Battleship Cove

Battleship Cove, Fall River: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Battleship Cove Reviews: 4.5/5

Battleship Cove
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Home to five National Historic Landmarks and Official Veteran Memorials on both state and national levels, Battleship Cove has been providing the preservation of both the military heritage of the New England region and that of the United States since 1965. A non-profit memorial and museum located in Fall River, Massachusetts, veterans, families, schools, Scouts, and interested visitors from around the world have walked the decks of these historic vessels and viewed the legendary aircraft on display. Day visits, overnight camping experiences, and special events allow the public to immerse themselves in the exploration of the historic entities on exhibit and see for themselves the sacrifices made by both the military personnel who served on these amazing ships and aircraft and those who supported their constructio See battleship USS Massachusetts BB59, destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr DD850, submarine USS Lionfish SS298, PT Boats 617 and 796, and German missile corvette Hiddensee
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Heather B
Norwich, CT521 contributions
Great View of massive Battleships
Nov 2020
Battleship Cove is impressive. Gazing upon those huge ships makes you feel quite small, and happy they exist. It's located on a side street that isn't heavily trafficked. I'm not sure if you can go on them, when we went it was closed. I highly suggest a visit. Fall River is a neat place to behold.
Written October 14, 2021
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Wyosoldier
Cheyenne, WY2,665 contributions
Experience Naval history
Oct 2021
Flew out to specifically visit the site. They have not only WWII ships but a cold war ship and Vietnam era airships.They are working hard to maintain these ships so work is always going on. A truly unique item is the East German missile ship. It took me about 4 hours to really tour all the ships they have. Highly recommend this if history is you interest.
Written October 6, 2021
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FarAway195750
3 contributions
Wonderful history
Sep 2021 • Couples
As a former sailor this brought back memories,I was able to show my girlfriend and tell her things about ships only A former sailor would know,there is alot to see they have an impressive amount of hardware, unfortunately it also requires a ton of resources to maintain and some things are in desperate need of care and painting. I wish they didn't paint over the original compartment tags I would have loved to have read what the originally were.I wanted to stay overnight but unfortunately it's for families and groups only. But it was a good value 2 days and they do the best they can with resources they have. (Personally I'd rather see the federal government take some of my tax dollars to keep historic places like this maintained rather than sending that money overseas for nothing that's my personal opinion on it. ) Overall this was a great pleasure to visit!!!
Written October 1, 2021
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Vince C
Boston, MA28 contributions
An Excellent Trip In Time Back to WWII
Sep 2021
We visited these restored battleships on Saturday. They had a special memorial dedication and some special exhibits discussing WWII. The ships are great to explore, and pretty extensive. We only had time to visit The Massachusetts. Highly recommended.
Written September 8, 2021
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Teammilitello
Des Moines, IA632 contributions
Highlight of our New England vacation
Aug 2021 • Family
I should mention that I have 4 sons, and they all mentioned that our trip here was at the top of their list for the week. Best money spent. On the largest ship, you can sit & watch great videos. Tickets include the Nautical Museum down the street. Do not miss it. Absolutely amazing collection of mini-ship replicas, with a section focusing on the Titanic.
Written August 14, 2021
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JB
Marlborough, CT2 contributions
Great Museum! Unfortunately the staff didn’t enforce the MA mandatory mask policy
Aug 2021 • Family
The place is huge and could easily spend an entire day there. The museum was fantastic! The only reason it got 4 stars was because no one was enforcing the mandatory mask rules and most people didn’t have masks on!
Written August 8, 2021
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Michael F
Lagrange, New York, United States94 contributions
A Fantastic Experience!
Aug 2021 • Family
Amazing two days. Pay for day one and the second day is free. Take your time. So much to see. Awesome staff. Great experience. Ample parking. Restaurants nearby. Declan was extremely helpful and friendly. Bathrooms were clean. Snack bar on the USS Massachusetts.
Written August 6, 2021
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Jenn M
Morgantown, PA95 contributions
Wow!!
Jul 2021
The pass is good for multiple days! We only had over an hour. This was added to the agenda.....too our surprise it was AWESOME! It is amazing to see how our brave military live on these vessels. It is sad too because they were used in a time we cannot imagine. Thank you troops! Helicopters... planes .....boats.... battleships.... submarine....oh my! We loved it!
Written July 23, 2021
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James H
Collegeville, PA43 contributions
What a learning experience
Jul 2021
Not that bad for the ticket price. If you are into war/military history, you can make a day of this. You can go on 4 different vessels including the Battleship Massachusetts. To do all the exploring, you will have to do a lot of climbing on steep stairs and climbing through hatchways. We were on 6 different decks on the battleship. The inside is not just a decommissioned ship, it is a military/war museum. Take as many pictures as you want. Maneuvering little kids could be a problem. I wish my father was alive to be there with us being a Navy man.
Written July 14, 2021
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Mariela F
Puerto Rico2 contributions
Interesting but no COVID-19 mesures
Jul 2021
The visit is very interesting for kids and adults. But, no COVID-19 in place. The sanitation areas were empty and no personnel disinfecting anything.
Written July 9, 2021
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  • Sun - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM