Battleship in Wilmington NC - The USS North Carolina

The USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington NC
The USS North Carolina Battleship in Wilmington NC
Visit the USS North Carolina Battleship:
  • Watch an introductory movie in the auditorium and make your way through the exhibit hall before heading up to board the Ship.
  • Follow the arrows and climb the ladders to explore parts of 9 levels of this magnificent Ship.
  • Listen and watch as history comes alive through the oral histories, photographs and mementos found throughout the Ship and its exhibits.
  • Steer the ship, start the engines or even get your chance to fire the guns to build your personal connection to the USS North Carolina.
What makes this Ship so special?
During World War II, THE USS NORTH CAROLINA earned 15 battle stars and established her primary role as protector of aircraft carriers. The Ship carried out 9 shore bombardments, sank an enemy troopship, and destroyed 24 enemy aircraft. Japanese radio announcements claimed that NORTH CAROLINA had been sunk 6 times! She survived many close calls and even a hit from a Japanese torpedo. In 1958, an announcement was made of her impending scrapping. The Save Our Ship (SOS) statewide campaign was initiated and led by citizens of North Carolina to save the Ship. The campaign proved to be a success and the Battleship arrived on October 2, 1961. Click here for a more detailed history!

Do not miss this opportunity to step back in time and learn all about the USS North Carolina’s amazing history. Take your time at the USS North Carolina and then explore all that Wilmington has to offer! Stay in historic downtown with one of our Wilmington hotel partners!

Location Information:
The USS North Carolina in Wilmington, NC is located just across the river from Downtown Wilmington. Click here for directions, hours, and ticketing information.
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Featured Event :

A Verry Merry Showboat
December 6, 2014 
Enjoy a new holiday tradition! Kids can fly a flag with Santa (bring your own or buy a US or NC flag from the Battleship’s store). Santa and the Battleship’s Captain will sign your certificate of authenticity. Type your Christmas wish list on a vintage typewriter using authentic WWII USS NORTH CAROLINA radio message paper. Call the North Pole in the Battleship’s main radio room. See Santa’s journey being tracked in the Combat Information Center. Create Christmas cards for veterans in VA hospitals. And MORE! Bring your camera for some unique photo ops. A great way to start your holiday season! Click here for additional information.
The Battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington: Follow the arrows and climb the ladders to explore different parts of 9 levels of the USS North Carolina. Imagine the daily life and fierce combat that her crew faced in the Pacific during World War II. The North Carolina carried out nine shore bombardments, destroyed at least 24 enemy aircraft, and sank an enemy troopship. 

The Battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington: Oral histories, photographs and mementos on the Ship share the stories of the crew. provides visitors with plenty of photo opportunities so be sure to bring your camera and take photographs as you take a step back in time and watch history come alive.

The Battleship USS North Carolina in Wilmington: Take a step back in time and envision the daily life and fierce combat that the USS North Carolina crew members faced in the Pacific during World War II.
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  • Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Family Pass 
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  • 90 Minute Ghost Tour | Tours meet riverfront at Market & Water Streets 
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  • Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington Family Pass 
  • Valid for up to 4 adults or 2 adults and 3 children
  • 90 Minute Ghost Tour | Tours meet riverfront at Market & Water Streets 
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast served daily

  • Wilmington's best hotel special - save 20% booking the Sunny Savers Special
  • Simply Mention Sunny Savers and receive 20% off nightly rate plus applicable taxes.
  • Cannot be combined with other offers. Rate subject to availability
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  • Wilmington Trolley Company Family Pass
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • 45 Minute Narrated Tours take place every day on the hour from 10AM – 8PM
  • Tours depart from Water Street between Market & Dock Streets
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast at our onsite restaurant, Market Street Grille
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  • Henrietta III Riverboat Cruise Family Pass
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • An hour and a half cruise on the scenic Cape Fear River. The narration by our Captain contains points of interest, historical sites, and amusing anecdotes.
  • Boarding begins one half-hour prior to cruise, at the foot of Dock Street 
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast at our onsite restaurant, Market Street Grille
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Trolley Tour Package
Riverboat Cruise Package
  • Wilmington Trolley Company Family Pass
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • 45 Minute Narrated Tours take place every day on the hour from 10AM – 8PM
  • Tours depart from Water Street between Market & Dock Streets
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast served daily

  • Henrietta III Riverboat Cruise Family Pass
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • An hour and a half cruise on the scenic Cape Fear River. The narration by our Captain contains points of interest, historical sites, and amusing anecdotes.
  • Boarding begins one half-hour prior to cruise, at the foot of Dock Street 
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast served daily

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  • Aquarium at Fort Fisher admission for 2 adults and 2 children
  • The Aquarium is open year round except for major holidays
  • Rated one of Wilmington's most visited attractions
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast at our onsite restaurant, Market Street Grille
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  • Springbrook Farms Horse Drawn Carriage Ride Family Pass 
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • 30 Minute Narrated Tours every day on the hour from 10AM – 8PM
  • Tours depart from Water Street between Market & Dock Streets
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast at our onsite restaurant, Market Street Grille
  • Call NOW to book!
Aquarium Package
Horse Drawn Carriage Ride Package
  • Aquarium at Fort Fisher admission for 2 adults and 2 children
  • The Aquarium is open year round except for major holidays
  • Rated one of Wilmington's most visited attractions
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast served daily
  • Springbrook Farms Horse Drawn Carriage Ride Family Pass 
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • 30 Minute Narrated Tours take place every day on the hour from 10AM – 8PM
  • Tours depart from Water Street between Market & Dock Streets
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast served daily

