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Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Take the Kids to Battleship Cove

We took a drive to Fall River, MA. on Memorial Day to check out Battleship Cove, which is home to the world’s largest collection of Historic Naval Ships, located in Fall River, Ma. 

There you can climb on board the USS Massachusetts, which is Massachusetts’ official memorial to WWII and Persian Gulf War.  It is massive!!  The kids loved climbing up and down the many ladders, seeing the mess hall, the galley kitchen and the huge decks! 

You can also wander through the USS Lionfish, which is an attack submarine from WWII and the Cold War.  Totally awesome.   The ships represent many American sacrifices made in defense of our freedom.  It was pretty amazing to be there on Memorial Day.   

USS Joseph P. Kennedy, JR is another vessel not to be missed.  This ship is Massachusetts’ official memorial to the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  HUGE!  Ladders, decks, ladders and more ladders!  We had so much fun exploring. 

Did you know you can even have an overnight stay on board Battleship Massachusetts?  The overnight camping adventure details can be found here.





Can’t pass up a good old-fashioned carousel with a 5  year-old and a 2 year-old.  The Fall River Carousel is conveniently located in Battleship Cove as well and cannot be missed!    Carousel #54 of the Philadelphia Toboggan Company has been completely restored to the beauty of its days at Lincoln Park.  Not to be missed at $1/ride!  And you can even rent the carousel for birthday parties!  Emily and Aidan loved it!  (Ok, it was the main reason they wanted to go to Battleship Cove, but it turned out to be far better than they expected with all the ships!)

So parking is free and it’s a beautiful spot on Mt. Hope Bay.  Take a ride this summer to check out Battleship Cove and climb your way through history.  Your kids will love it and so will you!  

What are some of your favorite area day trips for the family?

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