We love sharing our museum with groups and look forward to making your visit a great experience for everyone. We can accommodate groups of nearly any size. Discounted museum admission rates for groups of 20 or more make a trip to the USS Kidd and Louisiana Veterans Museum just right for your next outing.
Located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USS Kidd is the centerpiece of a memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our American armed forces. Through our guided tour option, take a step back in time with our knowledgable docents. Walk the decks of the Kidd in person, as she is restored to her original WWII configuration. See the aircraft that soared through the skies of Southeast Asia during two eras of conflict. Examine the dented helmet of an infantryman who stormed the beaches of Normandy. Touch the names of the fallen Americans whose names are carved into the black granite walls of the Louisiana Memorial Plaza.
To have the best visit for your group, read our group policies and reserve your date below.
Includes guided tour of the USS Kidd and self-guided tour of the museum. Guided portion of the tour can be 45 mins to 1.5 hours.
Those groups looking for dates in the spring and summer should call ahead as soon as possible in order to determine if the desired time and date are available. A $100 nonrefundable deposit is required to confirm your tour date. This deposit will go toward the final balance due for the tour. All tours will be considered tentative until the deposit is received. If the deposit is not received within 10 days of making your reservation, we will reopen the date for booking.
A minimum of 20 people are required for discount rates to apply. Adequate adult supervision is also required; at least one (1) adult per every ten (10) children. Greater supervision by adults is needed for younger age groups for matters of safety.
Adult (ages 18-59): $11 per person +applicable tax
Child (ages 2-12; Grades PreK-8): $7 per person +applicable tax
Teen (ages 13-18; Grades 9-12): $9 per person +applicable tax
Military (ID required): $9 per person +applicable tax
Senior (60 and older): $9 per person +applicable tax
Hours of operation are 9:30am to 3:30pm on weekdays and weekends. Group tours can be scheduled between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
If your group is running behind schedule, please give us advance warning by calling ahead so that we can plan this delay around the arrival of other groups and functions. If your group would like to cancel, please notify us as soon as possible to cancel an existing reservation. Deposits are nonrefundable.
The age range of your class should be taken into consideration when booking your tour. Younger children may have trouble navigating the ladders aboard ship. Main Deck Tours are possible in such cases, as well as Museum-Only Tours. Each child age 4 and younger should be accompanied by an adult.
Our rules ensure every guest has a great tour aboard our ship.
Enhance your experience with our affordable overnight camping option.
Request your group tour date by completing the form linked below.
On October 12th proceed directly to the ship to purchase tickets. Our Museum building will be closed on October 12th.