Museum Update 5 October 2022

You’re just a few clicks away from supporting veterans and enjoying the bold, smooth taste of Don Francisco’s coffee!

Don Francisco’s Coffee is helping us meet our goal of raising $25,000 by the end of 2022 in support of Veterans West, the military and veterans affairs department of Pacific Battleship Center. Click the link below to learn how your donation can result in coffee being delivered to your door for a year.


$6.7 Million Secured for National Museum

Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, CA-64th District, stopped by yesterday morning to officially deliver a check for $6.7 million to the National Museum Of The Surface Navy at Battleship IOWA to build the Freedom of the Seas Park Pavilion. 

Click the photo below to view the check presentation ceremony in its entirety. It was a great event hosted by Battleship IOWA board of trustees chairman Bruce DD Mac Rae and featuring speeches from Senator Steven Bradford, San Pedro Chamber of Commerce CEO Elise Swanson, Port of Los Angeles Senior Communications Director Arley Baker, and LAUSD board member Tanya Franklin-Ortiz.

Thanks to everyone who was there and to all who support projects like this one that will benefit our community for years to come!

You’ve heard of tailgating, but FANTAIL-gating?

The LA Dodgers are in the playoffs and we’re turning our fantail into a giant tailgate party!

Come aboard Battleship IOWA to watch the National League Division Series on the Community Big Screen. Games are scheduled for October 11th, 12th, and 14th with game times to be determined. Keep an eye on our community events calendar for updates and information. These events are free to attend. 

Vicky’s Doghouse will have adjusted hours for food and beverages, including a special game day menu (see the events calendar for hours). We’ll have folding chairs available, but we welcome you to bring your own portable chair for a real sideline experience. 

Thank you to our Community Big Screen sponsor: the Port of Los Angeles!

Interested in sponsoring our community events? Email about how to get involved.

Just In Time For The Holidays

Battleship IOWA has the most unique events spaces in SoCal. With extraordinary waterfront views, exceptional food and beverage options, and easy parking, we’re the perfect place to create indelible memories with your favorite people.

Click the button below to see what we can do and book your event now!

Freedom of the Seas Awards Dinner

This year’s Freedom of the Seas Awards Dinner is less than a month away now – Saturday, October 22nd. Interested in attending or becoming a sponsor for the event? Click here.

NOTE: If you prefer not to donate electronically, please mail your check to:
Attention: Development Department, 250 S. Harbor Blvd., San Pedro, CA 90731

Thank you to our 2021 donors for their generosity and support. Want to know how your donations are making a difference? Check out our ANNUAL REPORT here.

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