Marvel at the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels at Battleship Cove, home to an array of submarines and ships of different classes. Visit the museum and admire its collection of fighting craft floating in the harbor. Wander its indoor exhibits to learn more about the engagements the ships and their crew participated in, their experiences, and their postwar histories. Don't miss the museum's crowning glory, the USS Massachusetts, a South Dakota-class battleship that fought battles across the world during World War II--one of the few survivors of its kind. You can even climb aboard to see the vessel up-close for yourself. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Fall River holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Battleship Cove and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Battleship Cove Reviews
My now husband and I have visited here for many years and we were thrilled to introduce our 2 year old to one of our favorite places this year. She may not have a full understanding of what this... more »
a fitting tribute to the men that served in the United States Navy. A day here is not enough, So much to see and explore. I would highly reccomend a visit but give yourself lots of time. more »
Beautiful facilities, clean museum center. Well kept, restored and cared for. Absolutely stunning. Took our family about 2 hours to see a good bit of it, could have spent another 2 looking more in depth at the exhibits within. Cafeteria area was clean and had some good snacks for a mid trip energy boost. Definitely recommend.
This is my 3rd visit to Battleship Cove, first as a 12 year old, then taking my 10 year old son, and now taking my 12 year old grandson. This is always a great visit and I'm always impressed with the job the volunteers do to keep all the ships afloat and presentable. Having veteran volunteers makes the visit even better. My grandson enjoyed hearing about shipboard life from an actual "Tin Can Sailor. " I would highly recommend a visit to Battleship Cove for anyone that has an interest in WWII history, Naval history, or the greatest generation.
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