Don’t Just Learn History – Live it at Battleship Cove Naval Heritage Museum in Fall River, MA

*Please note from August 13-16, guests are asked to park at Bristol County Community College parking lots 2,3,4,5. Shuttles will be running 10am-6pm non-stop to Battleship Cove. Directions. Bathrooms will be available in building C. Shuttles are handicap accessible.  There will be no public parking at Battleship Cove due to the number of guests expected. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

Celebrating 50 Years…

In 1964, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including over 6000 school children, banded together to save the battleship, USS Massachusetts, from being scrapped, and was brought to the waterfront of historic Fall River on June 12, 1965. More than 500,000 people lined the shores of Narragansett Bay and the Taunton River that day to welcome their ship to the South Coast with cheers of jubilation and well wishes.

During her dedication on August 14, 1965, the battleship’s historic significance was further recognized as she was made the official World War II Memorial for the Commonwealth and opened as a public museum. Over the years, she has been joined by the destroyer, Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., the submarine Lionfish, PT 617 and PT 796, and the Soviet built missile corvette, Hiddensee to form the largest collection of historic naval ships in the world, America’s Fleet Museum at Battleship Cove. Now celebrating 50 years, Battleship Cove has planned a week of family fun events and programs to honor the history of these historic National Landmarks and the brave individuals who served aboard them.

Please join America’s Fleet Museum for unforgettable journey through military history, sacrifice and patriotism.

The Celebration

All exhibits are currently open.

Our Mission

“The preservation of a historical memorial providing the public with an educational experience to honor patriotism and country.”

Tell us about your visit

Open daily, 9:00am – 5:00pm

50th Commemoration Sponsors





  • Battleship Cove

    5 Water Street
    Fall River , MA 02721-1540


    Call Us
    Phone 1: 508-678-1100
    Phone 2: 800-533-3194
    Fax: 508-674-5597