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Battleship Wisconsin Tours and WinterFest Add-Ons

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.

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 adult/child & $15 per member

Tour Times Below:

Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 AM, 12:15 PM and 2:00 PM

Sunday: 12:15 PM and 2:00 PM

You must purchase General Admission Tickets with book tours. Members must sign in to receive their discount.

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 / $15 per member

Tour Times Below:

Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM, 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM

Sunday: 12:30 PM and 2:00 PM

You must purchase General Admission Tickets to book tours. Members must sign in to receive their discount.

WinterFest Add-Ons

New this season, The Santa Experience takes you inside the Battleship Wisconsin’s historic Wardroom for a reserved meet-and-greet with Captain Claus himself.  Selfies are encouraged!  2022 marks the 400th anniversary of the classic poem, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and you’ll have front row seats as a talking book and bookworm (yes – you read that correctly!) recount this wonderful tale.  Your entire family will love the delicious hot chocolate and cookies; children of all ages can write a letter to Santa and even post it in the Battleship Wisconsin’s original mailbox!

This add-on is 40 minutes in length and includes areas only accessible with a guide. The Santa Experience is wheelchair, but not stroller accessible. Each participant must also purchase a WinterFest ticket to participate. Please verify that your WinterFest tickets and your add-on tickets are for the same date. If not, please let Admissions know so the dates can be corrected.

$10 Per Person

The Santa Experience is available during select times on Friday-Sundays starting Nov. 11 and will open from Wednesdays – Sunday, Dec. 14-24. Program Times:

  • Friday– Saturday: 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:00 PM
  • Sunday: 5:00 PM, 6:00 PM, 7:00 PM

You must purchase WinterFest Tickets to book this add-on. Members must sign in to receive their discount.