Visitors will be able to tour the Battleship USS ALABAMA, the submarine USS DRUM, view over 25 military aircraft, as well as various military tanks and equipment.
At Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park, you don’t have to look very far to find heroes. From the Battleship USS ALABAMA to the Submarine USS DRUM and 25 combat aircraft, the spirit of military pride is alive and well. 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. Aboard the Battleship, explore 12 decks, climb inside gun turrets, get locked in the Brig, man a 12 mm gun, and much more.
Nearby, explore the Submarine USS DRUM. 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 climb inside and 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 the beautiful memorial rose garden dedicated to Alabama’s brave military men and women.
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 Battleship Park! Come visit and return to a time of bravery and adventure and relive the many thrilling stories that played out aboard the heroes of Battleship Memorial Park.