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Military Ceremonies aboard Battleship Wisconsin

While HRNM does not run the Battleship Wisconsin, HRNM does still run all military ceremonies aboard the ship. There is no cost to hold military ceremonies on the battleship. **Please note that no ceremonies can take place aboard the battleship between October 2023 and February 16, 2024.**

If you would like to schedule a FREE military ceremony on the battleship, or if you have any questions, please contact our Military Ceremonies Coordinator, Mark Freeman, at (757) 322-3106. You can also start the process of booking your ceremony by visiting:

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Caption: Norfolk (July 19, 2019) AZ3(AW) Schroeder, assigned to the USS George Washington (CVN-73) re-enlisted this morning in a ceremony held aboard the decommissioned Iowa-Class Battleship USS Wisconsin (BB-64). The ceremony was hosted by the Hampton Roads Naval Museum, one of ten US Navy museums that fall under the Naval History and Heritage Command. The naval museum routinely hosts military ceremonies and training opportunities aboard the Wisconsin for area commands without cost. (US Navy photo by Max Lonzanida/Released).

Ceremony Rules:

1. Ceremonies are held Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

2. Please contact us three days prior to your event to make sure everything is on track for your ceremony. The phone number for our Military Ceremonies Coordinator, Mark Freeman is (757) 322-3106. 

3. If you cancel your event notify us immediately so someone else can have your spot.

4. Before boarding the battleship, report to the Hampton Roads Naval Museum on the second floor and check in at the desk.

5. There are no facilities inside the Hampton Roads Naval Museum available. In the case of inclement weather, the participants are responsible for an alternate location.

6. No food, drinks, candy, or tobacco products are allowed on board the ship or the Museum. Water is acceptable.

7. The Hampton Roads Naval Museum cannot validate parking. Paid parking is available at the Plume Street parking garage across the street from the battleship.

8. Equipment, podium, and chairs are made available by the museum. The ceremony participants are responsible for setup and take down immediately before and after the ceremony.

9. Active duty guests must wear the correct uniform IAW current U.S. Navy instructions, working uniforms and civilian clothes are prohibited. Those individuals that do not comply will not be allowed to attend the ceremony. For clothing concerns or event set-up/take-down requirements, please call us in advance to make arrangements.

10. The Nauticus building, Hampton Roads Naval Museum, and the battleship do not open until 10:00 a.m. Participants may access the building or ship only after that time.



Published: Fri Dec 22 07:44:22 EST 2023