To celebrate our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship opening for tours on Saturdays and Sundays in March, the ship will give guests the opportunity to fire a salute from the portside saluting gun! A lucky guest will be randomly chosen to pull the trigger and fire the gun at 12pm on March 6.
To guarantee a your chance to fire a salute, just make a donation of $50 to the non-profit museum and memorial on March 6. Donations can be made at the Battleship Ticket Office in the Visitors Center. Saluting gun shoots will begin at 12pm and we’ll fire the gun for as many donations as we receive until 2pm.
The Battleship will be open from 11am to 3pm each Saturday and Sunday in March. Guests touring the ship can check out the massive 16-inch gun turrets, track a tomahawk missile in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!
Guest can also extend their Fire Power self-guided tour with guided tours of the Engine Room and Turret II. Our tour guides will meet you in the Crew’s Mess during your Fire Power tour and take you on this extended tour.