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Explore History at Mobile’s Battleship Memorial Park!

June 12, 2017 by Corey A. Edwards

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial ParkStep back in time to see what life was really like during WWII aboard the USS Alabama. Battleship Memorial Park presents Living History Crew Drills that will immerse you in a history that should never be forgotten!

Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama is a military history park and museum with a large collection of historic ships and planes. The facility is home to two National Historic Landmarks: the battleship USS Alabama and a historic submarine, the USS Drum.

The 175 acre park was opened in January 1965 as a home to the USS Alabama, which was due to be scrapped. A grass-roots campaign of Alabama residents raised enough money to have the USS Alabama preserved in Mobile Bay as a memorial to those who served in World War II. Thereafter, it was only natural to continue to add to the collection.

Despite the name, today the park contains much more than battleships, alone. Visitors are treated to a large collection of military gear, artillery, and vehicles. Battleship Memorial Park has artifacts from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard representing a variety of eras and conflicts.

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