305 South River Road Baton Rouge, LA 70802-6220
Phone: 225-342-1942 Fax: 225-342-2039
Hours of Operation Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30pm Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
Adults $10.00 Veterans and Seniors $ 8.00 Children $ 6.00
As the USS KIDD has been restored to her World War II (1945) configuration, she is handicapped accessible on the main deck exteriors only. However, we are not unsympathetic to our visitors' needs. A 30-minute film presentation on the history of the ship includes footage of areas not accessible by wheelchair and is available upon request. The museum building is accessible on both floors, as are all restroom facilities. The museum also keeps several wheelchairs on hand for the convenience of our guests and these are also available upon request.
Welcome to the official Internet home port of the Fletcher-class destroyer USS KIDD (DD-661), the "Pirate of the Pacific." Located in the heart of scenic downtown Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she is the centerpiece of a memorial which serves to honor the men and women of our American armed forces. Through these pages, you will take a step back in time and learn about their sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy today.
A website, however, is no substitute for the real thing. We encourage you to come to Baton Rouge and walk the decks of the KIDD in person. 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. We promise you: you won't be the same afterward.