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Hours:Hours Vary see below
Ages:Toddlers, Kids, Teens, Adults
In/Outdoor:Indoor, Outdoor
Cost:$$ see below
Category:Historic Landmarks
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battleship cove naval ship museum photoConveniently 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.

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HOURS↑ top

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/Winter Hours
Friday through Sunday: 9AM to 4PM
Last ticket is sold at 2:30PM

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

COST↑ top

Adult: $20
Senior: $18
Active Military w/ID: $11.00
Children 4-12: $10.00
Children 3 and under: Free
US Military Veteran w/ID: $11.00

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FREE Military in uniform



Exit 7 off Rte 24, Fall River, MA map
Phone: 508-678-1905

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.

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

4-starBattleship 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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