Friday, August 13, 2010

Visiting the North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington

Visiting the North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington, North Carolina was a memorable experience. My daughters and husband were a little awed to be walking in the footsteps of so many brave soldiers. The men who lived and worked on this vessel are true heroes that should never be forgotten.

It’s a self-guided tour so you can take as long as you want (until closing). Touring the ship can easily take 2-3 hours. The ship is metal and can be hotter inside than out. Wear your walking shoes and plan for the heat.

Photo by John Crabtree
Used with permission
Some of what you will see is:
• Bridge
• Displays
• Crews’ Quarters
• Sick Bay
• Exhibits
• Radio Central
• Guns

More about Wilmington, NC.


Adults pay $12 for admission
Active military and seniors pay $10
Kids 6-11 are $6
Under age 6 is free.
Parking is free.

Contact:
Battleship North Carolina
#1 Battleship Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
Telephone: 910.251.5797
Website: http://www.battleshipnc.com/