THE BATTLESHIP IOWA MUSEUM
SPECIAL SMALL GROUP BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR
The Battleship IOWA Museum debuts our newest tour, Full STEAM Ahead, which allows guests to explore areas not usually available to the general public. The two-hour tour will take place twice a day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays and is limited to 10 guests per tour.
This guided tour will explore many previously inaccessible compartments such as:
· Engine Room
· Fire Room (Boilers)
· Combat Engagement Center
· Gun Plot Room
· Sick Bay
· Post Office
· Machine Shop
· and more...
The tour is $49.95 and includes a ticket for general admission that does not have to be used the same day.
* Please review tour disclaimer below before booking your tour as this is a very strenuous tour that entails 6 levels of the ship and over 150 stair steps in tight quarters.
The most requested rooms on the IOWA to visit. The engine rooms are generally the largest physical compartments of the machinery spaces as they house the vessel's prime movers.
Also known as the boiler room, the fire room on a ship refers to the spaces on the vessel where water is boiled, generating steam that is then transferred to separate engine rooms.
Acquiring its name from the constant traffic moving people, supplies and ammunition fore and aft, Broadway is the longest, widest passage on IOWA nearly an entire football field in length.
The Combat Engagement Center, or CEC, is the brains of the ship. It is where all sensors and radar are monitored to determine surrounding threat levels and where the ship's missile systems are operated.
Letters and packages from home were a welcome sight. Usually delivered by a destroyer or fuel tanker, all incoming and outgoing mail was sorted via the ship's PO.
The hospital (sick bay) and main surgical theatre on IOWA. This is where naval servicemen were sent when injured or ill during their time on board.
The gun plot rooms (or battery plots) are the primary locations on the IOWA that relays gun orders to control the ship's 5" and 16" guns via the analog control computers.
IOWA's Machine Shop proudly displays a workbench engraved by servicemen stationed aboard IOWA on Sept. 2, 1945 in Tokyo Bay during the Japanese surrender.