May 21, 2019


We will be closing today due to a private event with Baton Rouge Events Association. Please come and visit us during our normal business hours on any other day.


Tour Downtown Baton Rouge’s Fletcher-class destroyer USS Kidd (DD-661) and the Louisiana Veterans Museum.

There’s fun for the whole family at the “Pirate of the Pacific.”


  • Weekdays 9:30am to 3:30pm
  • Weekends 10am to 4pm
  • Overnight Camping by Reservation


  • Adult - $12
  • Veterans (With ID) - $10
  • Seniors - $10
  • Children - $8
July 4, 2019

4th of July Spectacular

The USS KIDD has been hosting a 4th of July celebration in the downtown Baton Rouge area for over two decades. In that time, it has developed into an incredible family event that celebrates our nation's freedom. Visitors will be able to participate in the following events: -Popsicle...

birthday parties

Unique and memorable party spot perfect for the adventurous kid.

overnight camping

Great for field trips, scout troops, youth groups, and more.

site rentals

Venue space for your private, corporate, or military events.

group visits

Group discounts available for the 90-minute guided tour option.

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Support Our Mission

We rely on our community’s assistance to provide many of the programs and services to our civilian and veteran visitors. Tax deductible contributions can be made through The Louisiana Veterans Museum Foundation, but there are several ways to support the USS Kidd Veterans Museum.

Veteran Recollections

  • The time we engaged in a firefight with the North Koreans was the day we were acting as a decoy in a large harbor. The North Koreans had cannons mounted on small railroad tracks inside caves above the harbor. The guns were limited as to where they could hit, so a...
    2nd Korean Cruise (1952-53)

    Machinist Mate 3rd class Marvin Dwight Saylor

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  • I often think of the days when I sailed on the ERBEN and stood on deck and watched the other cans [destroyers] off in the distance. They were and still are the best looking cans ever to sail and fight in our Navy. I'll tell you the story about the first action I...
    WWII (1943-46)

    B.J. Fischione

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  • I was the first WAVE [Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service] to be assigned to the office of Supervisor of Shipbuilding in New York City (Admiral Irish) and then to take a training tour at the Kearny Shipyards. Back in 1943, female naval officers were...
    WWII (1943-46)

    Ensign Anne Randle Waldner

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Roarin’ On the River Gala

Join us for an exciting evening on May 30, 2019, as we introduce our inaugural Gala! Doors open at 6:30. Program begins 7:30.