Our Overnight Adventures are quite an adventure! Step back in history as you explore the decks of the USS ALABAMA and learn about the men who served aboard this mighty battleship. Sleep in the bunks that real sailors slept in during WWII. Experience what one calm night aboard the ship would have felt like for these sailors during your overnight stay with us.
This program is open to Boy Scout Troops, Girl Scout Troops and church groups. It is our policy that the group berthing areas must be all male or all female, and evening of the overnight stay is determined by which gender makes the first reservation. Opposite sex chaperones and minors will need to find overnight accommodations outside of the Park.
information about Overnight stays
There is a $20.00 per person charge with a minimum charge of $300.00 for each group reservation. There will be two adults admitted free for every group of 25 paid participants. A $100.00 non-refundable deposit is required with each troop or group reservation. A headcount for your group is required with your reservation as bunk space is in high demand.
The Overnight Adventure program includes a self-guided tour of the USS ALABAMA, USS DRUM, and Aircraft Pavilion, along with your berthing area for the night. Please allow two hours for your tour.
Groups must check in prior to 8:00 p.m. on the evening of the stay.
Battleship Memorial Park closes near sunset daily. There is a security guard on hand from late afternoon through morning. The Scout Duty Chief will be available until 8:00 p.m. Groups should plan to arrive between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to allow plenty of time to store gear and familiarize yourselves with the area. When you arrive, please check in at the Ticket Office or with the Security Guard and they will notify your Scout Duty Chief who will begin your check in.
Check in at Ticket office or security guard between 3:00 p.m. – 6:00p.m.
Each group’s berthing area assignment will depend on your reservation size and time of arrival. Showers are available. All berthing areas are climate controlled for your comfort.
New! Berthing Policy for Scout Groups
In 2019 the USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission changed its policy on co-ed berthing for Scout groups. Starting in January 2020 interested Scout groups may berth males and females aboard USS ALABAMA. Males and females of all ages (Scouts, chaperones, Scout Leaders) will berth in separate compartments in accordance with rules set by Scouts BSA and the USS ALABAMA Battleship Commission. Single sex berthing remains an option based on availability.
Update to Church & Youth Groups
Single sex berthing remains an option based on availability for all church and youth groups, as well as Scout groups that do not wish to participate in co-ed berthing.
Checklist of supplies to bring:
- Personal Grooming Aids
- Twin Sheets, blankets or sleeping bag
Each group is responsible for providing their own food and beverages.There are microwaves available aboard ship and barbeque grills on the grounds in our picnic area that can be used. Pizza or other food may be delivered. Our snack bar, The Galley, also offers catered meals for overnight groups.
Please be aware that social functions are scheduled aboard the USS ALABAMA and take place the same time that overnight groups are scheduled. The social functions use the Wardroom and Fan Tail aboard the Battleship and the Aircraft Pavilion. All groups must stay separated during the events, so please keep that in mind as you come aboard ship. Guests of the social events occasionally tour the ship until 8:00 p.m. After that time, they are required to remain in the area they have leased for their event. All social functions are required to end by midnight.
Battleship Memorial Park reserves the right to refuse entry to or remove from the premises, without refund, any group who has not prepaid their entire account upon arrival; does not have all Hold Harmless agreements properly completed; or displays disorderly, discourteous or unlawful behavior at any time.
Battleship Memorial Park serves as our state’s veteran memorial, a museum, and home to two National Historic Landmarks. We ask that everyone please be respectful of the Park and our collections during their visit with us.