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USS Wisconsin

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Address: One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number:
+1 757-664-1000
10:00 am - 4:45 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:45 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 4:45 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and...

Berthed at Nauticus, the Battleship Wisconsin is one of the largest and last battleships ever built by the U.S. Navy. Explore its deck through a self-guided tour or, with an additional charge, one of our guided tours that will take you back in time to experience this majestic ship that earned five battle stars during WW II.

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Must see this living history museum! This battleship participated in WW II, Korean and Desert Storm. Experience first hand the sacrifices our servicemen made...tour where they... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
West Virginia
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West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Must see this living history museum! This battleship participated in WW II, Korean and Desert Storm. Experience first hand the sacrifices our servicemen made...tour where they lived, ate and slept. Would definitely go back next year.

Thank countrygirl054
Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must-do experience. I took the top decks tour. Bob and Tom, my guides, were knowledgeable and gave many interesting facts about the ship. The self-guided tour is also worth taking.

Thank BPetty05
Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was well worth the time and money spent. Since it wasn't the peak visit times we could take our time and really see things. Some places are a bit hard or unavailable for those with physical disabilities. There were several people around to answer questions and offer more information.

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Glendale, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

AAA discount, cheap parking across the street, a lot to see in one day...very neat to see and hear the history on it and see the museum

Thank travelshooter71
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's one of four of the greatest dreadnoughts to ever sail the seas. If you miss it while you are here.... you will hate yourself. It's a Battleship!!!!!

Thank blaineusn
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We loved touring the ship, and it's been carefully restored. Be sure to reserve at least an hour since you can wander the areas below deck and get totally lost!

Thank McCee
Grand Rapids, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A chance to walk on a modernized missile carrying battleship. See the guns, the teak deck, quarters.

Thank Ronald W
Suffolk, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ship isn't open below deck. Once I toured the battleship in Wilmington NC this ships tour was disappointing. I don't think I would take time out if my day to go see it.

Thank babyduck51
NauticusMarketing, Guest Relations Manager at USS Wisconsin, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that you were misinformed about our below deck tours. There are many areas of the ship below deck that are included in a self-guided tour with the General Admission ticket. There are also 2 guided tours that can be purchased for an additional fee that take you much deeper inside of the ship. I hope that... More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There aren't many battleships left in the world and the Wisconsin was one of the last two that were operational. Until recently it was "mothballed" and they could have put it back in service if the Navy needed to. You pretty much have the run of the ship; they have different tours that access different areas. It is maintained perfectly... More 

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Sevierville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great experience for my son who is 16yr old thinking of being in the military. First time for my husband, son and daughter to see a ship in person and up close. My husband said this was the top of his list after doing Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown.From the museum to the ship, inside and out, from... More 

Thank GLucas759

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