History is like Frankenstein's monster; all it takes to make it come alive is the right education, a large body of artifacts exhumed from the earth, and an electrical storm. Learn from the past with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 toward admission ($15 for adults, $9 for children ages 6–12) and gift-shop souvenirs at Battleship Cove in Fall River, Massachusetts. Battleship Cove is open to the public 362 days per year, though hours vary.
As one of planet Earth's largest historic naval-ship exhibits, Battleship Cove immerses visitors in an authentic World War II experience. Both sides of the battle are represented via legendary warships, an aircraft, and a submarine, offering forth their mysterious interiors to history mavens and the combat-curious alike. Battleship Cove also houses one of the largest veterans' oral-history archives in New England, proffering reminiscences of war heroes, including Dom DiMaggio (brother of Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio) and John McCain. The gift shop makes newly acquired lessons last with memorable tokens such as personalized dog tags ($7) and teakwood desk accessories made from the original decking of the U.S.S. Massachusetts ($19.95), not to mention the ghosts of a thousand metaphor-spewing albatrosses.
- I brought my son here to see the submarine & the two PT boats! We were able to see and explore so many different ships, it was really great! You could spend an entire day here. – LLV23, TripAdvisor
- If you're ever in the area, this is a great place to stop. Make sure you plan to be there for a few hours. We went 2 hours before closing and it definitely wasn't enough to take in all the historical nostalgia. I couldn't believe how many different compartments there were...we got lost in the maze. The fact that you can see all of the different types of weapons that overseas military used is amazing. – EZ149, TripAdvisor