Touring Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA began to seem like an interesting option only after my husband worked for several years not far from Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA . When he retired, his fellow workers presented him with a wall size painting of Battleship Cove which we continue to cherish and which reminds us of the impression that is made upon all visitors to Fall River, MA who elect to include Battleship Cove in their itinerary.
If you have enjoyed the chance to climb aboard the Mayflower II in Plymouth Harbor, Plymouth, MA for a quick tour of the replica of that 1620 craft or found adventure and entertainment at Mystic Seaport, Mystic,CT, then you are primed and ready for touring Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA . At Battleship Cove you will be welcomed to take a trip into the recent past and marvel at American Naval history during the World War II Era.
Touring Battleship Cove is a chance to connect with real history by visiting the cove’s permanent exhibits like the American submarine “Lionfish”. Active throughout World War II in the Pacific against the Japanese, the Lionfish was eventually used as an instructional sub and finally came to rest as a memorial in Battleship Cove, helping us to recall the service to our nation given by those who spent enlistment time aboard American submarines.. For those with an interest in the workings of submarines the Lionfish is ready and waiting.
More adventure can be found by those touring Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA as they check out USS Joseph P. Kennedy. This huge ship, now both a museum and a memorial was built during the closing days of World War II and has had an extraordinarily varied career. It was involved in the Korean Conflict, served as a rescue ship for returning space flights and was even involved in the blockade of Cuba during the 1960’s. The Kennedy was also used in the filming of Thirteen Days” a Kevin Costner film about the Cuban Missile crisis. Now it is at the service of our nation reminding us of our own history and welcoming visitors who are touring Battleship Cove, Fall River.
Among the other major attractions at Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA is the presence of the USS Massachusetts. One of the many ships to be built in the nearby Quincy Shipyard, Quincy, MA, the USS Massachusetts saw lots of action early in World War II near North Africa. “Big Mamie”, as the ship was fondly called by her crew, also saw extensive service in the Pacific theatre of the war participating in bombardments of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Some years after the war the ship was ready to be scrapped, but backers who included both devoted crewmen and Massachusetts school children staged a campaign to bring the ship back to the state whose name she bore. Today the USS Massachusetts graces Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA as one of five national historic landmark ships in Battleship Cove.
While for most, touring Battleship Cove is an adventure meant to take up a few hours or a half day, since 1972 Boy Scout troops have made Battleship Cove, Fall River, MA an overnight camping location too. There are no trees, babbling brooks, or majestic mountains here and no place obviously to build a campfire. Still each year leaders and scouts and other youth groups arrive carrying sleeping bags and gear to spend a most memorable night aboard the U.S.S. Massachusetts. The program has been successful enough to earn its own title: “Nautical Nights” and continues to provide a unique opportunity for a personal connection with life on shipboard and our American past.
For more information or to make a troop reservation you can call 508-678-1100