USS Alabama Overnight

Step back in Time as you explore the decks and
sleep in the bunks aboard the Battleship USS ALABAMA!

Vital Info

Trail Life USA is taking over the battleship USS ALABAMA on Saturday, July 22, 2023! Trailmen and their fathers will explore the decks of "The Mighty A" and sleep in bunks just like sailors in World War II. Trailmen will also explore the submarine USS Drum and see legendary planes from the P-51 Mustang to the A-12 Blackbird at the Aircraft Pavilion.

There will be scavenger hunts with prizes, and Trailmen are encouraged to bring any version of the board (or card) game BATTLESHIP to play Battleship on the Battleship after dinner.


Saturday, July 22 - Sunday, July 23, 2023


USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park
2703 Battleship Pkwy, Spanish Fort, AL 36527


Woodlands, Navigators, Adventurers, adult males only*

*females must leave the museum grounds by 8:00 pm and may stay at a nearby hotel


Saturday: Activity; Sunday: Troop


$40 per person includes overnight bunk, Saturday dinner, Sunday breakfast, and self-guided tours of the Aircraft Pavilion, submarine USS DRUM, and battleship USS ALABAMA.

What to Bring

Twin sheets and blanket or sleeping bag, pillow, toothbrush, toothpaste, prescription medications, camp chair for worship, any form of the game Battleship, a completed copy of this form for each participant

Trailman Beau B. playing Battleship on an actual battleship!


This event satisfies the following steps:

Heritage Elective: Armed Forces

Heritage Hit the Trail

Values Elective: Courage


Saturday, July 22, 2023

3:00-6:00 PM: Arrive, check in, board

4:00 PM: Gift Shop Closes

5:00 PM: Aircraft Pavilion and USS Drum close

3:00-10:00 PM: Scavenger hunt, dinner, Battleship on the Battleship

8:00 PM: Anyone not sleeping aboard must leave the premises.

10:00 PM: Lights Out

Sunday, July 23, 2023

8:00 AM: All gear must be off the ship

8:00 AM: Breakfast

9:00 AM: Worship in aircraft field*

9:30 AM: Awards, closing ceremony

10:00 AM-5:00 PM: Tour the USS ALABAMA, USS DRUM, Aircraft Pavilion, grounds, and gift shop; depart

*If it's raining, worship will be in the Aircraft Pavilion at 7:30 AM. Pray for sun.


Trail Life USA Troop AL-0254 aboard the USS ALABAMA, November 2016
Nicolas Cage and the cast of USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage filming on the USS ALABAMA, 2016.
Trail Life USA Troop FL-0777 aboard the USS ALABAMA, March 2023

Ship Map

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