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USS KIDD Veterans Museum

  • 305 South River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802
  • (225) 342-1942

WWII Fletcher class destroyer, restored to her 1945 appearance with over 50 inner spaces to see. Veterans Museum displays include a P-40 aircraft, ship models, full-scale replica of gun deck of Old Ironsides, the Louisiana Memorial Plaza a memorial to all Louisiana service members lost in combat, and a Corsair A-7E jet as a memorial to Vietnam Veterans. Allow approximately 1½ hours for touring for general tours.  Group tours will be longer based on the group number and what Naval Adventures the group chooses to partake in. 

From General Admission the USS KIDD is Perfect for your Youth, Scout, Club, Church, or Extended Family Group!

Groups love to tour and visit the USS KIDD Museum. The USS KIDD crew looks forward to making everyones' visit a great experience. They can accommodate groups of nearly any size. Discounted museum admission rates are available for groups of 20 or more to tour or reserve a tour of the USS Kidd and the Louisiana Veterans Museum just right for your next outing.

USS KIDD offers:

  • General Admission Tours
  • Overnight Camping
  • School Field Trips - with age appropriate resources to help teach including Lesson Plans, Activity Sheets, Puzzles, Coloring Sheet, Download & Print for as young as Preschool Activity Suggestions to engage even your youngest learners
  • Twilight Tours - specially-crafted, exclusive tour designed for adults only (age 21+). Participants tour the USS KIDD with the Ship Superintendent / Historian, who focuses less on the traditional history of DD-661 and instead relates the dangers of day-to-day life aboard a destroyer, both wartime and peacetime. The stories are unvarnished, graphic, and not suitable for children. This three-hour tour wraps up with refreshments in the Officers Wardroom. $750 for up to 8 adults.
  • Immerse yourself in our amazing Virtual "Guided" or "3D" Tours. The USS KIDD awaits your arrival to begin your Naval Adventure. 

    Whether online or in person, be sure to check out the many unique finds in the  USS KIDD Store

    General Information
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    • Multilingual Materials Available:
      • French
      • Spanish
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