Please keep in mind that this ship was built in 1942 before modern day safety practices were in effect. The ladders are steep, the decks can be slippery and a lot of equipment is literally underfoot. In short, everyone needs to be attentive to potential hazards while aboard and observe all of the rules. These rules have been developed over the course of conducting 40 years’ worth of hosting visitors and take everyone’s safety into consideration. Also remember that we are in fact a museum, and the same indoor courtesy should be taken as in any other museum environment. Thank you for your cooperation!