Man the guns of the world’s greatest sea weapon
Visitors to coastal North Carolina can man the guns of what was, at the time of her commissioning, considered the world’s greatest sea weapon. The Battleship North Carolina is moored near downtown Wilmington’s historic river district and its island beaches. The ship is one of the most popular attractions in the state, having fought in every major naval offensive in the Pacific during World War II. Visitors can walk the decks and experience the daily life and fierce combat faced by the crew. Self-guided tours of the ship are available daily and special programs allow visitors to discover and build a personal connection through behind-the-scenes tours, in-depth programs of the ship’s inner-workings, reenactments, special programs for professional military education and more. Many people believe the Battleship North Carolina to be haunted, so it’s no surprise that one of the most popular nearby events is the Ghost Walk of Old Wilmington, a nationally acclaimed tour of the city’s most actively haunted homes and burial grounds, complete with eerie tales and true paranormal stories.
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