Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Visiting The Battleship North Carolina

Our family loves history, so we've always enjoyed checking out battleships. I think it's important for kids to know about the heroes who allowed us to have our freedom today. We were in North Carolina over the summer and knew we wanted to stop off in Wilmington to check out the Battleship. 

Of course there's a pandemic going on, so there were changes. For example, you couldn't go below deck. You only could explore the top decks. But on the plus, the entrance fee was reduced because of this. 



It's a pretty area to walk around, so we did that first:






My husband is in the Air Force, so we had to get photos here:






The ship is pretty spectacular:



There were signs reminding us of what was open:




Yes, masks were required, and there was sanitizer stations around so we felt safe touching things. You were still allowed to do that.


Did you know in the 40s, the Battleship North Carolina was considered the world's greatest sea weapon? 



It was still neat exploring the upper decks.



There were social distancing reminders:




There were only a certain number of tickets sold, so we didn't see a lot of people.

I was telling Natalie here that a torpedo slammed into the hull in 1942 but it still survived. Pretty cool. 






The full tour is now available. We have done that one before a few years ago and enjoyed it. If you want to go, the Battleship North Carolina is open from 8-5 every day and there are still safety measures in place, like masks required and smaller groups. You can click here for more info. 




Have you ever been to the Battleship North Carolina? I know we'll be back one day. 






28 comments:

  1. Wow I know her because my boyfriend went there with his friends, I always made him promise to come back with me, but the young gentleman has not yet done it -. Really beautiful!

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  2. Very cool. We went to the Intrepid in NYC which seems similar.

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  3. If you've not been to Corpus to see the Lexington it is really worth the trip.

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  4. I love old battleships. I was raised in the Navy and my dad would take us to tour some. Submarines aren't my fav, but I will go in them.

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  5. That is such an important part of our history. It is so nice that a military family like yours takes such pride in our fleet.

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  6. omg i would love love love to get on a battleship, this must have been an amazing experience.

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  7. Looks like a fun time. This is a place that my older boys would enjoy.

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  8. This sounds like such an interesting place to visit - I love that they have made it possible for people to keep visiting at such a time.

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  9. I love how the ship was one of the greatest battle ships. Sounds like a great place to visit.

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  10. Very cool! I always take guests to the Midway when they visit San Diego!

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  11. Looks like a wonderful sightseeing tour. We love to visit historical locals too when in new cities.

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  12. I love historical stuff like this! I would love to see it in person.

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  13. I've never been to Battleship North Carolina, but what a lovely site. I love visiting places like this and learning more about history.

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  14. This would be such a great experience. Especially for someone like me,who loves anything about history.

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  15. I think this year is so perfect to discover the beautiful places that we have around us or in our country. Thanks for sharing it!

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  16. Looks like a neat place to visit! And some interesting historal knowledge too. I'll have to check it out if I'm ever in NC

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  17. It’s nice to see safety protocols are in place! I haven’t been here but good to know that Battleship North Carolina was considered the world's greatest sea weapon before! That’s cool info! :)

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  18. Looks like a great place to visit. I love visiting historical sites.

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  19. Great historical trip! I love seeing stuff like this, sounds like a great trip!

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  20. That looks like a great place to visit. I love seeing historical sites. They're so much fun to learn from.

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  21. Battleships are always so impressive! I have a photo with one from the times when I was a kid! Looks like you had lots of fun! :)

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  22. Yay!! This sounds like such a fun place to visit with kids!!

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  23. Nathalie Porbes (porbesnathalie@gmail.com)September 25, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    It looks historical and amazing. I really love going into places like this. Where you can have a sneak peek of what had happend in the past

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  24. Wow this looks incredible. What an amazing trip and cool piece of history. I would love to go one day. Awesome article!

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  25. I would love to visit! The place looks so cool and amazing for me!

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  26. What a neat place to visit. So interesting to learn some more about history.

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  27. This looks like fun place to visit with family. My boys would love this place. They are obsessed with battleships, planes, anything military related.

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  28. This looks like an idea destination for social distancing travel! Thanks for sharing this idea with us.

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