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Battleship Wisconsin Tours

Battleship Tours

Take a deeper look into the Battleship Wisconsin with a guided-tour! Our experts will show you areas not open to the public and share the stories of the WisKy.


Experience an exclusive guided tour hosted by our Battleship Operations Manager (& Desert Shield/Desert Storm Veteran of the Wisconsin), Keith Nitka, as he takes you on an in-depth exploration of the Wisconsin touring spaces not accessible on any other tour. Throughout the experience, guests will be able to ask questions and hear a first – hand account of being aboard Battleship Wisconsin when she was active duty. Tour concludes with a visit to the top of the ship offering breathtaking, panoramic views of the Elizabeth River, nearby naval shipyards, and the city of Norfolk. 

This is a 80-min experience, and ticket price includes access to all Nauticus & Battleship exhibits for exploration before or after your tour. The tour requires climbing up 11 levels (floors) and entering tight spaces. The tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible, and handbags/backpacks are not recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended.

$80 a person
Recommended for ages 8 and up.

Tour Times:

1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 2 PM

Special tours in June – June 10 & 21 (see calendar for details).

Explore the areas of Battleship Wisconsin with a historical interpreter and learn how the Battleship was commanded and would fight in the control areas of the ship including the Captain’s Cabin, Pilot House, and Combat Engagement Center.

This guided tour is 90 minutes in length and includes areas only accessible with a guide. The tour requires climbing up 4 levels (floors) and entering tight spaces. The tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible, and handbags/backpacks are not recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Each participant must also purchase an admission ticket to participate in the tour. Please verify that your general admission tickets and your tour tickets are for the same date. If not, please let Admissions know so the dates can be corrected.

$20 per person

Tour Times Below:

Monday – Saturday: 11 AM, 1 PM and 3 PM

Sunday: 1 PM and 3 PM

You must purchase General Admission Tickets with book tours.

Presented by Connie and Marc Jacobson

This fascinating tour takes visitors seven “decks” (aka floors) down in the depths of the Battleship Wisconsin, where they’ll learn exactly what was required to power this massive City at Sea. See up close, never-before-open-to-the-public engine room spaces aboard the Battleship Wisconsin

This guided tour is 60 minutes in length and includes areas only accessible with a guide. The tour requires climbing levels (floors) and entering tight spaces. The tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible, and handbags/backpacks are not recommended. Comfortable walking shoes are highly recommended. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Each participant must also purchase an admission ticket to participate in the tour. Please verify that your general admission tickets and your tour tickets are for the same date. If not, please let Admissions know so the dates can be corrected.

$20 per person

Tour Times Below:

Monday – Saturday: 11:30 AM, 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM

Sunday: 1:30 PM and 3:30 PM

You must purchase General Admission Tickets to book tours.