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Battleship Wisconsin

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Address: One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510
Phone Number:
+1 757-664-1000
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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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Anyone visiting Norfolk,Va needs to go see this battleship. You can actually feel the history come alive as you walk through the ships interior and you get a sense of feeling what... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2016
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Avon Park, Florida
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

Anyone visiting Norfolk,Va needs to go see this battleship. You can actually feel the history come alive as you walk through the ships interior and you get a sense of feeling what it took for the man on the deck that battleship day in and day out

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Reviewed September 13, 2016

Located downtown Norfolk adjacent to Nauticus. A great museum of the area with maritime exhibits and more. A great afternoon. On site restaurant and fabulous gift shop. After visiting, take the 2 minute walk around the water's edge to the Pagoda Park.

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Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The Wisky is a family favorite of ours. We can spend an hour or more wandering her decks and talking to the wonderful and knowledgeable docents. The thoughts of walking in the footsteps of the history that has gone before is is thrilling. You can reserve special above decks or below decks tours to get an even more in depth... More 

Thank SallyATW
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

There is so much to see and do in the museum for all ages. There are alot of hands on experience for all ages. Every person and age group will find things to engage in and learn. Them you go outside to the ship and explore. It is a once in a lifetime chance to be on a huge ship... More 

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed September 12, 2016

The USS WISCONSIN, an Iowa class battleship, is an amazing display that is well-worth the time and cost of touring. Officially owned by the city of Norfolk, it is accessed through the museum, which was free on the day that I was down there. (Free is good!) You can walk the decks of this behemoth that was created to fight... More 

Thank Larry W
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Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I was born in Milwaukee Wisconsin back in 69. The history of this last Battleship gave me goose bumps as I walked the deck. I even had the privilege to go 8 decks down to its heat. The engine room. The only thing that saddens me, is I wish this ship sat outside the port of Milwaukee. It's a must... More 

Thank Gary M
Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Nauticus Maritime museum with entrance to the Wisconsin battleship were both closed on Sunday Sept. 4, 2016. There was a tropical storm in town on Sat. Sept. 3, 2016 so I can see if they closed that day, although the weather was not bad at all. However on Sept. 4, 2016 the weather was beautiful. People were there hoping... More 

Thank LaurenMarie601
Mesa, Arizona
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Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time listening to the tour guide tell about the experiences on board. The extra money for the guide is well worth it as that money goes directly to the maintenance of the ship. Thank you for the wonderful, enlightening tour.

Thank DaniGus
Kingston, New York, United States
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

we loved it we had a great time with our kids and can't wait to do it again next year as a family. the kids loved it

Thank Heather S
Schenectady NY
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Reviewed September 2, 2016

Ship is in great condition, plan on spending at least an hour walking thru doing the 'self tour'. Parked in the garage across the street.

Thank baxter518

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