Battleship Wisconsin Tours
Now that you have your General Admission tickets in your cart, you can add on tours! Please note: a limited number of experiences will be available throughout the day to accommodate visitors.
Top of the World Battleship Tour
Explore the ship’s uppermost exterior command centers and enjoy the best view of Norfolk’s skyline. $10 per adult or child. Each participant must also purchase an admission ticket to participate in the tour.
- Tuesday – Saturday: 10:30 AM, 12:30 PM
- Sunday: 12:30 PM
Guided Command and Control Tour
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. $20 per adult or child. Each participant must also purchase an admission ticket to participate in the tour.
- Tuesday – Saturday: 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
- Sunday: 1:00 PM and 3:00 PM
Once you add your general admission ticket to the cart you will be prompted to add a tour!
Self Guided Tour
All guest come aboard the Battleship Wisconsin from the second floor of Nauticus. We recommend guests move forward to the bow of the ship and then investigate the entire main deck moving around the ship in a counterclockwise direction. Along the way, there are several ladder-wells (Navy Stairs) that invite you to ascend the exterior of the ship all the way up to the 03 level. There is also an entrance into the ships interior. The Battleship Wisconsin is a city at sea. The main deck interior brings you into the Officers Wardroom (City Government), senior officers staterooms and aft to the Message Processing Center (Phone Company). From here you can move down the ladder-wells onto the second deck. The second deck has many of the offices and businesses found in your home town. While below, check out the Public Affairs Office (News & Public Information), the Legal Affairs Office (Law Firm), Dispersing Office (Banking & Pay-Roll), Chapel (Churches), Dental (Health Care) , US Post Office (Morale Boost), Ship's Store (Convenience Shop), Main Galley and Mess Deck (Large Buffet Restaurant) There are four restaurants on the Wisconsin, Bakery and Donut Shop, Master-at-Arms Office (Sheriff), Marine Detachment areas (Security), Garbage and Waste disposal areas (City Dump), Supply Office (Warehouse Control), Weapons Office (Gun Shop), Machine and Valve Shops (Repair Garages) and lots of Sailors’ racks and berthing areas (Hotels).
Nauticus/Victory Rover Combo
The combo ticket includes a 2 Hour Naval Base Cruise aboard the Victory Rover as well as general admission (white ticket) to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. The combo ticket is discounted and no other discounts or coupons may be applied. The combo ticket must be used in one day and can not be split up for different days. You should allow 2-3 hours for Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. Nauticus closes at 5pm so if you choose to cruise at 2 pm or 5:30 pm you should try and arrive at least 3 hours prior to the cruise so you have plenty of time to enjoy Nauticus and the the Battleship Wisconsin. For dates and more information, contact Victory Rover at (757) 627-7406 or visit www.navalbasecruises.com. Tickets may be purchased at the Victory Rover Ticket Window at Nauticus.