Battleship Cove, Fall River

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Must see · Specialty Museum · Museum
Marvel at the world's largest collection of World War II naval vessels at Battleship Cove, home to an array of submarines and ships of different classes. Visit the museum and admire its collection of fighting craft floating in the harbor. Wander its indoor exhibits to learn more about the engagements the ships and their crew participated in, their experiences, and their postwar histories. Don't miss the museum's crowning glory, the USS Massachusetts, a South Dakota-class battleship that fought battles across the world during World War II--one of the few survivors of its kind. You can even climb aboard to see the vessel up-close for yourself. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Fall River holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Battleship Cove and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Exploring WW2 era ships, lots of fun and lots of access everywhere! Easy to lose your party, though, just by peeking around some corner, and most likely no phone service.  more »
  • Superb history site! Even my wife, who is not a history nut, enjoyed it. The experienced has been much improved by self-guided tours laid out in the Massachusetts, though the directional signs need....  more »
  • Beautiful facilities, clean museum center. Well kept, restored and cared for. Absolutely stunning. Took our family about 2 hours to see a good bit of it, could have spent another 2 looking more in depth at the exhibits within. Cafeteria area was clean and had some good snacks for a mid trip energy boost. Definitely recommend.
  • This is my 3rd visit to Battleship Cove, first as a 12 year old, then taking my 10 year old son, and now taking my 12 year old grandson. This is always a great visit and I'm always impressed with the job the volunteers do to keep all the ships afloat and presentable. Having veteran volunteers makes the visit even better. My grandson enjoyed hearing about shipboard life from an actual "Tin Can Sailor. " I would highly recommend a visit to Battleship Cove for anyone that has an interest in WWII history, Naval history, or the greatest generation.
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