Nauticus & Battleship Wisconsin Tours

*Guided Command & Control Tour

Daily at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and Weekends at 3 p.m.
Ages 8 and up.

Explore previously sealed off areas of the Battleship during this fascinating guided tour. Includes the Captain's cabin, Admiral's cabin, Combat Engagement Center, Flag Bridge, navigation Bridge and Quartermaster's space. This 90 minute tour involves climbing up to 4 decks (aka floors) and entering small spaces. Participants must be physically fit and wear comfortable walking shoes.

*Guided tours cost $20 per person in addition to regular Nauticus admission, which is required.


*Guided Engine Room Tour
Presented by Connie and Marc Jacobson

Daily at 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and Weekends at 3:30 p.m.


This fascinating tour takes visitors seven “decks” (aka floors) down in the depths of the Battleship Wisconsin, where they’ll learn exactly what was required to power this massive City at Sea. See up close, never-before-open-to-the-public engine room spaces aboard the Battleship Wisconsin! 60 minutes.

Tour takers must be able to climb steep ladders and tolerate close spaces. For participant safety, no high heels or open toed footwear is allowed.  Your safe enjoyment of this tour is our goal.

*Guided tours cost $20 per person in addition to regular Nauticus admission, which is required.

Self Guided Tour

Tours-2All guest come aboard the Battleship Wisconsin from the second floor of Nauticus. We recommend guest move forward to the bow of the ship and then investigate the entire main deck moving around the ship in a counterclockwise direction. Along the way, there are several ladder-wells (Navy Stairs) that invite you to ascend the exterior of the ship all the way up to the 03 level. There is also an entrance into the ships interior.  The Battleship Wisconsin is a city at sea. The main deck interior brings you into the Officers Wardroom (City Government), senior officers staterooms and aft to the Message Processing Center (Phone Company). From here you can move down the ladder-wells onto the second deck. The second deck has many of the offices and businesses found in your home town. While below, check out the Public Affairs Office (News & Public Information), the Legal Affairs Office (Law Firm), Dispersing Office (Banking & Pay-Roll), Chapel (Churches), Dental (Health Care) , US Post Office (Morale Boost), Ship's Store (Convenience Shop), Main Galley and Mess Deck (Large Buffet Restaurant) There are four restaurants on the Wisconsin, Bakery and Donut Shop, Master-at-Arms Office (Sheriff), Marine Detachment areas (Security), Garbage and Waste disposal areas (City Dump), Supply Office (Warehouse Control), Weapons Office (Gun Shop), Machine and Valve Shops (Repair Garages) and lots of Sailors’ racks and berthing areas (Hotels).

Tours-1Nauticus/Victory Rover Combo

The combo ticket includes a 2 Hour Naval Base Cruise aboard the Victory Rover as well as general admission (white ticket) to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. The combo ticket is discounted and no other discounts or coupons may be applied. The combo ticket must be used in one day and can not be split up for different days. You should allow 2-3 hours for Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin. Nauticus closes at 5pm so if you choose to cruise at 2 pm or 5:30 pm you should try and arrive at least 3 hours prior to the cruise so you have plenty of time to enjoy Nauticus and the the Battleship Wisconsin. For dates and more information, contact Victory Rover at (757) 627-7406 or visit Tickets may be purchased at the Victory Rover Ticket Window at Nauticus.

All proceeds from purchases go to
the Nauticus Foundation. Thank you for supporting the museum & battleship!