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Retirement

Retirement

Retirements 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; where desserts and bottled water can be served. 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
• All service flags
• 300 Chairs
• Sound System with speakers
• Wireless microphones (2)
• Awards table
• Ceremonial bell and bell stand
• Red carpet (2)
• Ceremonial side-boy bullets (6)

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

We process requests for ceremonies by the order in which the Military Request Form is received. If you have any questions or would like to turn in the form please email to military@ussmissouri.org or call (808) 455-1600 ext 220.

Back in Business

We feel extremely fortunate to be able to welcome our guests back aboard America's last battleship 4 days a week (Wednesdays – Saturdays) from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. 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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