Embark on a guided or self-guided tour of Battleship Wisconsin, one of the largest battleships the U.S. Navy has ever constructed. The giant, decommissioned battleship, known as "Wisky," was launched Dec. 7, 1943, and served in World War II and the Korean War. Take a tour of the deck, which runs just over 270 m (887 ft). Then choose from two guided tours of the interior of the ship: The Topside Tour provides a look at the administration area, radio room, captain's cabin, and combat engagement center. The Main Street USN Tour gives you a glimpse into the life of a common sailor aboard the ship, where you'll see the ship's laundry, bakery, doughnut shop, and galley. Arrange to visit Battleship Wisconsin and other attractions in Norfolk using our Norfolk tour itinerary planner.
Battleship Wisconsin Reviews
So informative! Chipper, Leah and Sonya (?) were great tour guides. They not only knew their stuff, but added humor to it too! more »
Our teenage sons were thrilled to see. It was pouring rain but we still toured. The further down the decks the hotter it was and watch your step with wet shoes. Would go back. more »
Weekday visit right at the open. Went straight to the ship. Awesome walking and seeing it from bow to stern. Very cool descriptions throughout the ship and a fun time seeing it without people hovering over you. All areas are so interesting to see. The turret was the last stop prior to getting off the ship. Climbing into it was a blast! Watch the video on the operation. Not for the claustrophobic! The museum was a fun for all. Plenty of kid activity and much information for adults. We unfortunately missed the movies as we were not watching for the starting times. We will be back with our grandson.
The USS Wisconsin and the Nauticus Museum is a fascinating attraction. The battleship, which saw action in WWII, the Korean War and Desert Storm, was the last battleship to see active duty. A mere $15 gives you Allison for a self-guided tour of the ship and admittance to Naval Museum of Hampton Roads. Stepping on deck, you can see the enormous gun turrets and the deck of the ship that used to be home to more than 2700 sailors. It is like a small city, with everything needed for tours at sea lasting for 6 months or more. The kitchen and berthing areas were fascinating. Hard to believe that so many men could be sandwiched into bunks. The naval museum is also a great visit. There is a focus on the local area's role in naval conflicts dating back to the Revolutionary War, the War of 1812 and the Civil War. Allow yourself 2.5 to 3 hours for your visit. An inspiring and interesting attraction in Norfolk.
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