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Battleship Cove

5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721-1540
(508) 678-1100
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Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Fall River
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Specialty Museums
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Fall River, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Located under the Braga Bridge (named for the first Fall River resident to die in World War II), the ship is joined by the submarine Lionfish, and a PT (personnel transport) craft (as in President John F. Kennedy's naval experience during that war). Not only are tours and access available during the daytime, but the ship hosts "sleep-overs" popular with... More

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Tiverton, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Always loved visiting the Battleship. Have been many times, even slept on board with Scout Troop. Interactive history is a new bonus.

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Providence, Rhode Island
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My son and I spent several hours here and I could have spent the whole day. The displays on board the USS Massachusetts are varied and interesting, from ship, plane and tank models to videos from WW II. The four ships, The USS Massachusetts, the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., the USS Lionfish and the East German Hiddensee comprise one... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Nice place to visit and learn history. You get to go on and inside many different types of ships and a submarine. Nice small town with many restaurants and shopping.

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boston
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43 reviews 43 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

...it needs some updating to keep it interesting. I'm sure money is a factor in keeping such historic pieces safe for public view, but on this visit NOBODY was available on any of the ships to answer questions, and with the lack of signs...it makes for a rather dull day. It's a great place to understand what life must of... More

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East Hampton, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My son and I were the only people at the Cove at the onset of "Hercules", January '14's winter blast. The folks there could not have been nicer to my son--a 10-year old WW II and history buff. They gave him a book that he read entirely before our arrival in New London an hour later. The only name I... More

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Middletown, Rhode Island
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71 reviews 71 reviews
26 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

This was a fantastic tour of the U.S. ships from World War II. I could of spent many more hours there but I will have to go back again when it is a little warmer.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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140 reviews 140 reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

I love this place! One of my favorite places in the whole world! Where else can you see an actual WW2 battleship and other warships, all in the same place? I also suggest getting involved in some of the volunteer and/or membership programs. Our American heritage and history is preserved right here. I visited several times while I was up... More

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Fall River, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Everyone who visits Fall River really should come to the Battleship that fought in the war. Big Mamie has battle scars from numerous attacks. It is a great place where groups such as Boy Scouts can come and stay over night and experience the ship.

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East Jockstrap, usa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

What a great experience to visit vintage war boats. Boy, if you have a child, what a great gig to have them sleep over. don't miss this one

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