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Battleship North Carolina

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The USS North Carolina, and it's sister ship, is a North Carolina class battle ship and very fast... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeff S
San Juan Capistrano
Immense in size and educational value

As part of our visit to Wilmington, this was a "must-do" for us. Wife and I, plus 6yo boy and 4yo... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Raleigh, North Carolina
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“during wwii”(93 reviews)
“below deck”(92 reviews)
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...more
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1 Battleship Rd, Wilmington, NC 28401-2577
+1 910-399-9100
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 February 2006

A self professed history buff, I have already toured the USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor, and the USS New Jersey but I could not miss the opportunity to see one more. I was lucky, it was a cool day and I had business to attend...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 20 August 2013

There is a lot of information you can learn, but be prepared to do a lot of reading. The recollections by the crew were the best part of the various informative panels. If there is anyone with any physical challenges in your group, they will...More

4  Thank N R
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The USS North Carolina, and it's sister ship, is a North Carolina class battle ship and very fast. Only the three Iowa class battleships are bigger

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 5 days ago

As part of our visit to Wilmington, this was a "must-do" for us. Wife and I, plus 6yo boy and 4yo girl visited on a blustery Sunday. We spent almost two hours there and could have stayed longer (especially if the facilities had been restored...More

1  Thank NCfamily77
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My dad is a Navy veteran of War War II and is now 93 and still with us today. I love these ships due to him being in the service. This ship is so big and amazing. Going through the ship I could just see...More

Thank dskeens
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I attended a Veterans Rally for Dr. Kyle Horton who was running for US Congress on the Battleship. She had arranged that if we get there early we could also tour the ship. I arrived early so I could see some of the ship before...More

Thank GeorgeH-LI_NY-ExPat
Reviewed 6 days ago

I took my uncle to visit Battleship North Carolina before he passed. He served on an aircraft carrier during WWII in the South Pacific and described how stifling it could be in quarters under deck. I also took friends from Europe that enjoyed the opportunity...More

Thank tholsather
Reviewed 1 week ago

The USS North Carolina is not to miss if you have any interest in a WWII era battleship. The ship is easily accessible, with so many areas open for visitation. The information provided is detailed, enhanced by a cool cell-phone app to help guide and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had teens and a child. Passed the ship in route to Wilmington. Wanting something to do we decided to explore!! The battleship was very neat!! Cost was the average cost for a museum. Lots of ladder type stairs to climb due to the different levels...More

Thank Gage113
Reviewed 1 week ago

My colleague and friend Mark Sullivan was based on this ship during WWII. It's a real battleship that was saved by students who contributed their Milk Money and benefactors in town. It's not easy to navigate the steps but fun to do so for those...More

Thank DonnaDoJerseyShore
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The battleship is always a popular trip! We take all our visitors there. It’s a bit pricey but there’s sooooo much to see that’s it’s really worth it - a great experience. I’m no history buff be I always love reading the quotes from the...More

Thank happyolmstead
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have toured several battleships and it is always exciting. We spent 3,5 hours exploring 9 decks and I was surprised how spacious some areas were. The ship served from 1941-47 and had 2.300 crew. Admission is 14 $ for adults. Hurricane Michel destroyed the...More

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Nick O
6 September 2018|
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Response from TJ F | Reviewed this property |
This is an excellent place to go on a field trip. There is a 10-minute film you can check out before boarding that gives a brief account of the history of this ship. There is a lot to see, so be prepared to spend at least... More
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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.
17 October 2017|
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