Welcome - USS North Carolina Battleship


Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.

From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.

Step back in time and let history come alive through the crews’ stories. Discover and build your personal connection by steering the ship, starting her engines or even firing the guns. The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA It's Your Experience.


The USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship from Helios Aerial on Vimeo.



» No Running!

» Maintain control of children at all times
» Flat, soft-sole shoes are recommended
» Watch where you step at all times
» Stay on the tour route at all times – Obey all signs
» Pace yourself and stay hydrated
» Use two hands on rails while climbing stairs
» Use each step on stairs – No jumping or sliding on rails
» Do not lean over the side of the ship
» Stay inside the ship during severe weather & lightning

» Do not tour while under the influence of drugs/alcohol

» Beware of alligators and other wildlife

» It is against the law to swim, fish or disturb wildlife on historic state property

» Report any dangers to the Battleship Staff