Visitor Information

Battleship Cove is conveniently located in Southeastern Massachusetts on scenic Mt. Hope Bay.

Exhibits

USS MASSACHUSETTS BB59 | USS JOSEPH P. KENNEDY, JR. DD850 | USS LIONFISH SS298 | PT BOATS | HIDDENSEE | & MORE

Programs

A trip to Battleship Cove takes you the Pacific Islands for Pacific Island Day where the battleship and PT boats spent time during World War II

Marine Museum

The Marine Museum at Fall River, founded in 1968, is dedicated to educating the public about the span of maritime history and culture.

Don’t Just Learn History – Live it at Battleship Cove Naval Heritage Museum in Fall River, MA

Don’t Just Learn History – Live it at Battleship Cove Naval Heritage Museum in Fall River, MA

All ships will be open during the museum’s winter hours of Friday – Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm.

1964, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including over 6000 school children, banded together to save the battleship, USS Massachusetts, from being scrapped, and bring her to the waterfront of historic Fall River on June 12, 1965. More than 500,000 people lined the shores of Narragansett Bay and the Taunton River that day to welcome their ship to the South Coast with cheers of jubilation and well wishes.

During her dedication on August 14, 1965, the battleship’s historic significance was further recognized as she was made the official World War II Memorial for the Commonwealth and opened as a public museum. Over the years, she has been joined by the destroyer, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., the submarine Lionfish, PT 617 and PT 796, and the Soviet built missile corvette, Hiddensee to form the largest collection of historic naval ships in the world, America’s Fleet Museum at Battleship Cove.

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Our Mission

“Battleship Cove is dedicated to the preservation of a historical memorial providing the public with an educational experience to honor patriotism and country.”