Sights to See: USS NC Battleship

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, & Fort Fisher in Pleasure Island

Come aboard a piece of history!

Follow the Cape Fear River north from Pleasure Island to one of the region's most popular attractions - the USS North Carolina!

This World World II Battleship and her crew served our nation well, participating in every major naval offensive in the Pacific during the war, and earning 15 battle stars.

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The decommissioned ship is awe-inspiring and an imposing sight, even in her peaceful retirement. Visitors to the Battleship North Carolina can explore all nine levels, navigating her interior by way of ladders just as the ship's crew would have out to sea.

No history buff should miss a chance to experience this fascinating historical landmark in person, and it's a great way to teach the next generation about those who fought to protect our freedom.

The USS North Carolina is located about 15 miles from Pleasure Island, just across the river from Historic Downtown Wilmington. To learn more visit the Battleship North Carolina online at

USS North Carolina
1 Battleship Road
Wilmington, NC 28401

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