of service soon after WWII so remains as it was at that time. The ship is very well maintained and has a very clear series of tour...More

Thank Scott R
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great visit on the USS North Carolina!!!! We went while there were volunteers on the ship. Pretty neat to hear information about the ship from people throughout the ship. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to see the ship. Very entertaining!!!!!...More

Thank ChrisTina D
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Reviewed 4 days ago

An incredible piece of history. Plan to spend a few hours taking it all in. Also from time to time Thalian Association will present plays on the aft deck. Most recently Mister Roberts and The Caine Mutiny. Very well done performances. A walk thru the...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed the ship, it is quite interesting to see and there is plenty of parking right in front. I would recommend

Thank Cardinals23
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battmomma
18 May 2018|
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Response from mpriest_11 | Reviewed this property |
Sort off. There are a lot of ladders you have to climb up and down.
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coxfencing
17 October 2017|
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Response from W4943QVdavidd | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed on the ship
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Amy20p
6 September 2017|
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Response from jennanddash | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if strollers were allowed, but I would wait til he's old enough to walk on his own. There are a lot of steep narrow stairs.
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