The Jacksonville Naval Ship Association is working on an exciting project to restore the berthing areas on the USS Orleck. The renovation of the berthing areas will enable youth overnight stays, which will provide a wonderful opportunity to Learn and Experience...

The Florida Theatre Member Event – USS Orleck Tour

Join The Florida Theatre members for a free tour of the USS Orleck and learn the inner workings and history of the warship. Visitors will tour areas including the main decks of the ship, inside its guns, the helm, and the mess hall. Space is limited to 26 people....

Field of Honor® 2023

A Flag Field of Honor will be at the USS Orleck in the grassy area over Veterans Day Weekend to honor the deceased veterans of the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts. If you would like to purchase one of the flags to honor a relative or other veterans, they are a donation...

Salute to Veterans Run 5K and 1 Mile Patriotic Paws Parade

The Jacksonville Salute to Veterans Run 5K and 1 Mile Patriotic Paws Parade is back and will be taking place on November 11th, 2023 at the USS Orleck in Downtown Jacksonville. 1 Mile Fun Run and Patriotic Paws Parade at 4:00 PMSalute to Veterans 5K Race at 4:30Post...

Visit The USS Orleck!

The USS Orleck is open to the public during the following hours:

• Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Monday & Tuesday, CLOSED

Last visitors on board 30 minutes before closing.

Hours during JAGUARS HOME GAMES on Sunday are 0900 to 1400.
Last person onboard at 1330.

 The USS Orleck is docked at 610 E Bay St, Jacksonville, FL 32202 at the old shipyard Pier 1.

Ship Tour Ticket Pricing

Adults - $15
Veterans and Seniors - $13
Youth 6-17 - $7
Kids Under 5 - FREE

NOTE: Groups of 8 or more youth under
the age of 12 require a chaperone.

AARP Adult - $10
Active Duty In Uniform - FREE
Active Duty Out of Uniform - $7
Museums For All - $3

EBT card holders with a valid ID will receive reduced admission at $3 per EBT cardholder and up to three guests for $3 each. Discounts will be applied at the Ticket Office.

Book The USS Orleck For Events

The USS Orleck is a great venue for your next party or meetings.

Please contact Nadia to discuss your next event via email or
use our contact form to request more information.

The USS Orleck On First Coast Living

The USS Orleck was featured on First Coast Living with Jim Webb, Executive Director of The Jacksonville Naval Museum and host David Benfield. They give you a great look behind the scenes and what you can expect to see when visiting.

Meet The USS Orleck DD-886

  • Named after Lieutenant Joseph Orleck, Commanding Officer of USS Nauset, killed in action on 9 September, 1943 during World War II, & posthumously awarded the Navy Cross.
  • Gearing Class Destroyer, keel laid in 1944, launched on 12 May ‘45, & Commissioned 15 September, 1945.
  • The “Top Gun” of Vietnam, fired 11,000+ rounds earning the nickname ”Grey Ghost of the Vietnam Coast” & netting an astonishing 14 battle stars throughout the war.
  • In the Korean War become the charter member of the “Train Busters Club” and received 4 battle stars during the war.
  • Received updates to original hull frame that included: ASROC (Anti Submarine Rocket launcher) & DASH (Drone Anti Submarine Helicopter system).
  • Awards included: Navy Unit Commendation, Battle ‘E’, China Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal, National Defense Medal (multiple awards), Korean Service Medal (multiple awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (multiple awards), Vietnam Service Medal (multiple awards), Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, United Nations Service Medal, & Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.

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