See the World War II legend first hand as you walk the decks of one of the great gun ships ever to serve! Voted number #1 Maritime Museum in the World in 2012 this is a must see as you explore Southern California.
Not to be combined with any other promotion, discount, or coupon. Offer is only valid for adult tickets. Children are charged $10 per ticket.
The Battleship IOWA crew comes from a variety of backgrounds including maritime, military, business, attraction, non-profit, technology, hospitality, construction, and other trades. Through the unique melding of these skills, the crew has become a dynamic and efficient team that works to provide our guests an authentic American experience. We celebrate the American Spirit daily by bringing the Battleship IOWA alive for guests of all ages to enjoy. The experience begins with a vision and mission – one that was developed by everyday American patriots. The IOWA crew looks forward to welcoming you onboard as a guest for the day or a potential new crew member in the future.
250 S Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA 90731
The USS IOWA is open every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
September 3rd through June 14: 1000 to 1700 (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM) with the last ticket sold at 1600 hours (4:00 PM).
June 15 through September 2nd: 0900 to 1700 (9:00 AM to 5:00 PM) with the last ticket sold at 1600 hours (4:00 PM).
What you will see?
The Pacific Battleship Center has many exciting tours and programs planned for guests aboard the USS IOWA. Currently, visitors can explore many of the USS IOWA’s main features on the self-guided Tour Alpha. Read more about the tour here.
How to get there?
The USS IOWA is located at Berth 87 at the Port of Los Angeles.
Click here for maps and detailed directions.
Visitors to the USS IOWA can park in the lot adjacent to the ship. The lot is accessible from Harbor Boulevard and the charge is $1.00 per hour.
USS IOWA is not currently ADA accessible. However, accessibility for disabled guests will be improved over the next year. There are many obstacles on the ship such as uneven decking, high door frames and many sets of stairs that are safety hazards. For that reason, no wheelchairs are allowed aboard the ship and those using canes and walkers should use extra caution.
Visiting the USS IOWA can be a very rewarding family experience and children are welcomed on board! Parents must closely supervise their children at all times. Strollers are not allowed on board the IOWA. For small children, the use of a front carrier (Baby Bjorn-type carrier) is suggested. There are several stairs and obstacles on the tour. Children may not be carried up stairs unless they are in a front-facing carrier. If they are not in a carrier and cannot climb the stairs safely on their own, then the child and a guardian must remain on the main deck of the ship.