Memorial Day is a day to remember all Americans who have served courageously in the Armed Forces, so this weekend might be a good one to plan a visit to Battleship Cove, the spectacular Fall River Museum dedicated to America’s Naval Fleet.
Along with the usual unusual attractions (from the enormous USS Massachusetts and other National Historic Landmark US warships to the HIdensee, a Russian-built missle corvette that spent most of her career under the East German flag), there are more reasons than usual to visit over Memorial Day weekend this year. Come on Saturday, and it’s WWII Comic Book Day, when you can learn how heroes like Captain America were created expressly to aid the country’s war effort while enjoying comic book-inspired activities for the whole family. In the Maritime Museum, you won’t want to miss the brand new Birth and Death of a Titan: the Story of the TITANIC, which includes reconstructed passageways and a 28-foot model of the doomed superliner. If you come at noon on Monday, May 27, there’s a Memorial Day Ceremony that’s free to the public. (Speaking of free, active duty, veteran and reserve military personnel who show proof of service get free admission the entire weekend.)
Ships are open 7 days a week from 9am-5pm; the Martime Museum that contains the Titanic exhibit is open Wednesday through Sunday from 9-3. Both the Titanic and Comic Book exhibits are included with general admission: $25 adults, $23 senior, $15 children 4-12; 3 and under free.