Programs and Events

June 17 - Submarine Day

The spotlight is on the USS Lionfish for the day with special guided tours given by submarine veterans along with special programs and crafts for the whole family.

July 4 - Watch the Fireworks From the Battleship

Watch the City of Fall River’s magnificent display of fireworks from the decks of the battleship USS Massachusetts on Tuesday, July 4th. There is no better seat on the waterfront. Gates open at 7:30 pm. Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 pm. Tickets are $8.00 per person available at the Museum's Gift Shop now. Battleship Cove is open daily 9 am to 5 pm. Tickets are limited, so get yours now!

Please be advised there are no bags, weapons of any kind, or coolers allowed. All guests will need to go through a security checkpoint prior to entry. There is NO SMOKING anywhere on the property.

The fireworks are put on by the City of Fall River, and the museum is not responsible for delays or cancelations.

Refreshments will be available aboard the battleship., 508-678-1100 ext. 101 for more information.

Learn about Navy sailors and make your own boat in this great art class at the Maritime Museum. Activity and supplies included with general admission, or for the art class only - $5.00.
Art Class only participants will not receive admission to exhibits and ships.

2:00-3:00pm, Supported by the Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation

July 8 - Family Nautical Nights Camping Adventure

Spend the night on a WWII battleship and discover a sailor's life! Guests will enjoy overnight accommodations, dinner and breakfast and games and activities highlighting what it was like to sail on the mighty battleship. $65 per person - Members $55. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 101/102.

July 12 - Mermaids, Maritime Art Class for Kids

Maritime Museum

Lean about the myth of the mermaid as you create your own masterpiece! 2:00pm-3:00pm at the Maritime Museum. All activities and supplies included with general admission.

We're sailing the popular Battleship Brewfest to summer in this new after hours event on the battleship fantail! Enjoy beers from craft and import breweries while you chow down on a BBQ prepared by George's Chow Line Galley. Tickets are $45 in advance - Members $40. MUST be 21+ to attend. Valid ID required at door. Rain date July 15. 6:00-9:00pm. Live music.

July 19 - Signal Flags, Maritime Art for Kids.

Maritime Museum

Learn the art of signal flags! International maritime signal flags are various flags used to communicate with ships. The principal system of flags and associated codes is the International Code of Signals. Join the Maritime Museum for this fun class and make your own signal flags to create naval messages! All activities and supplies are included with general admission. 10:00am-3:00pm.

Battleship Cove and the Maritime Museum will hold its Fourth Annual Clambake Benefit on Saturday, July 22, 3:00-7:00pm, in Swansea!
The Clambake will feature an authentic “bake,” (with lobster!) complimentary beer and wine, silent auction, good friends and more, all at a gorgeous waterfront setting. Easy parking!!!

This is THE event of the season. Tickets are $85 per person. Proceeds go to help preserve the collections and memorials at Battleship Cove and the Maritime Museum. For more information, please call 508-678-1100 ext. 103.