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USS KIDD Veterans Museum in Baton Rouge to Be Open Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

USS KIDD Veterans Museum on the Riverfront in Downtown Baton Rouge is open daily, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, January 20th. This is a wonderful time of year to visit USS KIDD, the only historic naval ship afloat on the Mississippi River.
USS KIDD, a National Historic Landmark, is a Fletcher-class destroyer commissioned in 1943. She served with distinction and survived a Kamikaze hit in 1945. Also, she saw duty during the Korean Conflict and remained in service until 1964.
The shoreside Museum houses the Louisiana Veterans Hall of Honor, a collection of ship models, and additional artifacts and memorabilia from USS KIDD.
If you haven’t seen it yet, “Snoopy and the Red Baron” continues to be on exhibit through February 2nd. Presented by the Charles M. Schulz Museum of Santa Rosa, California, this exhibit celebrates one of Snoopy’s most recognized personas. Learn about this favorite storyline in Peanuts through high quality reproductions of original comic strips and discover the rich World War I history Schulz used in nearly every strip. Visitors can also step into character as the Flying Ace by donning flying caps and goggles for a photo-op next to Snoopy’s doghouse.
The Museum offers group tours of USS KIDD, overnight camping for organized youth groups, and is a great venue for social and corporate events.
USS KIDD Veterans Museum is located on River Road in Downtown Baton Rouge. Admission is charged. Admission to the special Snoopy exhibit is included with general admission. For more information call 225-342-1942 or visit the website at www.usskidd.com