More people pay visit to Battleship North Carolina

Posted August 4, 2009

— More people visited the Battleship North Carolina in July than during the same month last year, said Captain Terry Bragg.

Bragg, executive director of the battleship, said, “It’s the first time we have crossed the 40,000 paid visitors per month hallmark since 2002.”

Visitation is up for the year as well, Bragg said, surmising that more North Carolinians are visiting sites closer to home.

Battleship North Carolina is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the Cape Fear River across from downtown Wilmington.


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  • NCSU2004 Aug 6, 2009

    Myself + 4 were included

  • killerkestrel Aug 5, 2009

    My World War II reenactment unit visited there in June, so we weren't included. First time I was there, and had a blast, even though it was hot.

  • ncsudan Aug 5, 2009

    I have visited here in the past and also the U.S.S. Intrepid in NYC (pre-renovation), so I guess its time to visit them again. I always enjoy exploring these attractions. Glad to see interest in it is up.

  • sww Aug 5, 2009

    Our family was some of those July visitors. We've never been on it before and enjoyed it very much.

  • CalvinCat Aug 5, 2009

    There is a group in Wilmington working on getting the Kitty Hawk brought in. The Kitty Hawk was officially decommissioned earlier this year, would be a great attraction. A friend of mine was stationed on her in the 70's. Kitty Hawk was the only ship in its class.

  • cagerat42 Aug 4, 2009

    It would be nice if North Carolina could get the U.S.S.Kittyhawk to go along with the battleship.That would make for a good weekend trip.