• Battle Ship Cove

    5 Water St
    Fall River, MA 02721


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    Phone: (508) 678-1100

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Battleship Cove
5 Water Street
Fall River, MA 02721-1540
p: (800) 533-3194 New England only
p: (508) 678-1100
f: (508) 674-5597

For press inquiries, please contact Cristoff Shay at 508.678.1100, ext. 134.

Please be advised the ships are historic, and as such have asbestos aboard. It has been treated and is completely safe when left alone. Please do not hang on, nor touch wrapped pipes. Remember, these vessels are National Historic Landmarks and war memorials, and are irreplaceable.


April 1 - October 31, 9:00am-5:00pm - 7 days a week
November 1-April 1, 9:00am-4:00pm - Friday - Sunday. The museum is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.

Administration is open Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm. Overnights are available, please call 508-678-1100 ext. 102 for more information.

The Maritime Museum is open 11am-3pm daily April 1-September 30, open weekends October 1- October 31. Closed November 1 - April 1. Group tours, functions and special requests are available by calling 508-678-1100.

Tickets are good for two consecutive days

Members - Always free
Adults - $25.00
Seniors - $23.00
Children aged 4-12 - $15.00
Children under 3 - FREE
US Active military with ID - FREE
US Military Veterans with ID - $23.00
*Group rate - Please call for current rate
*Educational rate - Please call for current rate and guidelines
*Nautical Nights- $65-$69
*reservations required


Battleship Cove is conveniently located in Southeastern Massachusetts on scenic Mt. Hope Bay. Take Exit 5 off I-195 or Exit 7 off Route 24 South. Follow signs to Battleship Cove, 5 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721.

The Maritime Museum is located at 70 Water Street, Fall River, MA 02721, just a short walk up the street from the Battleship.


Free parking is available at Battleship Cove.


Due to the nature of the museum's historic ships, Battleship Cove has limited accessibility. please call 508-678-1100 ext. 101 for exact details. The Maritime Museum is fully accessible.

Food Service

Food service is open 10am-4Pm daily featuring a variety of sandwiches, soups, french fries and daily specials.. Snacks and drinks are available for purchase in the Visitor Center and in vending machines throughout the campus. The Visitor Center also keeps menus of local establishments - we are happy to assist you in picking the perfect lunch or dinner spot!

Museum Manners


Battleship Cove is the largest collection of preserved US Navy ships in the World! These ships and exhibits are designed for active service at sea. To make your visit more enjoyable please note the following advice:

Getting around the ships:

Using the stairs: face the stairs going up and coming down. They can be steep.
Be careful not to bump your head on the edges of the hatches.

Guardrails: do not lean on the guardrails.

Doorways / hatches: these can have low headroom and may have high sills.

Trip hazards: there are numerous obstructions on the deck, please watch your step.

Overhead: in many areas your head height is restricted; parents are requested not to
carry their children on their shoulders.

Running on the gangway or on board is very dangerous. Please walk.

Barriers: sometimes it may be necessary to close areas for essential maintenance.
Please do not go through barriers or into cordoned-off areas.

Electrical panels/sockets: Panels and sockets should never be touched

Gun Turrets: do not climb on the turrets or climb or hang on gun barrels.

While on board:

Asbestos is present on board all ships. It is safe unless tampered with.
Do not touch or damage any material on the ships.

For security reasons, we reserve the right search visitors’ personal baggage.

By law smoking is not permitted anywhere on board any ships, including the gangways.

Animals, with the exception of guide dogs and hearing dogs, must not be brought on site.

CCTV images are being monitored for the purpose of crime prevention and public safety.

Refreshments are available from the Galley in the Wardroom of the Battleship
and on the dock (seasonal).

Be safe and enjoy your visit.

Visitors enter at their OWN Risk