The age of the battleship may be gone but battleship museums are alive and well around the country. Taking a tour of a battleship is an experience few will forget. The battleship museums around the United States have fought through wars all across the world from World War 2 all the way to the Persian Gulf.
Visiting a battleship is unlike any other museum journey. There is so much to see it is near impossible to cover everything in just one visit. Most museums, like the USS New Jersey offer various tours which cover different spaces such as the cannons, engine rooms, bridge, deck, and bunks. The various tours make these museums great for repeat visits.
- Wear closed toed shoes. Battleships aren’t playgrounds. There are many places to easily stub a toe.
- Bring water. These ships are very large and some of the tours can be a workout!
- Behind the Scenes : Some of these museums offer behind the scenes tours for an added fee. These tours are worth every penny for the true warship lover.
Dont forget, battleships are inherently tight spaces which may be difficult for some to navigate through. Come prepared to step over and through bulkheads and watch your head!