A few weeks ago, in late July, my wife Donna and son Luc spent a very enjoyable day in Fall River, MA, visiting Battleship Cove.
It had been decades since I visited "Big Mamie," as the USS Massachusetts was nicknamed, shortly after it opened as a museum in the late 1960s. Now there are four ships (a battleship, a destroyer, a submarine and one guided missile frigate) in the flotilla that is a unique floating museum.
There are camping opportunities at the museum, as well as function rentals for birthday parties and weddings. The key to all is authenticity and this is just that, not some Potemkin village, but the real thing.
The entire site is a testiment to the men and women who fought to keep us free. Thank you America's veterans!