Flag Raising

Fly Your Flag on board USS Wisconsin!

Raised FlagAn American Flag can be raised on Battleship Wisconsin for any occasion, including reenlistments, retirements, reunions, birthdays, anniversaries, etc. or as a unique gift for someone special. All raised flags will be accompanied by an official certificate verifying that the flag was flown over USS Wisconsin (BB-64). The certificate will include the date flown and the name of the recipient. It can also be customized to include a dedication or other meaningful information at no additional charge. There is a service fee for the flag raising and certificate, which is $19.95 (tax-free). All proceeds go to the Nauticus Foundation to help preserve and restore Battleship Wisconsin.

You can purchase our complete flag raising package online, which includes a 3’ x 5’ American Flag, folded neatly by our museum staff and placed in a keepsake shadow box, and the service fee.

You can also provide your own flag to be raised on the battleship (see details below).

Click here to view a video of a flag being raised on Wisconsin's fantail. 


When can I have my flag flown?

·        Flags can usually be flown any day of the year, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day. While we cannot guarantee availability, every effort will be made to accommodate the date of your choice.

·        Please provide your flag at least one business day in advance of the date you would like it flown. If mailing, please allow ample time for shipping irregularities. Flags can be mailed up to 2 months in advance, if needed.

·        Mailed flags are typically returned within 7-10 days of requested date.


I would like to have my own flag flown over the Wisconsin. What should I do?

·        You can drop your flag off in person at the Banana Pier Gift Shop, located on the 1st floor of Nauticus


send it via any major shipper to the following address:

                                    ATTN: Banana Pier Gift Shop
                                    One Waterside Dr.
                                    Norfolk, VA 23510

·        If you mail your flag, please include the following:

o   Your contact information

o   The date you would like it to be flown and any information you would like on your certificate

o   A check or money order for $19.95 (or pay your service fee online here.)

o   A prepaid return shipping label (We can also assess a return shipping fee – usually $7.00. Please call to confirm.)

What forms of payment can I use?

·        Credit/Debit Card: You can pay the service fee, reserve your date, and provide your information online here.

·        You can also include a check or money order for $19.95 with your flag when you send it.

What kind of flag do I need?

·        We are only able to raise United States Ensign Flags on the battleship. We can fly any size American Flag, but it must be able to be attached with metal grommets.

I have a special request. Who should I contact?

·        You can email the gift shop staff at bananapier@nauticus.org or call us at (757) 664-1076. We will be happy to assist you in any way that we can.