Overnight Encampment

Experience the Life of a Battleship Sailor 

About the Program

The Battleship Missouri Overnight Encampment is designed to foster an understanding of history, leadership and team building among the youth of Hawaii, the United States and the World. This opportunity is available for groups from 30 – 80 guests. Just like real Sailors, youth groups can sample “life at sea” with an overnight encampment experience aboard the Battleship Missouri.  Campers walk the decks of this historic battleship, sleep in the crew berthing areas, eat Navy-style meals on the ship’s mess deck as well as participating in onboard activities focused on  communication and teamwork. Advanced reservations are required. Call or email us for our rates.

Life At Sea

Participants will experience the life of a battleship sailor through a series of tours and activities while on their overnight stay. Eating in the enlisted crew's mess and sleeping in the enlisted crew bunks gives students and adults a better understanding of what it is like to live and work in the U.S. Navy. 

Hands-on History

Students will learn about the unique history of the Battleship Missouri. The ship's service in World War II, the Korean War and the Gulf War is discussed in detail at historical locations throughout the ship. The night concludes with a moving presentation on the Surrender Deck, the official site of the end of WWII. 


Dan Parsons, Education Director at (808) 455-1600 ext. 240


On November 9 through November 28, 2022, we will have asphalt paving at the entrance of the Battleship Missouri Memorial. Please be mindful and use extra caution when passing these areas.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and support as we continue to preserve the ship and her surroundings for future generations.

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

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

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