General Hours and Admission:
Battleship Cove is open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm. Tickets may be purchased online or at the museum.
The Fall River Maritime Museum is open Wednesday- Sunday 10:00 am-3:00 pm. Starting November 1st Maritime Museum will be open Friday-Sunday 10:00 am- 3:00 pm for the winter time.
The last tickets available at the museum gift shop for purchase on a given day are at 3:30pm
We are closed Thanksgiving, and Christmas 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 USS Lionfish, the engine room space of the Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. and PT-796 are closed until further notice.
Our Battleship Cove rates are as follows:
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:
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.
The Kilroy Pass
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.
Active Military w/ID: $22.00
Children 4-12: $21.00
Children 3 and under: Free
US Military Veteran w/ID: $22.00
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Museums for All & Card to Culture Program
We are proud to participate in both the Card to Culture program, a collaboration between the Mass Cultural Council and the Department of Transitional Assistance, The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Nutrition program, and the Massachusetts Health Connector, by broadening accessibility to cultural programming.
We also participate in the Museums for All program, a signature access program of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), administered by the Association of Children's Museums (ACM), to encourage people of all backgrounds to visit museums regularly and build lifelong museum-going habits. The program supports those receiving food assistance (SNAP).
EBT cardholder can purchase $3 tickets per person for a max of up to 2 adults and 3 children per family per day. Only one EBT card can be used per family.
To redeem please bring in your EBT card and ID to the visitors center on the day of your visit to purchase your tickets. The person whose name is on the card must be present and one of the people using the discount.
See the Complete list of participating organizations offering EBT discount.
Download self-guided tour maps for USS Massachusetts, USS Joseph P. Kennedy Jr., and USS Lionfish.