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General Hours and Admission:

Battleship Cove is open Friday- Sunday from 9am-4pm as well as school vacation weeks and select holidays.  Tickets may be purchased online or at the museum.


Battleship Cove will resume full time hours March 31, 2023.

The Fall River Maritime Museum will be closed for the season and will reopen in March 31, 2023.

Please note:

  • The last tickets available at the museum gift shop for purchase on a given day are at 2:30pm

  • We are closed Easter, 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 engineering spaces on Joseph P. Kennedy Jr. and PT-796 are closed until further notice.



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.

***The USS Salem will be closing for the season November 21st. The Kilroy Pass will no longer be available for purchase until the re-opening of the USS Salem next season.


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

Museums for All & Card to Culture Program

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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 cardholders can purchase $3 tickets per person for up to 2 adults and 3 children.

To redeem please bring in your EBT card and ID to the visitors center on the day of your visit to purchase your tickets. 

See the Complete list of participating organizations offering EBT, WIC, and ConnectorCare Discount. 

Tour Maps:

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

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