Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin
During your Virginia vacation, be sure to visit the historical attraction, the Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin, for an amazing insight to America's past and many exhibits focusing on the seas as you explore the wildlife and even the weather out in the Atlantic Ocean.
Friends and family will love this amazing attraction as you explore the Nauticus, a maritime science center and museum that features educational and hands-on exhibits covering from the late 1800s to present day, wildlife exhibits of bamboo sharks and exhibits focusing on the plants and animals of the bay, as well as a theater for nautically-related movies.
After exploring the Nauticus museum, head outside to take a guided or non-guided tour of the Battleship Wisconsin. As you look upon the Battleship Wisconsin, you will immediately sense its incredible command featuring massive guns, a sleek profile, and a loaded superstructure contributes to the ship's massive power. The interior of the ship is closed to the public but you can look through portholes to see the officer's mess, or dining area, as well as a senior officer's stateroom.
About the Battleship Wisconsin
From World War I to World War II battleships dominated the seas. and the ships in the U.S. Navy, have served with distinction. As you stand on the top deck you will appreciate the history of the 887-foot ship that was once home to several thousand soldiers. Dominating the main deck of the ship are 16-inch-long guns with a history of firing shells that each weighed 2,700 pounds! that dominate the main deck. These gun turrets were capable of rotating around giving all nine guns the ability to fire a full broadside to ranges up to 23 nautical miles.
Norfolk Attraction Combo Pass
The Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin attraction is part of the Norfolk Attraction Combo Pass. With the combo pass, you get access to this attraction plus the Virginia Zoo and the Norfolk Botanical Garden for an unforgettable adventure in Virginia Beach.
|10:00 AM - 5:00 PM|
- Approximately how long could a customer plan to spend at Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin?
3 to 4 hours to tour both the Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin.
- What amenities are available?
There is a gift shop on-site.
- Does Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin offer headsets or other special features?
There are assisted listening devices available for the theater and audio tours of the Battleship Wisconsin are available at the admissions desk.
- Is Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin handicap accessible?
Yes, it is handicap accessible.
- Is photography & video recording allowed?
Both photography & video recording is allowed.
- For what ages is Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin appropriate?
Attraction is appropriate for all ages.
- Is parking available at Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin?
Paid public parking as well as multiple parking garages are available.