About Battleship Cove
Battleship Cove has been recognized as a 2014 “Editors’
Choice” winner in Yankee Magazine’s Travel Guide to New England
Battleship Cove is open to the public 362 days each year. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day.
7 days/week: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
7 days/week 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
After nearly fifty years of operation, Battleship Cove continues to give New England tourists the greatest value at an affordable cost. General admission fees are posted below. Cash, check, and all major credit cards are accepted.
Adults – $17.00
Seniors & AAA – $15.00
Children aged 6-12 – $10.50
Children under 6 FREE
Active military with – $8.50
US Military Veterans with ID – $15.00 Military in uniform FREE
*Group rate (adult) – $13.60
*Group rate (ages 6-12) – $8.40
*Educational rate – Please call for current rate and guidelines
*Nautical Nights – $55-$60
Free parking at Battleship Cove all year long!
Explore and Discover 6 Historic Naval Ships
Climb aboard for an epic adventure on the decks of the largest collection of historic naval ships in the world! Explore five National Historic Landmarks: the Battleship Massachusetts, Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Submarine Lionfish, and the only two motor torpedo boats on display in the world, PT 617 and 796. Along with the Hiddensee, our Russian-built missile corvette, you’ll travel through time as you move from ship to ship–all the way from WWII, through the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, to the Cold War, and beyond.
Fun and Educational Programming
Battleship Cove is a place of compelling educational experiences for the children of our communities and visiting youth groups.
Battleship Cove is also home to numerous exhibits including the National PT Boat Museum, the National Destroyermen’s Museum, and exhibitions to those who served on the USS Saint Paul and on Radar Picket Ships. The “Women Protecting US” exhibit, located on board the battleship, is a tribute to the service of women in wartime highlighting their contributions in science, math, medicine, engineering, and technology during WWII.
Plan a visit today! School groups and home-schooling families who book a trip will receive the education rate of only $5 per person. Admission includes:
- Access to all open ships and exhibits for the day
- The Pearl Harbor Experience (subject to season/time of visit)
- A 20-minute orientation film, which can be viewed on-site or mailed prior to your visit
- Letters to Heroes (letter-writing to active duty service personnel)
- Enhance your visit with the following:
- Guided tours: $3 per person (min. of 15 people)
- Interview a Veteran: $75 for up to 15 students; $100 for larger groups. Get a first-hand account from those who served. Our most popular request!
We hope to see you on board! For more information about our programs, please contact the Education Department at (508) 678-1100 x 110. To book your trip, please dial extension 101.
Interactive Pearl Harbor Experience
School groups and families will begin their journey in 1941, when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into the Second World War. In our newest exhibit, The Pearl Harbor Experience, you’ll be immersed in the sights and sounds of that fateful day in history, “a date which will live in infamy.”
Family Nautical Nights
If your family is seeking a different kind of experience to enjoy together, camping at Battleship Cove is an affordable and memorable destination choice for a fun and learning experience. This is a year round program for scouts and other youth groups.
Typically, the Nautical Nights Program was reserved for organized youth groups but after repeated requests from families that they be allowed to participate in the program, special dates were reserved as Family Nautical Nights. The dates for 2014 are as follows:
Please call Paula or Sue to check available dates at 508-678-1100 ext 101 or 102. For as little as $50 per person you will enjoy:
- Exploring every nook, cranny and exhibit of the entire Battleship Cove fleet;
- Sleeping in the same authentic bunks that the sailors slept in;
- Learning how the sailors lived and worked on board;
- Participating in engaging special activities;
- Gathering ’round to watch an action-packed feature film;
- Mingling with veterans who made history;
- Having a full dinner and breakfast in the Officer’s Wardroom (all included in the price of your stay)