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Battleship Cove, Fall River

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Marvel at the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels at Battleship Cove, home to an array of submarines and ships of different classes. Visit the museum and admire its collection of fighting craft floating in the harbor. Wander its indoor exhibits to learn more about the engagements the ships and their crew participated in, their experiences, and their postwar histories. Don't miss the museum's crowning glory, the USS Massachusetts, a South Dakota-class battleship that fought battles across the world during World War II--one of the few survivors of its kind. You can even climb aboard to see the vessel up-close for yourself. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Fall River holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Battleship Cove and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Battleship Cove reviews

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  • We planned on visiting Battleship Cove for months and the opportunity opened up on the day before Christmas and we were pleased they were both opened and ready for visitors. Overall, the staff was... 
    We planned on visiting Battleship Cove for months and the opportunity opened up on the day before Christmas and we were pleased they were both opened and ready for visitors. Overall, the staff was...  more »
  • If my review is useful, please give me a "helpful" vote. 1.. USS Massachusetts (battleship). I booked my entry (2-day Kilroy pass) two weeks prior to my visit. I drove 8 hours only to find out that.....  more
    If my review is useful, please give me a "helpful" vote. 1.. USS Massachusetts (battleship). I booked my entry (2-day Kilroy pass) two weeks prior to my visit. I drove 8 hours only to find out that.....  more »
  • Great displays friendly staff lots of climbing almost ladder stairs, bring a coat in fall free parking right next to a carousel 
    Great displays friendly staff lots of climbing almost ladder stairs, bring a coat in fall free parking right next to a carousel  more »
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  • It's a great place to visit if you're into battleships or just machinery and engineering. Probably need a whole day to see it all. You have great freedom of movement and you can go explore the entire battleship on your own pace. It's amazing to be able to see pretty much everything, all decks, the cannons, engine room, living quarters... We brought our kids and they loved it too, the biggest hide and seek in their lives (just make sure you don't get lost, it's possible without a map).
  • Awesome. Only complaint is all the vessels need some restoration work. Rust removed, plates repaired or replaced, wood deck refinished or replaced, paint, etc. The exhibits are top notch. Gift shop well stocked. Snack bar on BB59 is not bad. Staff and volunteers are competent and polite.
  • It was fun for the whole family and for a loving couple to walk and enjoy the sites. I was happy how wonderful it was for us to enjoy on our date night. A beautiful evening and a wonderful sunset. Seeing the battleships and watching it light up in the darkening night added to the beautiful scenery
  • Totally blown away at how massive she is! We really learned a lot about the life of sailors during battle time and even off season. This is a living breathing vessel that took every last ounce of effort of everyone involved and i cant imagine what they went through, but i enjoyed seeing it all. The gift shop is so cool and my son bought a replica sailor jacket and we got mugs and they have books and other cool stuff.
  • This museum is fantastic and definitely worth a visit. The ships are restored beautifully and the walk-through experience provides a real feel for what life was like aboard these ships. Throughout the museum are video memories from actual men who served on these ships, describing their job duties and short stories about their time aboard. There is a nice snack bar and seating area inside the USS Massachusetts and bathroom facilities are strategically placed around the site. They also have a nice gift shop at the entrance. Finally, I'd like to give a special shout out to all the staff. Every single staff person we encountered was very friendly and knowledgeable. I'd give 10 stars if I could!

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