TO BOOK YOUR FIELD TRIP:
PAM VERNOR - 251-433-2703
Qualified K-12 public or private school groups of 10 students or more will receive a discount admission per person. Reservations are required for your class field trip.
Lunch packages must be arranged at least one week in advance. Package includes: Hamburger, Chips, Fresh Baked Cookie, Soft Drink, Battleship Souvenir, and admission to Battleship Memorial Park.
There is no charge for the school bus or motorcoach parking. All other vehicles will be charged $2 each.
Teachers must be responsible for collecting money and purchasing tickets for the entire group to receive special discount. We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and a School Check. We will not accept personal checks or a Purchase Order.
Please click here for a list of activities to better prepare your group for their visit. We encourage you to take advantage of the materials offered. Please explain to your students to be respectful of the artifacts. We want everyone to have fun, but also leave with gained knowledge and respect. These include history of the USS ALABAMA and USS DRUM, Find A WORD GAME (Crossword Puzzle), and Vocabulary List.
Groups should allow 2 – 2 1/2 hours for the self guided tour. The Battleship REQUIRES that you and your chaperones remain with your students at all times. Students should not run, jump, climb, scream, roughhouse, or throw things. Be mindful that the Park is a living memorial to all Alabama and American veterans and both Battleship ALABAMA and Submarine DRUM are National Historic Landmarks.
No student is allowed to enter the Ship’s Store (Gift Shop) without a teacher or chaperone. Shoplifting is not condoned. Any instance will be brought to your attention, and appropriate action will be taken.
Groups who do not follow these rules will have a letter sent to the school principal to notify them of the group's disrespectful behavior.
Once onboard, the group can enter gun turrets, view crew’s quarters, the brig, sick bay, an engine room and much more. There are 12 decks open for touring aboard the Battleship. The main deck of the Battleship is handicapped accessible. The group will also enjoy watching a 15-minute film in the Uptake Theater featuring former WWII USS ALABAMA crewmen.
After touring the ALABAMA, head down the ramp to the Aircraft Pavilion where the group can view aircraft such as the A-12 “Blackbird” Spy Plane and a P51-D Mustang Redtail, like the one flown by the valiant Tuskegee Airmen. Then inspect other aircraft, a PBR Boat, and many exciting exhibits. Don’t forget to take a ride on the Flight Simulator (additional fees apply).
Submarine USS DRUM is your next stop. Experience how her crew of 72 worked and lived. The Submarine may be viewed from every vantage point, inside and out.
Be sure to visit the inspiring Vietnam and Korean War Memorials also located in the park as well as our incredible array of outdoor exhibits.