Education Product – History – WWII Battleship

View of the U.S.S. Alabama at docked at the USS Alabama Battleship Park, Mobile, Alabama.
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The USS Alabama Battleship Park has a wide range of programs to offer.


Step into history when you book your school trip to Battleship Memorial Park.  Public, parochial and private schools, along with certified home school programs, qualify for a discounted admission rate with a group of 10 or more students.


The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park offers a lunch in the Aircraft Pavilion with educational tour.  Their lunch package includes: a hamburger, chips, fresh baked cookie, soft drink, a USS ALABAMA souvenir cup, and admission to tour the park.


The USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park is more than just the USS Alabama.  Sitting in her cradle beside Mobile Bay at the memorial park is the National Historic Landmark WWII submarine USS DRUM (SS-228).  The DRUM is the oldest American submarine on public display, and we invite you to come and learn about her 72 member crew and her missions during the war.


While you are touring Battleship Memorial Park, be sure to stop in the Medal of Honor Aircraft Pavilion, home of our extensive aircraft collection, historic vehicles and war artifacts.  Dedicated to all of Alabama’s Medal of Honor recipients, the Aircraft Pavilion features a memorial wall that pays tribute to these heroes.  Among their collection of aircraft is the Red Ball Express display, honoring those men who ran supplies during WWII and a Red-Tail P-51 airplane, just like the planes flown by the famed Tuskegee Airmen.


One of the newest additions to the collection is Marine One, a recently restored VH1-N/ Bell 212 helicopter used by Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan and George H. W. Bush. There is also their super-secret spy plane, the A-12 Black Bird.  It was used by the CIA in 1965 for spy missions.

Tanks, boats, planes, memorials, and artillery dot the scenic surroundings at Battleship Memorial Park.  Since the Park is dedicated to those who served in all branches of the United States Armed Forces, you will find artifacts from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard.


Several iconic tanks from World War II, Korea, and the Vietnam Wars are included in the collection.  You’ll find a M-26 Pershing tank, a M-4 Sherman, M-48A 1 Patton, and a M-60A 1 tank.  Also included is a T-55 Russian/Iraqi tank from Desert Storm.


They have a special relationship with nature at Battleship Memorial Park.  You can take a walk through the quieter areas of the grounds and encounter pond slider turtles slipping into the water.   Ospreys raise their young in specially-erected nests high above the ground. Their nature boardwalk and gazebo were built in partnership with the National Estuary Program.


There are quiet places to sit and watch Canadian geese goslings scurry behind their parents as they feed.  The USS Alabama Memorial Park is Stop #29 on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail.

For more information contact Rosemary Judkins, Group Tour Manager, Alabama Tourism Department,