In 1964, the citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, including over 6000 school children, banded together to save the battleship, USS Massachusetts, from being scrapped, and to bring her to the waterfront of historic Fall River on June 12, 1965. More than 500,000 people lined the shores of Narragansett Bay and the Taunton River that day to welcome their ship to the South Coast with cheers of jubilation and well wishes.
Today the USS Massachusetts is the centerpiece of the collection at Battleship Cove – world’s largest exhibit of historic naval ships.
In addition to being a great destination, Battleship cove offers some wonderful programs for children’s groups and families… as well as special events scheduled throughout the year.
Resources for Teachers
Battleship Cove offers a wealth of educational resources for teachers to use on-site or in their classroom. Teachers can schedule a visit from a Battleship Coveeducator, or request an “Anchored to Learning” CD, which includes pre/post visit lessons and a Battleship Jeopardy game for elementary, middle, and high school learners.
Volunteering and Internships
Volunteer in education at Battleship Cove! Assist in developing and delivering programs, provide tours, or join an overnight camping team…the possibilities are endless! Internships are tailored to individual interests and abilities.
USS Massachusetts Living History Group
The Living History Group is an important part played in telling the story of a sailor at sea is at Battleship Cove. This volunteer group’s goal is to recreate a WWII Navy ship’s company and Marine detachment aboard ship, bringing the vessel to life as it was in the Second World War.
For scout troops, groups and even families, Nautical Nights is a special immersive overnight program that is a memorable and fun learning experience. It’s a year-round program. Reservations are required.
Find out more about the Cover Story on Battleship Cove in the May issue of Destinations Travel Magazine – HERE.
Or check them out online, HERE