CAMPING ON HISTORICAL NAVAL SHIPS
Please note: All costs cited are for purposes of estimating only - actual charges may and probably will vary. These prices were based on information obtained in 1995 and 1996.
We are updating a little at a time. For a complete
list of historical ships offering overnight/camping opportunities, please
USS ALABAMA (Battleship)
USS Hornet Museum (Aircraft Carrier)
701 W. Hornet Drive
Alameda, CA 94501
stays for Scouts - Great Information
USS Pampanito (Submarine)
Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf
National Maritime Museum Association
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, California 94129
Camping (with meals) on the ship is available to Scout groups. Cost
$18/person Friday or Saturday night; $12/person Sunday through Thursday
night. Usually 1 year waiting list for Friday/Saturday. Arrive 7-9PM, leave
Navy Tours in San Diego
USS Massachusetts (Battleship)
Fall River, Massachusetts 02721
Camping (with meals) on the ship is available. Also at this site are the USS Joseph P. Kennedy (destroyer), USS Lionfish (WWII Attack Submarine), and 2 PT Boats.
USS Salem (Heavy Cruiser)
739 Washington St.
Quincy, MA. 02169
Tel. (617) 479-7900
Fax (617) 479-8792
Web Address www.uss-salem.org
The USS Salem is a retired Heavy Cruiser and is moored at her birthplace, the former Fore River Ship Yard in Quincy, Massachusetts. The USS Salem Overnight Camping Adventure offers campers an opportunity to experience life on board a real Navy Ship. Although the Salem is an historic ship we offer plenty of hands on activities and trainings. The cost for the overnight program is $38 and includes dinner and breakfast on board as well as a tour of Historic Boston Harbor.
USS Little Rock (Light Cruiser)
Naval & Serviceman’s Park
1 Naval Park Cove
Buffalo, New York 14202
Camping (with meals) on the ship is available. Also at this site are the USS The Sullivans (WWII Destroyer) and USS Croaker (WWII Submarine)
USS Slater (Destroyer Escort)
Broadway and Quay
Albany, New York 12202
Overnight camping available. See: http://www.ussslater.org/
USS New Jersey (Battleship)
Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
Overnight trips are available
for Scout Groups. See,
America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
From the moment you step across the ship’s brow you will understand that this is a museum where visitors take an active role. From strolling across forecastle to climbing the original ladders up to the bridge, and beyond, each step in your journey brings you closer to understanding what life was like for a sailor on the Battleship New Jersey.
USS Yorktown (Aircraft Carrier)
Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
40 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Camping (with meals included) on the ship and a
local tour of a destroyer, submarine and Coast Guard cutter is available. In October 1995 this was offered as a one-night package at $39 per Scout.
USS Lexington (Aircraft Carrier)
Museum On the Bay
Dept. P. O. Box 23076
Corpus Christi, Texas 78403-3076
Camping (with meals included) on the ship and tour of the ship. Pricing information not available.
USS Texas BB-35 (Battleship)
San Jacinto Battleground State Historical Park Complex
3523 Highway 134
LaPorte TX 77571
Battleship Tour Information 281/479-2431
San Jacinto Monument Tour Information 281/479-2421
Tours: The Battleship is open 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., year-round. The ship is closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Self-guided tour routes lead to compartments above and below decks. Admission: under 6 years - free; per-person fees for adults, students, and school groups. There are special group discounts available; contact the park for details.