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Veteran's Day Weekend Festivities at Nauticus



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What: Nauticus invites you aboard the Battleship Wisconsin for their Veterans Day Weekend festivities honoring our military service members. Meet former crew members from different decades and learn about special items from missing in action service members and prisoners of war.


From November 11 to 14, all veterans and active-duty service members will receive 50% off general admission tickets at the Nauticus admissions desk. Proper ID is required, and the discount applies to service members only; additional guests will need to purchase tickets online or at the admissions desk.


Veterans Weekend Programming

  • POW/MIA Remembrance: On Friday, honor our missing in action service members and prisoners of war in the historic wardroom with 11 different items that hold a special meaning for the families of and the service members.

  • Quartermaster Conversations: On Friday, Battleship Operations Manager Keith Nitka will step back into his role as Quartermaster to engage with guests about his experience aboard the Wisconsin.

  • Chat with BB64 Veterans: Have you ever want to speak to a battleship sailor? Have questions about what it was like to go to sea on a Dreadnought and fight in a war? Friday, Saturday and Sunday, former crewmembers of the Wisconsin will return to share their stories in the historic wardroom.

“I am proud to be a veteran of the United States Navy and a battleship sailor,” Battleship Operations Manager Keith Nitka said. Nitka is a former Wisconsin quartermaster. “I am also blessed to be a part of the Nauticus team today to honor all veterans of the United States Armed Forces!”


Want to see more of the Wisconsin? On our Command and Control Tour, explore areas of Battleship Wisconsin with a historical interpreter and learn how the Battleship was commanded and would fight in the control areas of the ship on this 90 minute tour. This experience is ticketed and requires reservations. It is available every Tuesday – Saturday at 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. and at 1:30 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. only on Sundays. Learn more and purchase tickets here.


Honor your loved one with a permanent plaque aboard the Wisconsin. Military or civilian, living or deceased – an engraved plaque placed aboard the last battleship built by the United States Navy is a meaningful and memorable gift. Learn more here.


You lived. You served. Share your story aboard the Battleship Wisconsin here.


Where: Nauticus and Battleship Wisconsin at One Waterside Drive, Norfolk, VA 23510


When: November 11-14, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday to Saturday and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday


Cost: Discounted military tickets must be purchased at the Admissions desk. Adult tickets are $15.95, Child tickets are $11.50, Members are free. Paid admission includes access to the Nauticus museum, special programming, and the Battleship Wisconsin.


Information: Tickets and additional details are available online at www.nauticus.org


About Nauticus

Veterans Day weekend and additional programs are supported by the Nauticus Foundation. The Nauticus Foundation is the nonprofit, 501©3 that supports the mission and activities of Nauticus. Nauticus’ mission is to benefit the community through education, impactful experiences, and sharing access to maritime resources. For more information, visit www.nauticus.org

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