Education

Education

Climb aboard for an epic adventure on the decks of the largest collection of historic naval ships in the world! school groups and families will begin their journey in 1941, when the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor thrust the United States into the Second World War. Explore five National Historic Landmarks: the Battleship Massachusetts, Destroyer Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., Submarine Lionfish, and the only two motor torpedo boats on display in the world, PT 617 and 796. Along with the Hiddensee, our Russian-built missile corvette, you’ll travel through time as you move from ship to ship–all the way from WWII, through the Korean and Vietnam conflicts, to the Cold War, and beyond. Please visit our Programs and Events page for a list of upcoming educational programming and events.

Plan a visit today! Admission includes:

  • Access to all open ships and exhibits for the day
  • A 20-minute orientation film, which can be viewed on-site or mailed prior to your visit
  • Letters to Heroes (letter-writing to active duty service personnel)


Enhance your visit with a guided tour of Battleship Cove. Call 508-678-1100 ext. 101 for details. (min. of 25 people)
For more information about our programs, please contact the Education Department at 508-678-1100 ext. 110.

Resources for Teachers

Battleship Cove boasts a wealth of educational resources for teachers to use on-site or in their classroom. Schedule a visit from a Battleship Cove educator, or request an “Anchored to Learning” CD, which includes pre/post visit lessons and a Battleship Jeopardy game for elementary, middle, and high school learners. Educators are encouraged to visit Battleship Cove and meet with the Curator of Education & Volunteers to learn more about what our museum has to offer. Contact our Education Department for more information at 508-678-1100 ext.110.

Volunteering and Internships

Volunteer in education at Battleship Cove! Assist in developing and delivering programs, provide tours, or join our overnight camping team…the possibilities are endless! Internships will be tailored to individual interests and abilities. Call the Education Department for more information 508-678-1100 ext.110.

USS Massachusetts Living History Group

Formed in 2010, the Living History Group is an important part of the way we tell the story of a sailor at sea at Battleship Cove. This volunteer group’s goal is to recreate a WWII Navy ship’s company and Marine detachment aboard ship, bringing the vessel to life as it was in the Second World War.

The USS Massachusetts Living History Group drills on the Battleship once a month. They conduct WWII Training in basic seamanship & Marines of the period as well as performing standard and on occasion not so standard operations aboard ship during WWII.

The USS Massachusetts Living History Group is actively seeking interested members. Crew berthing for the weekend will be provided. So get your kit together!

www.ussmasslhg.org for more information.