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Rates subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Rates subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Holiday Inn Wilmington Packages Include:
  • Your choice of a Spacious King or Two Double Bed Guest Room
  • An Indoor Pool with Whirlpool Spa
  • Evening Reception Monday - Thursday Featuring Complimentary Appetizer and Adult Beverages for Registered Guests
  • Onsite Restaurant and Lounge with Room-service Available
  • Over-sized Guest Room Featuring a Refrigerator and Microwave
  • Large 37" Flat Screen TV with HD Channels and Full Cable
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet 
  • Conveniently located near Downtown Wilmington and six incredible beaches
  • Newly renovated rooms

  • Your choice of a Spacious Studio, One Bedroom or Two Bedroom Suite
  • Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast served Daily
  • Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi
  • A Heated Indoor Pool and Fitness Center
  • 42" LCD TV with dvd player and on site guest dvd library
  • Spacious Suites featuring a full kitchen - with full size stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave
  • StudioOne Bedroom and Two Bedroom suites available - all suites include a pull out sleeper sofa
  • Evening Reception Monday - Thursday Featuring Complimentary Dinner and Adult Beverages for Registered Guests

Staybridge Suites Wilmington Packages Include:
Holiday Inn Wilmington Packages Include:
  • Your choice of a Spacious King or Two Double Bed Guest Room
  • An Indoor Pool with Whirlpool Spa
  • Evening Reception Monday - Thursday Featuring Complimentary Appetizer and Adult Beverages for Registered Guests
  • Onsite Restaurant and Lounge with Room-service Available
  • Over-sized Guest Room Featuring a Refrigerator and Microwave
  • Large 37" Flat Screen TV with HD Channels and Full Cable
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet 
  • Conveniently located near Downtown Wilmington and six incredible beaches
  • Newly renovated rooms

  • Your choice of a Spacious Studio, One Bedroom or Two Bedroom Suite
  • Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast served Daily
  • Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi
  • A Heated Indoor Pool and Fitness Center
  • 42" LCD TV with dvd player and on site guest dvd library
  • Spacious Suites featuring a full kitchen - with full size stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave
  • StudioOne Bedroom and Two Bedroom suites available - all suites include a pull out sleeper sofa
  • Evening Reception Monday - Thursday Featuring Complimentary Dinner and Adult Beverages for Registered Guests

Staybridge Suites Wilmington Packages Include:
Holiday Inn Wilmington Packages Include:
  • Your choice of a Spacious King or Two Double Bed Guest Room
  • An Indoor Pool with Whirlpool Spa
  • Evening Reception Monday - Thursday Featuring Complimentary Appetizer and Adult Beverages for Registered Guests
  • Onsite Restaurant and Lounge with Room-service Available
  • Over-sized Guest Room Featuring a Refrigerator and Microwave
  • Large 37" Flat Screen TV with HD Channels and Full Cable
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet 
  • Conveniently located near Downtown Wilmington and six incredible beaches
  • Newly renovated rooms

  • Your choice of a Spacious Studio, One Bedroom or Two Bedroom Suite
  • Complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast served Daily
  • Complimentary High Speed Wi-Fi
  • A Heated Indoor Pool and Fitness Center
  • 42" LCD TV with dvd player and on site guest dvd library
  • Spacious Suites featuring a full kitchen - with full size stainless steel refrigerator, dishwasher, and microwave
  • StudioOne Bedroom and Two Bedroom suites available - all suites include a pull out sleeper sofa
  • Evening Reception Monday - Thursday Featuring Complimentary Dinner and Adult Beverages for Registered Guests

Staybridge Suites Wilmington Packages Include:
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
Packages subject to availability. Offer based upon availability, specials and packages may not be available during special events, blackout dates or periods of high occupancy.
  • USS NC Battleship Family Pass
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • Admission to explore the ship on a self guided tour. Free Hot Buffet Breakfast at our onsite restaurant, Market Street Grille
  • Call NOW to book!
  • USS NC Battleship Family Pass
  • Valid for up to 2 adults and 4 children
  • Admission to explore the ship on a self guided tour.
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast served daily

Call the Holiday Inn at (866) 893-2703 to book your favorite package!
For more information visit : www.wilmingtonhi.com
Call the Holiday Inn at (866) 893-2703 to book your favorite package!
For more information visit : www.wilmingtonhi.com
Call the Holiday Inn at (866) 893-2703 to book your favorite package!
For more information visit : www.wilmingtonhi.com
Call the Staybridge at (866) 875-7770 to book your favorite package!
For more information visit: www.staywilmington.com
Call the Staybridge at (866) 875-7770 to book your favorite package!
For more information visit: www.staywilmington.com
Call the Staybridge at (866) 875-7770 to book your favorite package!
For more information visit: www.staywilmington.com
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