Exhibits

USS Missouri is the site where World War II formally ended; it is our primary artifact; it is the place we work and explore, it is an obligation to future generations, it is an inspiration to millions of visitors; it is quite simply America’s Battleship Missouri.

Exhibits aboard the ship are limited by available space and our primary objective is to preserve the authenticity of the Missouri.

Exhibits, with special exceptions, are largely categorized as restored spaces or operational displays. These include many of the operational, engineering, navigational, administrative, food service and living spaces aboard Battleship Missouri that are restored to their "in-operation" appearance.

Our World at War exhibit: In 2005, on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II, a special commemorative exhibit was designed and temporarily installed in the officer’s Ward Room in order to encourage an appreciation for the significance of the peace restored aboard USS Missouri on September 2, 1945. This "temporary" exhibit has been experienced by millions of visitors and remains in place to this day.
World War II Exhibit
The Crew's Room: The exhibit is located on the second deck aft and contains a collection of artifacts donated by generations of former crew members. This design provides a glimpse of their life-at-sea aboard the Missouri.

The Chief Petty Officers Legacy Center: Honors the proud legacy of the Navy's Chief Petty Officer.

Located on the second deck aft in the midst of CPO Country, we explore the history and the legacy of Chiefs in the U.S. Navy.

The Korean War: The exhibit remembers the "Forgotten War" located on the second deck aft, and honors the service of crew members aboard the Missouri during the two arduous tours of duty.

 

Archives & Collections

Excerpt from the World War II diary of ship’s baker Harold “Buster” Campbell, describing the April 11, 1945 Kamikaze attack on USS Missouri during the Battle of Okinawa.
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Our Archives & Collections Department is caretaker of an expanding resource of informational and material resources inspired by the proud legacy and service of the USS Missouri and her crews.

The Archives & Collections Department actively acquires resources related to the inspirational history of the battleship, her crews and the historic context in which they served. Our goal is to ensure responsible care and preservation of our resources while exploring opportunities for accessibility and use.

Scope of Collections & Archives

The Battleship Missouri Memorial actively collects information, archival materials and artifacts pertaining to the historical, technical and operational aspects of USS Missouri as well as information and materials that may provide greater insight and understanding of the Missouri, her crews and the historic context in which they served.

How can I participate or contribute?

If you have information or materials that you would like to share with or contribute to our Archives and Collections, please click here. If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Email: curator@ussmissouri.org
Phone: (808) 455-1600 ext. 235 or ext. 252
Mailing address: 
Collections & Archives
Battleship Missouri Memorial

63 Cowpens Street
Honolulu, Hawaii 96818

 

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