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Battleship Wisconsin
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$53.99*
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Norfolk Passport to Fun
Ranked #2 of 75 things to do in Norfolk
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Lockers / storage, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed December 30, 2013

Its a great place to visit with kids of all ages as well as adults. It might be too much for older adults because there is a lot of climbing required to go thru all the levels in the ship. We did the self guided tour which was good. You can pay more to get the guided tours but be aware that they have limited seats and only run 2 or 3 times a day. Plan ahead and buy tickets online for guided tours to prevent having an issue at the end. We drove 4 hours down to catch the guided tour. We arrived 2 hours early but the guided tour was sold out. Only 1 spot left therefore, we ended up doing a self tour. The self tours don't allow us to go down to the main level of the ship where they teach you about lifestyles of the tailors. Also, there were a few other topside options that we couldn't attend being a self touring family. But overall, it was definitely worth it!
Also for little kids who get hungry quickly, there isn't a food court. They have an area designated for eating with about 4-5 vending machines with junk food.

4  Thank SaRiAzAm
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

It's very big, educational and interesting place. We don't have kids but I am sure they would love it. It's also amazing how big it is. I have never seen anything similar to it.

Thank lerotchka
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Reviewed December 29, 2013

we took the guided tour of the USS Wisconsin and was very happy with the tour. The guides were
very knowledgeable and courteous as well as friendly. i highly recommend this to anyone visiting
Norfolk, Va area.

Thank Monty N
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

My friend and I only had time for an hour or so stop in Norfolk on the way to Williamsburg. I wanted to see The Wisconsin and she was interested in the Hunter House Victorian Museum over on Freemason Street.

The Wisconsin and Nauticus museum complex is certainly worth returning for a variety of reasons. It seems ideal for school groups, veterans, or families.

I took the self guided tour of the battleship, but would be interested in a guide next time.
There are wonderfully displayed and organized exhibits inside the Nauticus complex. Unfortunately, I could only breeze through.

There were paid staff and volunteers who were extremely helpful. I spoke to several volunteers who were active duty military("Thank-you").

I intend to return next year.

2  Thank dabaker10
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

We visited Nauticus and the USS Wisconsin during the Homeschool Day. The program was great. A docent spoke about life aboard a ship, and showed the kids various uniforms, materials, etc. There was also a Science program offered that was a big hit. We will go back.

Thank Jen R
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