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USS Kidd Site at Baton Rouge
USS Kidd Site
305 S River Rd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70802
Category: Attractions
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USS Kidd Site

Dubbed the "Pirate of the Pacific," the USS KIDD is one of the most popular historical attractions in the southern United States. Situated in the middle of downtown Baton Rouge, the Fletcher-class destroyer was the first US Navy ship named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who was killed during the infamous Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. These days, it's a remarkably fascinating tourist attraction that acts as the centerpiece of a memorial, which honors the men and women of our American armed forces.


Prices -

Adults $8; Seniors $7; Children 5-12 $5

Hours -

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Tuesday - Sunday


  • Special Presentations
  • Military Reunions
  • Ceremonies


  • Tours
  • Exhibits
  • Overnight Camp Activities


  • Why is the USS KIDD out of water?

    Thanks to snow melts in the Rocky Mountains and the Appalachian Mountains, the Mississippi River's water levels can fluctuate by as much as 40 feet per year. During the summer months, the ship sits in a specially-designed cradle that holds it steady until water levels raise high enough to allow it to float.
  • How many men lived aboard the KIDD?

    During wartime conditions, the USS Kidd supported as many as 330 men. That number was slightly less during peacetime operations.

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