General Hours and Admission:

Battleship Cove is open for visitors on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays, 9am-4pm. We are closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day, but will be open daily during school vacation week (Sunday 12/26 - Friday 12/31). 


The Fall River Maritime Museum will be closed for the season starting September 12, 2021 and will reopen in April 2022.

Please note:

  • Tickets are valid for two consecutive days at Battleship Cove.

  • The last tickets available at the museum gift shop for purchase on a given day are at 3:30pm.

  • We are closed Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day

  • Please note that visitors to the Museum may be photographed, videotaped, or otherwise recorded. By attending, you grant the Museum permission to use photographs and/or audiovisual recordings in which you appear for archival, documentary, publicity, advertising, or other purposes.

  • Due to restoration initiatives, the engineering spaces on Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. are closed until further notice.

  • Due to wind damage, our PT-796 in the Quonset Hut building will be closed until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience.



Our Battleship Cove rates are as follows:


Adult: $25

Senior: $23
Active Military w/ID: $16.00
Children 4-12: $15.00 *
Children 3 and under: Free
US Military Veteran w/ID: $16.00


Maritime Museum Admission Only:

Adult: $10

Children 4-12: $8

Free Admission on a child's birthday:

Children between the ages of 4-12 are free on their birthday with a original copy of your child’s birth certificate or passport.  No reservations required.

Special Offerings:



America's Fleet Museum just got larger...  We listened to our fans who wondered what it would be like to have the last US Navy Heavy Cruiser, USS Salem CA-139, join our hometown battleship, USS Massachusetts BB-59, in a single museum offering.


Battleship Cove in Fall River, MA and the US Naval Shipbuilding Museum in Quincy, MA are proud to announce this historical partnership with the new Kilroy Pass.   Visitors can now see "The Witch" and BIG MAMIE with this two day discounted ticket that is good for one day at each museum.


Kilroy will most certainly be present as you visit three of the four remaining Bethlehem Steel Fore River Shipyard, Quincy, MA vessels surviving today that were built when James Kilroy worked at the yard during World War II.  See the powerful 16" guns of USS Massachusetts, the rapid fire 8" guns of USS Salem, and an array of rockets and anti-submarine weaponry aboard USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr DD-850.


If that was not enough, submarine USS Lionfish, two PT boats, and various other exhibits make this ticket an adventure like no other offered in the country.


Adult: $31.25

Senior: $28
Active Military w/ID: $22.00
Children 4-12: $21.00 
Children 3 and under: Free
US Military Veteran w/ID: $22.00


The Kilroy Pass

Tour Maps:

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Download self-guided tour maps for USS Massachusetts, USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., and USS Lionfish.