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5 Water St

Fall River, MA 02721

Phone: 508-678-1100



© 2019 Battleship Cove.  All Rights Reserved.

Special Events:

Our Special Events are meant to outreach with the public, share our ships and their histories with those they fought to protect, and remember the service of our military personnel to the United States.  We look forward to welcoming you aboard!  For information on our Behind the Scenes Tours, please see our offerings on the Education page.

Please click on the image below for online tickets sales for July 4th and Boo Bash events.


Memorial Day Ceremony

Every May; 12:00-1:00PM

Experience a traditional military observance, honoring the fallen and Gold Star Families  and a 21-gun salute.

The ceremony is open to the public at no charge. All Veterans will also receive free admission Memorial Day weekend.

July 4th Fireworks $10

Every July 4th; 7:30 to 9:30PM

See the city of Fall River, MA fireworks display in honor of the 4th of July from the deck of the USS Massachusetts (BB-59).  

Gates open at 7:30 PM.No bags, backpacks,  coolers, alcoholic beverages, and other restrictions apply.

Vietnam Veterans Weekend

August 1-2 2020; 

View our Vietnam-era helicopters and ships, and hear from the veterans who served in them. Special talks, tours, and living history displays happen throughout the weekend.

Included with General Admission. Vietnam Veterans free 

Rite of Reflection

Every September 11th; 10:00AM

In the memory of the anniversary of the    nation's deadliest attack, there will be a remembrance ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial site with a wreath casting and a 21-gun salute. The ceremony is open to the public.

World War II Day

TBD September 2020; 10:00 to 4:00PM

History comes alive when World War II Allied and Axis living historians descend upon Battleship Cove. See an exciting display of equipment, artillery and vehicles. Special programs scheduled throughout the day.

Included with General Admission. 

Battleship Boo Bash $10

TBD October 2020; 4:30 to 7:00PM

An event for the whole family! Participate in trick or treating, meet friendly costumed sailors, and more!  The last entry for Boo Bash is 6:30PM and the last Carousel ride is 6:50PM.

Members Free!  Please contact us at 508-678-1100 extension 102 for more information.

Veteran's Day

Every November 11th

Battleship Cove is honored to provide free admission to all veterans with proof of service on Veteran's Day, 11 November.

Everyday is like Veteran's Day at Battleship Cove as we always appreciate the courage, sacrifice, and integrity of all of our service personnel. 

Pearl Harbor Anniversary

Every December 7th; 12:55 PM

Battleship Cove will commemorate the  anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor by hosting a ceremony December 7, at 12:55pm aboard the USS Massachusetts.

The ceremony will take place in the Memorial Room aboard the battleship and is open to the public at no charge, but seating is limited. 

Annual Events:

Volunteer Events:

JPK DD850 Field Day

Third weekend of Every May and Oct.

Join veterans and volunteers in helping to preserve a US Navy destroyer. Registration required. Contact the program manager to register or for more details.

Big Mamie BB59 Field Day

Saturday; Every June and Sept

Here is your chance to volunteer for a day and help preserve a World War II Battleship! Lunch and supplies provided. Contact the program manager to register or for more details.

To learn more about our events or to make a reservation, please contact us at 508-678-1100 extension 102 or contact us below for more information!