As I said before when I posted about our trip to Fort Macon State Park, I love history and love visiting historical marks whenever possible, wherever I am.
USS North Carolina Battleship is no exception, and I was lucky enough to be able to take the kids with us and watch them learn and experience the history firsthand.
Moored in quiet dignity and majesty the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, across the river from downtown Wilmington, beckons visitors to walk her decks. Envision the daily life and fierce combat her crew faced in the Pacific Theatre during World War II.
From all across our Nation they came, young men who had grown up in the crucible of the Great Depression and now determined to serve their Country in its time of need. These are the men whose stories you will encounter through their oral histories, photographs, and mementos as you experience the Ship and the exhibits.
This is a self-guided tour, which is perfect for those that wish to take in everything this historical monument has to offer. It’s recommended to set aside 2 hours for this, but I believe we were there for just over 3 hours, and I still feel like we rushed it.
There is a fee for this, so be sure to check the website for the latest information. It’s fairly inexpensive though.
The kids did enjoy this and I’m sure they wouldn’t mind going back sometime in the future.
I still find North Carolina history more fascinating that Ohio history, but I’m probably biased due to being raised in the south.