History

Battleship Wisconsin 79th Birthday Bash

April 15 2023

Nauticus 1 Waterside Drive, Norfolk VA 23510

Celebrate the 79th birthday of the Battleship Wisconsin! You won’t want to miss the newly restored spaces that will be open. Be the first to explore! Newly restored spaces opening will include marine detachment and engineering berthing, the valve shop, refrigeration decks and the print shop. Make the occasion even more special by honoring a veteran, first responder, relative or friend with a permanent plaque aboard the historic Battleship Wisconsin. All plaque purchases are 15% off April 14–16.

Bourbon Tasting
Saturday from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Nauticus and Ironclad Distillery have partnered to launch an exclusive Battleship Wisconsin bourbon. Tastings are available in the Wardroom.

Chat with a Wisky Vet
Battleship Wisconsin veterans will be available throughout the day for a one-on-one meet and greet. Hear stories, ask questions, and get inspired by these men who served on BB64.

Live Performances
The Hampton Roads Metro Band will play an enjoyable performance on the fantail of the battleship at noon. Nine WW2 re-enactors from the USS Carolina’s living history group will portray WW2 Wisconsin sailors.

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