The USS Wisconsin , maintained by the City of Norfolk, is berthed in the Norfolk harbor adjacent to Nauticus, the maritime museum. Museum admission includes entrance to the battleship.
The USS Wisconsin , one of the largest and last of the country’s battleships, served in WW II and the Korean War. At 887- feet and three inches, the USS Wisconsin, looms large. Standing on her deck looking up at the huge guns provides a first-hand sense of the ship’s power. Each of the dozen 16 inch/50 caliber guns can fire a 1900 pound projectile, equivalent to the weight of a VW Beetle, 23 nautical miles. Special tours lead you through the ship’s interior (extra fee; book ahead) and at select times you and your kids can overnight on the battleship.