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A Reflective Tribute At The USS Kidd Veterans Memorial

Walk the decks of a retired naval destroyer ship, where brave men and women made history during some of the most dramatic military battles in U.S. history. Today, the USS Kidd rests permanently in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge.  The "Pirate of the Pacific" is the centerpiece of the USS Kidd Veterans Memorial & Museum, a moving collection of wartime artifacts that provide a glimpse into the lives of those who gave it all for the freedom we enjoy today. A visit to this tribute to our brave, fallen military personnel is one that will change you forever.


Prices -

  $10,00 for adults, $8.00 for veterans and seniors, and $6.00 for children. Join as a Friend of the Kidd and enjoy free yearly admission. Membership is $25.00 for individuals, $35.00 for a group of 4, and $55.00 for a household.

Hours -

 Open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 


  • Kidd Keynotes
  • First Free Sunday
  • Fall Field Days


  • Birthday Parties
  • School Tours
  • Overnight Adventures
  • Museum Exhibits
  • Military Ceremonies
  • Educational Offerings


  • Can I stay overnight on the USS Kidd?

    An overnight on the Kidd is a rare opportunity for groups of up to 20 guests to gain first-hand experience about life in close quarters, as our brave service members faced German U-boats and Japanese kamikaze aircraft attacks. Larger groups can privately reserve the entire ship for up to 100 overnight guests.
  • Does the museum offers school tours and resources for teachers?

    The USS Kidd wants to make every visit as fun and educational as possible, which is why they have developed a full Teacher's Portal that offers a number of educational resources. Teachers can download lesson activity sheets, crossword puzzles and coloring sheets designed to teach and explain various aspects of the history of this amazing piece of naval architecture. Guided school tours are also offered of the USS KIDD and last about 1.5 hours.

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Driving Direction to USS Kidd DD-661 Louisiana Veterans Memorial & Museum
or Watermark Baton Rouge
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