The Battleship IOWA Museum offers many different tours daily, and the chance to explore the ship on your own. Our Self-Guided Tour allows for guests to explore the areas permitted for public access at your own pace, and is fully ADA accessible. Other tours will take you deep inside of the ship, including engine rooms and gun turrets.

General Admission ($19.95* adults, $11.95 children ages 6-11)

With your General Admission you are welcome to explore the areas permitted for public access at your own pace. We recommend installing our interactive app to enhance your tour experience.

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Full Steam Ahead Tour ($25.00 members, $49.95 non-members)

The Full Steam Ahead tour includes separate tickets for our regular self guided General Admission tour and the new guided behind the scenes tour of the engineering spaces on board.

The new two hour guided tour of an engine room, boiler room, hospital, post office, Combat Engagement Center and plot room, gives the guest access to areas of the ship that have been off limits to the public in the past. Due to the confined spaces along this tour, it is limited in group size and daily availability.

Guests are required to wear closed toed footware due to the steeper ladders and grated decking. The guest must be able to negotiate the ladders that will take them up and down to these unique spaces on board. This tour is not recommended for children under 10 years of age or those with any physical condition that may impair their ability to negotiate the stairs or stand for prolonged periods of time.

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Curator’s History Tour ($99.00)

Join Battleship IOWA’s Curator Dave Way on this never before seen in-depth look at the Battleship IOWA. This four-hour tour includes; a behind the scenes guided tour to decks and compartments that are off limits to everyday guests, a short film about the tow of IOWA from San Francisco to Los Angeles, a presentation of IOWA’s history, and a buffet lunch. Don’t miss out on this awesome chance to take a look at IOWA’s Enlisted Crew Berthing, Anchor Windless Equipment, Museum Artifacts Storage, Post Office, Machine Shop, Library, Chief Petty Officers’ Mess, and more!
Please note if a minimum number of tickets are not sold, the tour could be canceled.  Ticket holders would then have the option to receive a refund, postpone to the next scheduled Curator’s Tour, or purchase either the daily General Tour or Full Steam Ahead Tour that day.  Curator Tours are normally scheduled on every second Saturday of the month, (except in December), with a total of 20 permitted. 

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Groups of 10 or More ($17.45 adults, $14.45 age 62+, $14.45 military, $9.50 ages 6-11)

A unique group adventure on board the Battleship IOWA Museum is memorable and historic. Special pricing is available for all groups of 10 or more to tour the historic museum at the LA Waterfront. Group reservations and payment are required three days in advance or for online purchase up to the day prior to visit.

To make reservations, please email or call 877-446-9261 ext. 3 between 9am and 5pm, Monday thru Friday. Youth tours include one docent per 20 people upon availability and require a minimum 10 days prior to visit for reservation.

Group tours without reservations will pay the regular general admission rate. A minimum of 10 group tickets must be purchased to reserve this rate.

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Battleship IOWA & LA Waterfront Harbor Cruise ($29.95 adults, $26.95 62+ and military (with ID), $16.95 ages 6-11, Free ages 5 and under)

Now you can see all sides of the Battleship IOWA through this unique combo experience including admission to both the Battleship IOWA and a LA Waterfront Harbor Cruise. The lines of the Battleship IOWA are truly distinct and pier side doesn’t always show the tremendous size of the last great surface warship to sail our seas.

Not only will you experience an iconic piece of living history, you will also take a journey through America’s Port on a LA Waterfront harbor cruise! This fully narrated cruise tour begins at historic Ports O’ Call and includes the sights and sounds of an active and vibrant waterfront. Along the way, guests will see (from the waterside) Coast Guard Station Los Angeles, Terminal Island Federal Prison, Battleship IOWA, supertanker and container terminals, a historic shipyard, Gerald Desmond Bridge, LA Cruise Terminal, and much more! You may even catch a glimpse of sea life in their natural habitat! Before you depart or when you return, enjoy lunch or dinner and an authentic lively experience at the San Pedro Fish Market.

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Battleship IOWA & Queen Mary Combo ($44.90 adults, $25.90 ages 6-11)

Experience two great ship at one low price. This combo grants you general admission access to both the Queen Mary and Battleship IOWA.

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