Norfolk, Virginia: Battleship Wisconsin

Commissioned in April 1944, opened as a tourist attraction in April 2001. Tour its interior, stroll its decks; there are a lot of them, it's 887 feet long. Good outdoor views from the Elizabeth River Trail just across the inlet.

Address:
1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA
Directions:
I-264 exit 9. Drive on Waterside Drive for four stoplights (the corner of Main St.). Entrance on the left, at the Nauticus building.
Hours:
T-Sa 10-5, Su 12-5 (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Phone:
757-664-1000
Admission:
Adults $14.
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Battleship Wisconsin.

Battleship Wisconsin

Combined with the maritime museum next door. Self guided tour. Try to visit early in the day during the summer, or else the interior of the ship gets too hot and will be closed off. The adjoining museum has excellent history of the ship.

[Clark W, 07/26/2022]

Battleship Wisconsin.

Battleship Wisconsin

Terrific self-guided tour above and below decks. Claustrophobic travelers should do only the former.

[Stephan Schlegelmilch, 10/13/2013]
Warships Make News Across Country

This week, three separate old warships made tourism news. The USS Wisconsin began life as an attraction in Norfolk, VA; the USS Iowa made it to the San Francisco Bay in its penultimate step toward the same fate; while existing attraction USS Lexington survived a fire in Corpus Christi, TX.

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[04/22/2001] Complete News Story


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