Schedule Your School Field Trip to Battleship Memorial Park!

Step into history when you book your school field trip to Battleship Memorial Park.  Public, parochial and private schools, along with certified home school programs, qualify for a discounted admission rate with a group of 10 or more students.

School Field Trips at USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Planning Your Visit

Bring the School kids fto Explore the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

To add fun to your visit, we offer a lunch in the Aircraft Pavilion with your tour.  Our lunch package includes: a hamburger, chips, fresh baked cookie, soft drink, a USS ALABAMA souvenir cup, and admission to tour the park.  No free or complimentary meals are offered.  Lunch packages must be arranged at least one week in advance.

RESERVATIONS:

For questions or to make a reservation, contact

Ashley Lassere
251-433-2703
alassere@ussalabama.com

Packages In-State Out-of-State
Admission $ 3.00 $5.00
Admission + Lunch $ 8.50 $10.50
Admission + Lunch + Flight Simulator $12.50 $14.50
Admission + Flight Simulator $ 7.00 $ 9.00
JROTC Packages In-State Out-of-State
Admission FREE $3.00
Admission + Lunch $ 5.50 $8.50
Admission + Lunch + Flight Simulator $9.50 $12.50
Admission + Flight Simulator $ 4.00 $ 7.00

For every 10 students, one teacher or chaperone will receive free admission.

School bus and motor coach parking is free of charge. There is a $2.00 Park Entry Fee for vehicles.

Field Trips Info

We ask that teachers be responsible for collecting money and purchasing tickets for the entire class in order to receive the school field trip discount.  We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, Discover, and a school check.  We do not accept personal checks or Purchase Orders.

USS Alabama Battleship Payment options

Summer Hours
April – September – 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Winter Hours:
October – March – 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Groups should allow 2 – 2 ½ hours for the self guided tour.  The Battleship requires that teachers and chaperones remain with students at all times while visiting the park.  Please be mindful that Battleship Memorial Park is a living memorial to all Alabama and American veterans, and both the battleship USS ALABAMA and submarine USS DRUM are National Historic Landmarks. We ask that students not run, jump, climb, scream, roughhouse, or throw things while touring.

No student is allowed to enter the Ship’s Store without a teacher or chaperone present.  Shoplifting is not condoned.  Any instance will be brought to the teacher’s attention and appropriate action will be taken.

Classes who do not follow these rules will have a letter sent to the school principal to notify them of the class’s disrespectful behavior.

Your tour will begin aboard the USS ALABAMA where students may watch a 15-minute film in the Battleship Theater featuring WWII USS ALABAMA crewmen.  As you explore the ship, students can enter gun turrets, view crew’s quarters, the brig, sick bay, the galley, an engine room and much more.  There are 12 decks open for touring aboard the USS ALABAMA. The main deck is handicapped accessible and our restrooms are located there.

After touring the USS ALABAMA, students can head down to the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion where they can view historic airplanes such as the A-12 “Blackbird” spy plane, a gull-winged Corsair, and a P51-D Mustang Red Tail, an airplane like the one flown by the valiant Tuskegee Airmen.  See Marine One, the Presidential helicopter, the Red Ball Express supply truck, a PBR boat, and many other exciting exhibits.  Don’t forget to take a ride on the Flight Simulator (additional fees apply).

Submarine USS DRUM will be your next stop. Experience how her crew of 72 worked and lived aboard this historic submarine.  The USS DRUM may be viewed from every vantage point, inside and out.

Before you leave the Park, we invite you to visit the 9/11 Fallen Heroes Monument, the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials, and our incredible array of outdoor exhibits on the grounds.

As you prepare your students for your school field trip, there are several activity pages available to download.  These include a find-a-word game, crossword puzzles, and a vocabulary list.  History of the USS ALABAMA, USS DRUM and Battleship Memorial Park is available from our website.  We encourage you to take advantage of the materials we have to offer.  We want everyone to have fun and learn about our national treasures.