1OVERNIGHT EDUCATION PROGRAM1

Experience the Program

The Overnight Education Program is led by knowledgeable docents that take participants through this 1914 vintage battleship that saw service in both World Wars I & II and ushered in the evolution of naval aviation, radar, and other technologies. The ship will soon undergo planned renovations to make the Overnight Education Program even better, including doubling the number of bunks available to sleep in, brand new AC systems, and a complete remodeling of the bathrooms.

Explore areas of the ship that are not opened to the general public, such as:

  • 14inch Gun Turret Interior – with the largest guns on any ship in the world in 1914. You’ll get to go inside and actually see how these guns were fired.
  • Pilot House – located up in the forward mast, from where the ship was steered. Here the crew viewed the surrendering German Navy on 21 November 1918. During World War II this was the command center for the ship’s six combat operations, including the invasion of Normandy. The Pilot House was damaged and the crew injured by enemy fire during the June 25 1944 Battle of Cherbourg.
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