USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park is one of America's most unique military attractions and a memorial to all those who have served our great Nation. Visitors will be amazed as they tour and explore twelve decks aboard the 35,000 ton Battleship USS ALABAMA, and see up close and personal what life was like for the 2,500 men that served aboard her. Alongside the battleship is America's oldest Gato Class US Submarine on display. Visitors will be awe inspired as they go below in the USS DRUM, to tour this decorated vessel from stem to stern. For aviation enthusiasts, we have a collection of 25 rare and historic aircrafts. Most can be found on display inside the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, along with a river patrol boat and many other great exhibits. A visit to Battleship Memorial Park would not be complete without visiting the Vietnam and Korean War Memorials and checking out the other aircraft and military equipment in the park.
Voyage through time and revisit an era of adventure and bravery as you tour our many exhibits.
The recipient of nine WWII Battle Stars, the Battleship USS ALABAMA and her crew of 2,500 saw action in the Atlantic for a year before joining the Pacific Fleet in mid-1943. There she fought at such key locations as Leyte, the Gilbert Islands and Okinawa. After the signing of the war ending surrender documents in September 1945, USS ALABAMA, or the “Mighty A”, as she was known, led the American Fleet into Tokyo Bay.
Alongside the battleship is America's oldest Gato Class US Submarine on public display. The DRUM is named for a large Sea-Bass found off the North Atlantic Coast. With its crew of 72 men, the DRUM conducted 13 war patrols, was awarded 12 Campaign stars, and sank 15 Japanese ships totaling over 80,000 tons. Visitors can go below and inside will see the conditions that confronted our Navy’s submariners.
Relive the glory days of the Air Force with “Calamity Jane,” a B-52 Stratofortress that served with the Strategic Air Command (SAC). Another cold war veteran, the A-12 “Blackbird” spyplane, is a fascinating blast from the past. Inspect our other aircraft from Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm, too. Be sure to visit the inspiring Vietnam and Korean War Memorials and checking out the other aircraft and military equipment in our park.
Take time to relax by the bay with something delicious from The Galley and then, stop by the Ship’s Store where you will find unique clothing, mementos and other military-themed items.
There is so much to see at USS ALABAMA Battleship Memorial Park! Come visit and take a step back in time, reliving the many thrilling stories that played out aboard the Battleship ALABAMA & Submarine USS DRUM.