USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

I was really surprised at how much my 8 & 10 year-olds enjoyed the Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama. They had the best time exploring the USS Alabama, getting a real look at how the soldiers worked and lived onboard. Not only did we venture out to the top of the battleship, but we also saw the interior rooms and workings inside the ship. We saw where they ate, slept, and worked.

 

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

Above:  Tanks and Artillery

 

 

The “Mighty A”

The walking tour is self-guided. Simply follow the brightly colored/numbered arrows. You and your family can take as little or as much time as you would like on the tour.

We really got to imagine what life and work were like in such close quarters aboard this ship. It was fascinating.

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

Above: An example of sleeping quarters on the USS Alabama.

P.S. Those (Kindergarten sleeping mat) mattresses were NOT comfortable!

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

We sat in a small theatre and watched a short 15-minute video about the history of the USS Alabama. We all enjoyed this video with first-hand accounts of life on the ship. I recommend taking the time to watch it. It is played on a loop, every 15 minutes.

**There are a few sets of steep stairs, but there are handrails to hold on to. There are also low doorways and high door sills (my kids called the oval-shaped doorways “magic portals”) – so please be careful.

 

USS Drum Submarine

WWII submarine USS DRUM (SS-228) is located in the Mobile Bay. It is the oldest American submarine on public display.

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

 

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, AL

 

I have to admit that the submarine was tight quarters and I had a hard time in there because I’m a little claustrophobic. I’m glad I toured it and it was very interesting, but I thought I should let you know in case you’re the same way about tight spaces.

 

 

 

MEDAL OF HONOR AIRCRAFT PAVILION

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Above photo via

 

The Aircraft Collection includes:

  • Pre- World War II
  • World War II
  • Korean War Era
  • Vietnam War Era
  • Cold War Era
  • Coast Guard

 

Park Memorials

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Above: The Recruit. Photo via

As you explore the park, you will see several memorials dedicated to veterans of all wars.

 

 

 

The Galley

Stop by The Galley for lunch or snack. They offer:

  • Bacon Cheeseburgers
  • Personal Pizzas
  • Sourdough Bread Sandwiches
  • Southern Fried Catfish
  • Smothered Pork Chops
  • Grilled Chicken
  • Ice Cream
  • Frozen Drinks
  • Cookies

 

 

Admission

  • Kids 5 years and younger FREE
  • Children 6-11 years old $6.00
  • General Admission ages 12+ $15.00
  • Senior Citizens 55+ $13.00
  • AAA and Active Duty ages 12+ $13.00

 

This tour is so interesting, the time will fly by. I think you need at least two hours (or more) to really see and enjoy everything.

 

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy
Mobile, AL 36602
Have you been to the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park? What was your favorite part?

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