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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.

Overnight Camping

Camping overnight aboard the USS KIDD is a fun and educational way to spend time with your family. You'll experience the close-quarters living firsthand and learn about the courage under fire displayed by our American heroes.

Reservations may be made by calling (225) 342-1942, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. An Overnight information packet is available at no cost.

Please note that inquiries for information and available dates do not constitute making a booking.

Price & Reservations Information

Admission for the Overnight Camping program is $21.00 per person (adults & children). There is a minimum of 20 people required to make a reservation and all participants must be at least six (6) years of age or older. All children should be accompanied by an adult. The USS KIDD requires a minimum ratio of one (1) adult per every eight (8) children.

There will almost assuredly be other groups aboard ship with you on the night of your stay. One option for large groups is the Exclusive Reservation. With the Exclusive, you guarantee a minimum number of 75 people for your stay (rather than 20 for the Standard reservation). The price is still $21.00 per person, but with the Exclusive status, your group has the entire ship to itself that night with no other groups aboard.

Please take note of the following deposit and payment policies. They will play an important part in your booking process.

Overnights are conducted seven days a week, though the most popular nights are understandably Fridays and Saturdays. Those groups looking for dates in the spring (i.e. January-May) should call ahead several months in advance. Overnight bookings cannot be made on the following dates: July 3, July 4, Thanksgiving Eve, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

All prices are subject to change.

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