The mission of the Friends of the Battleship North Carolina is to support the Battleship North Carolina and to promote and perpetuate activities relating to the ship.
The Battleship receives no funding from federal, state, or local governments for its operations. The Friends, as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, acts, in part, as the fundraising arm for the Battleship (a copy of our IRS Form 990 is available upon request). The ship’s primary revenue source is generated from admissions, gift shop sales, rentals, donations, Friends memberships, and other activities.
The Friends also offer paid guided tours of the Battleship using certified tour guides and support visitors through the use of Ambassadors. For those interested in being more involved with the Battleship, the Friends can provide tour guide and ambassador training.
Lastly, to educate the public about the Battleship and the Friends organization, the Friends undertake community outreach to varied organizations.
The Friends of the Battleship North Carolina are proud to support the Museum Department with funding to assist, promote, and perpetuate educational and restoration efforts of the ship.
Some of the projects funded by the Friends include: