Member Benefits Include:

  • Unlimited general admission for one year to both museums
  • Subscription to bi-annual newsletter BayStater
  • A 15% discount on Gift Shop merchandise in both museums
  • Invitations to special members events
  • A personalized membership card identifying you as a proud supporter of a vibrant nonprofit organization

To become a member at any level, or to renew your current membership, please call us at (508) 678-1100 ext 102.


Talk with us about partnering to deliver educational or community based programs in support of our volunteer initiatives, or about using our ships as a classroom for your vocational course.


Volunteering at Battleship Cove is a great way to meet new friends and give back to the community. We are always looking for volunteers with an interest in preserving our fleet, promoting our mission, helping out behind the scenes or inspiring children and other visitors. You may choose to join our permanent volunteer staff or sign up to help with a short-term project. In return for your help, you will receive invitations to special events, lectures and exhibit openings and more.

Whether you are a history buff or handy person, veteran or young professional, educator or student, we have a job for you. For example:

Our education department seeks:

  • Veterans to speak about their military service with Scouts and youth groups
  • Professional educators to assist in the creation and enhancement of interpretive displays/exhibits
  • Docents to tell the ships stories to visitors

Our historic preservation/curatorial department needs:
  • Preservationists and detail workers to help restore fixtures such as fans, battle lanterns, lamps, etc.
  • Electronics gurus/repair persons to restore our electronic equipment
  • Researchers to help with the organization, classification, and archiving of artifacts, books, and documents
  • And of course people who love to paint ships!

The Kennedy Restoration Committee is looking for: People to help with the preservation of the destroyer USS Joseph P.Kennedy Jr., (DD-850)

To find out about current volunteer openings that match your skills and interests, please call the Curator of Education & Volunteers at (508) 678-1100, ext. 110 or send an email.

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 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!

For more information, please visit


Battleship Cove is home to several official war memorials; if possible, we encourage you to visit them, give them the reverence they deserve and offer financial support to help us preserve them for the next generation of Americans to appreciate and remember. By becoming a Battleship Cove member, you honor Massachusetts residents who gave their lives in service to their country and all Americans who sacrifice so much in the name of freedom by helping us preserve these important memorials:

Battleship USS Massachusetts

Massachusetts Official Memorials to those from the Commonwealth who were killed in service to their country:

The World War II Memorial, honoring the more than 13,000 Massachusetts heroes from all branches of military service who gave their lives in service to their country during the Second World War.

Pearl Harbor Exhibit, dedicated by the Massachusetts Chapter of the Pearl Harbor Survivors Association honors victims of the attack on this U.S. Naval Base, .

Plus in Newberry Hall, the PT Boaters Memorial, a memorial scroll on permanent display lists the names of the 331 PT Boaters who lost their lives during World War II.

USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.

The Korean War and the Vietnam War Memorials are the Commonwealth's official memorials to the brave men and women of the U.S. Armed Forces who came from the Bay State and gave their lives while serving their country.

On Site

The memorial dedicated to the memory of the victims of the 9/11 attacks.