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Battleship USS Iowa Museum is Open!

Explore L.A.’s award-winning naval history museum in-person or online.

EXHIBITS & TOURS

Open for Outdoor Tours

We are open for safe outdoor tours.

Surface Navy Heroes

Diversity, Leadership, and Bravery.

Vicky the Dog

Find our mascot in a fun scavenger hunt online or onboard the ship.

HUP-2 Helicopter

Korean War-era Piasecki HUP Retriever on deck.

Artifact Gallery

Explore some of the items in our artifact gallery.

Battleship of Presidents

USS Iowa has hosted world leaders since 1943.

In-Person Experience

In-Person Exhibits

Online Tours & Museum

Online Exhibits

SAFETY PROTOCOLS

Your safe visit to the Battleship USS Iowa museum is our utmost priority.  We have implemented numerous measures for in-person tours that adhere to Los Angeles County public health guidelines.  A few of the measures include:

  • Limited capacity and physical distancing.
  • Increased disinfecting of frequently touched surfaces.
  • Hand-sanitizer stations throughout the tour.
  • Face coverings are required for all guests and crew.
  • Non-essential personnel are working remotely.
  • Daily temperature checks for all crew working onboard.
  • Signage promoting social distancing and hand washing.
  • New virtual options to experience the museum.
USS REUBEN JAMES

Surface Navy Museum

Planned to open in 2025 aboard Battleship USS Iowa. Become a Plank Owner today.

USS REUBEN JAMES

Ship's Store

Your purchase helps support museum programs.

USS REUBEN JAMES

Donate

Your donations are critical to the survival of the Battleship USS Iowa.  

USS REUBEN JAMES

Learn the History

USS Iowa’s history began in 1943 and continues through today.

USS REUBEN JAMES

Volunteer

Volunteer to be a member of today’s Battleship USS Iowa crew.

GET INVOLVED

Battleship USS Iowa is a community platform leveraged for engaging and impactful programs.  We focus our activities into three primary pillars; education, veterans, and community.  

Support your favorite pillar today by donating or by becoming a volunteer.

Join Battleship IOWA for the 8th Annual Gravely Celebration Experience! Click this link to RSVP https://bit.ly/3ugKWRP

Samuel Lee Gravely Jr. was a United States Navy officer. He was the first African American in the U.S. Navy to serve aboard a fighting ship as an officer, the first to command a Navy ship, the first fleet commander, and the first to become a flag officer, retiring as a vice admiral.

About this Event

Pacific Battleship Center Los Angeles invites you to attend our annual Gravely Celebration Experience during Black History Month. This year will be virtual but no less inspiring! Spots are limited so RSVP now.

Learn more about this year's extraordinary speakers by visiting gravelyexperience.org

There is also a high school essay contest as part of the event. Learn more at: https://gravelyexperience.org/contest/

Sponsored by Pacific Battleship Center Los Angeles, Collier Walsh Nakazawa LLP, Tanya Acker, and Surface Navy Association.
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