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Battleship Cove Naval Ship Museum

Official Website:Battleship Cove Naval Ship Museum
Location:Exit 7 off Rte 24, Fall River, MA
Phone:508-678-1905
Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Historic Landmarks
Other Ideas: Swan Boat Rides; Old North Church - North End; Paul Revere House; Castle Island and Fort Independence; Quincy Market


Battleship Cove Naval Ship MuseumConveniently located in Fall River off I- 195, Battleship Cove harbors the world’s largest collection of historic naval ships, including five National Historic Land-marks: Battleship Massachusetts, Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Submarine Lionfish, and PT Boats 617 and 796.

The most-visited museum in Southeastern Massachusetts, the Cove also offers group visits, recreational boating, overnight and family camping, a new summer day camp, and all-inclusive birthday, banquet, and conference facilities for parties and special events.

Things to see and do at Battleship Cove
Historic naval ships, military exhibits, and related memorabilia tell the stories of brave sailors and their proud fighting days long ago. Walk where these sailors fought, man the guns they used to defend our freedom, or try on a Navy bunk for size!

Battleship Cove holds six navy warships from the WWII era including a submarine. Explore the Battleship Massachusetts, a submarine, a PT boat, a Japanese suicide boat and more among the fleet of six vessels open to the public.

The USS Massachusetts (Battleship Massachusetts) is open for exploration - there are nine deck to explore on your own or with a tour.

Exploring life on board is interesting; try out the hammocks that served as sailor's bunks, climb the turrets, and admire the enormous main deck.

One of the most ambitious oral history programs in the country, the Veterans' Voices Oral History Project at Battleship Cove collects and preserves the life experiences of veterans as a growing, living record of American culture.

The Wardroom Grill
Enjoy fish & chips, clam chowder, ice cream, sandwiches, fast food items and desserts.

Community Boating at Battleship Cove
Battleship Cove Community Boating (BCCB) offers affordable membership programs and youth and adult classes that will have you sailing in no time.

Nautical Overnights
Memorable overnight encampment programs are offered for kids ($40-55). Kids get to speak to former crew members, a tour all the ships, a lesson in knot tying, eat sailor's grub and sleep in the sailor's bunks.

Find lots more ideas on fun things to do with the family in Boston.

HoursTop

Spring Hours
7 days/week: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Summer Hours (starting May 25)
7 days/week: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Fall Hours
7 days/week: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Grill Hours
Weekends and Holidays
Open 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Lunch Service 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Weekdays (April thru October)
Open 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lunch Service 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM


CostTop

Adults - $18.00
Seniors - $16.00
Children aged 4-12 - $11.00
Children under 3 - FREE
Active military with ID - FREE
US Military Veterans with ID - $16.00

View Admission Rates
FREE Children under 6
FREE Military in uniform


LocationTop

Exit 7 off Rte 24, Fall River, MA map

Battleship Cove is conveniently located in Southeastern Massachusetts on scenic Mt. Hope Bay. Take Exit 5 off I-195 or Exit 7 off Route 24 South. Follow signs to Battleship Cove, 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721.

TipsTop

  • If you choose to explore on your own, be sure to pick up a map when you arrive - it's easy to get lost.
ReviewsTop

Battleship Cove
I took my four-year old son to Battleship Cove. He absolutely loved it! If you have any hint of claustrophobia, don't attempt it as it's very hands-on. Visitors have the opportunity to board and tour ships and a submarine. My son is asking to go back daily.

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