Battleship IOWA Los Angeles has been at the front line of protecting America’s Freedom and Security since 1943. Visit the Nation’s iconic Surface Navy ship museum and experience fresh-air tours that comply with public health guidelines. During your visit and tour, you will see why the ship is affectionately known by her crew as the “Battleship of Presidents”, “The Grey Ghost”, and “The Big Stick”. Choose from a menu of experiences including a Self-Guided Tour with free use of our award-winning mobile app or the socially distanced Private Guided Tour that brings you to places behind the scenes. Learn first hand why Battleship USS Iowa visitors continue to rate it as one of the best museums in Los Angeles.
It's time to bring out the BIG GUNS! We've opened one of our 16-inch gun turrets for tours... but the gun's not all you'll see.
We'll take you on an epic behind-the-scenes journey that weaves through levels of the ship never before opened to the public, down hatches, up ladders, into the lives of battleship sailors throughout history, and culminates in an awe-inspiring view of the mechanical marvel at the heart of our battleship: the 16 inch guns.
This fully guided tour is limited in space to a maximum of six guests from the same group. This restriction complies with physical distancing guidelines issued by various governmental authorities for the safe reopening of the Battleship IOWA during this period of time.
Guests are required to wear closed-toe footwear due to ladders and grated decking. This tour is for ages 10 and over. All guests must be able to negotiate the ladders that will take them up and down to these unique spaces on board. The Gun Tour is not recommended for those with physical conditions that may impair their ability to negotiate the stairs, enter into confined spaces or stand for prolonged periods of times.
Due to the popularity of this tour, it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you purchase your ticket prior to your arrival date. These tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable to another date and time. You must purchase the General Access Pass for all your guests before reserving a Gun Tour.