Due to our dedication of preserving the Battleship Missouri, our Fantail will be renovated and unavailable from Feb 8 to March 28, 2023. Military ceremony locations, sizes and timeframes are limited during renovation. Please reach out to us for available options. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
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Change of Command

Change of Command

Change of Commands onboard the Battleship Missouri are two hour seated ceremonies on the Fantail. These ceremonies require a site visit to review ship protocol and the venue space, a rehearsal date, and a signed contract.

Fantail

Located aft of the ship, the Fantail can accommodate up to 300 guests.
Available in the morning for a ceremony time of 1000-1200 and the afternoon for a ceremony time of 1300-1500.

After the ceremony, a reception may be held on the Fantail for a fee. Catering is allowed at the reception by an authorized caterer, please inquire for the list of authorized caterers.

The following ceremonial equipment is available at no cost:

• Podiums (2)
• 5-Flag Flag stand
• 3-Flag Flag stand
• National flag
• Hawaii State flag
• All service flags
• 120 chairs 
• Sound System with speakers
• Wireless microphones (2)
• Ceremonial awards table
• Ceremonial bell and bell stand
• Ceremonial side-boy bullets (6)
• Red carpets (1 horizontal and 1 vertical)

A working party is required for set up and tear down of all equipment. We recommend a minimum crew of two individuals.

DUE TO OUR DEDICATION OF PRESERVING THE BATTLESHIP MISSOURI, OUR FANTAIL WILL BE RENOVATED AND UNAVAILABLE FROM FEB 8 TO MARCH 28, 2023. MILITARY CEREMONY LOCATIONS, SIZES AND TIMEFRAMES ARE LIMITED DURING RENOVATION. PLEASE REACH OUT TO US FOR AVAILABLE OPTIONS.

To make a reservation, please fill out the Official Military Request Form 2022. We process requests for ceremonies by the order in which the form is received. Requests fulfilled by availability, not guaranteed. If you have any questions or want to turn in the form, please email at military@ussmissouri.org or call (808) 455-1600 ext 225.

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We ask that all guests remember to stay a safe distance from other visitors while exploring the ship.

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.

The Battleship Missouri will be closing at 2:30 pm for private events on November 9 and 10, and December 4 and 10, 2022. Please arrive at the Battleship by 1:00 pm to make the most of your visit.

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