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Community & Signature Events


Community & Signature Events

Community Events are open to the general public and offer residents and visitors the opportunity to enjoy Battleship Missouri Memorial local events with our military, and local community. Our Signature Events are annual events that commemorate the history aboard the Battleship Missouri. Through these ceremonies, we aim to inspire, educate and motivate all nationalities and generations on the universal values of duty, honor, strength, resolve, sacrifice and peace.

Please click on the below list for event details:

  • Living History Day: On the last Saturday in January, history comes alive when the USS Missouri Memorial Association celebrates the launching of the USS Missouri on January 29, 1944. This day is celebrated with special ship tours, military and community partner exhibits, and entertainment throughout the day.
  • Picnic on the Pier: A summer series of evening family events with food and beverage, family activities, entertainment, and tours of the Battleship Missouri.
  • End of WWII Commemoration: On September 2nd, the USS Missouri Memorial Association commemorates in ceremony the formal conclusion of WWII which took place on USS Missouri when Japan signed the Instrument of Surrender in Tokyo Bay on September 2, 1945.
  • Veterans Day: On November 11th, Veterans Day observances across our nation end with a sunset ceremony onboard the Battleship Missouri. All veterans are honored, both past and present, who have served our country with valor and heroism, and with many making the ultimate sacrifice.
  • Photos with Santa: In December, Battleship Missouri’s Santa sails in for photos with keiki! Come aboard and visit with Santa and enjoy activities for the entire family.

Back in Business

We feel extremely fortunate to be able to welcome our guests back aboard America's last battleship beginning Wednesday, June 24. As the state of this public health emergency changes from day to day, we will remain focused on keeping our employees and our visitors safe, healthy, and informed. For more information on how to safely visit the Mighty Mo, click here

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