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

Welcome to Battleship Cove, the world’s largest exhibit of historic naval ships.

Located on the waterfront in historic Fall River, Battleship Cove is one of Southeastern Massachusetts’ most popular tourist attractions. With its collection of military vessels of local, national, and international importance, the museum draws visitors from all over the world.

Explore the  USS Massachusetts, the destroyer USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., submarine USS Lionfish, and PT Boats from the South Pacific, as well as the thrilling interactive Pearl Harbor Experience.

Battleship Cove is an  unforgettable journey of discovery into our country’s past and a learning experience visitors will not soon forget.

To schedule a group visit please call 508-678-1100, ext 101.

Featured Event

August 2, Vietnam History Day

Join Battleship Cove as we delve into the history of the Vietnam War, honor the sacrifices of our troops and give thanks to the veterans still with us today on Saturday, August 2, from 9:00am – 5:00pm at Vietnam History Day.Over 2.6 million American men and women served within the borders of South Vietnam during the war and in recognition of our troops, all Vietnam Veterans will receive free admission all day long.Peek inside the Bell UH-IM Iroquois helicopter and learn about its two tours in Vietnam and tour areas of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., not usually open to the public. The Kennedy, which houses an official war memorial to those who served in Vietnam will also offer quite reflection to honor our brave men and women.Dr. John Sbrega, a highly decorated pilot who flew 1,818 missions during Vietnam will be on hand to talk about the war.

Family activities will include a Helicopter Making Funshop (free) at 11:00am and a Helmet Decorating Funshop ($4.00 per guest) at 2:00pm. Both workshops offer a chance for families to learn about helicopters used during the Vietnam War and why soldiers decorated their helmets.

Please join us for this special day. For more information, please call 508-678-1100.

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Our Mission

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