Programs and Events

March 24 - Super Hero Overnight

Join Captain America, Wonder Woman, Superman and Batman as they fight the Axis Powers during World War II. Grab your mask and cape as you help our heroes defend liberty. Great activities include comic book scavenger hunts, spotter card games to find enemy planes, badge making, and a special meet and greet with Captain America (or other WW II-era hero).

Comic books capitalized on the growing conflict during World War II and were utilized to amplify American patriotism.

The overnight will include a light snack, a full breakfast, all day admission, and sleeping accommodations aboard the USS Massachusetts.

$60 per person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 102.
For more information, please call 508-678-1100 ext. 101

April 1 - Closing the Gap: The Role of the Azores During World War II at the Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum

Did you know a small group of picturesque islands in the Atlantic Ocean helped the Allies win Word War II? To celebrate the role the Azores played in the victory over German, the Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove is excited to open this fascinating exhibit for the 2017 season.

The Azores played a critical role in the defeat of Nazi Germany by providing the Allies of World War II with a base to attack U-boats, refuel planes, and transport injured service members. A smart political maneuver makes the story even more interesting as a treaty from as far back as 1373, helped to solidify the relationship with the Allies and then neutral Portugal. “The Azores and its friendship to both Britain and the United States is a piece of history seldom taught in classrooms,” suggests Maria Vann, Chief Curator, ‘but its impact was significant in turning the tide of WWII and history of the modern world.”

Closing the Gap: The Role of the Azores During WWII will open on April 1, and runs through December 31, and is included with general admission. Members are always free. For more information, please contact Maria Vann, Chief Curator, at 508-674-3533.

April 7 - Girl Scout Overnight

Attention all Girl Scout Leaders! Come and experience a special night at Battleship Cove, designed just for you. The program includes know-tying, special guest speakers from the Navy, and vintage movies. $65 per person. Dinner and breakfast included. Reservations are required, and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 102.

Join Belle, for morning tea at Battleship Cove’s Maritime Museum on Saturday, April 15, from 10:00am to 12:00pm. This is a wonderful way for parents, grandparents and children to celebrate spring. Tickets are $30 per person, $25 for members. Price includes a buffet of delicious sweet and savory treats and tea from Edible Creations by Gerry. Enjoy story time with Belle, and decorate and take home your own cup and saucer.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 102, or purchasing tickets online.

The Maritime Museum is located at 70 Water Street, Fall River. Parking lot is located next to Boondocks, or there is street parking available.

April 15 - Anniversary of the Sinking of the Titanic

Maritime Museum

The sinking of the RMS Titanic began on the night of April 14, through the morning of April 15, 1912, in the North Atlantic Ocean - four days into the ship's maiden voyage from Southampton to New York City.

The largest passenger liner in service at the time, Titanic had an estimated 2,224 people on board when she struck an iceberg at around 11:40pm (ship's time) on Sunday, April 1912. Her sinking two hours and forty minutes later at 2:20am on Monday, April 15, resulted in the deaths of more than 1,500 people - making it one of the deadliest peacetime maritime disasters in history.

On Saturday, April 15, at 1:00pm, join the Maritime Museum at Battleship Cove for a showing of the 1953 film Titanic, starring Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck, and enjoy the museum’s 28ft. model of the Titanic used in the film. Each guest will receive a free Titanic model with paid admission.
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For more information, please contact chief curator, Maria Vann at 508-674-3533.

April 17 - Liberty Week at Battleship Cove

"Liberty" is military term for vacation. Visit the museum for a fun-filled week of educational activities showcasing a sailor's life aboard a Navy ship.
All activities are included with general admission. 9:00am-5:00pm

April 21 - Nautical Nights Family Overnight Camping Adventure

Experience a sailor's life and spend the night aboard a WWII Battleship! Sleep in restored Navy bunks and eat meals "chow-line" style in an immersive and fun environment. $60 per person includes overnight accommodations, evening snack, full breakfast, all day admission and a host of educational activities showcasing the life of a sailor. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 101/102.

April 22 - Amateur Radio Day

Radio communications were absolutely crucial for sailors on Navy ships. Join members of the Massasoit Amateur Radio Association as they make contact with radio operators near and far. Visitors are encouraged to observe them, ask questions, and even try their hand at broadcasting! Activity included with general admission. 9:00am-5:00pm

May 6 - Battleship Volunteer Field Day

Here is your chance to volunteer for a day and help preserve a World War battleship! Lunch and supplies provided. Registration required. Contact Emily Bryant at 508-678-1100 ext. 110 for more details, or to register.

May 12 - American Girl Doll Overnight

A special edition of the Nautical Nights overnight program! Girls and their dolls will spend a night on the battleship and learn about life on the World War II homefront through Molly McIntire, An American Girl. her books inspire the evening's activities. Guest will enjoy overnight accommodations, evening snack, full breakfast and a host of educational activities showcasing life on the homefront during the war. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 508-678-1100 ext. 101/102.

May 13 - USS MASSACHUSETTS' 75th Commissioning Anniversary

75 Years ago, the USS MASSACHUSETTS was officially commission into the US Navy. Celebrate this historic occasion with a day of activities, including designing your own commissioning pennant. 10:00am-4:00pm.