USS KIDD Veterans museum to be closed Christmas Day

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- US KIDD Veterans museum will be closed on Dec. 25th. The museum will be open 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on each of the remaining days this holiday season.

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 Museum houses the Louisiana Veterans Hall of Honor, a collection of ship models, and additional artifacts and memorabilia from USS KIDD. The Museum Store offers a great selection of books, apparel, toys, and other items for holiday gift-giving.

“Wheels of War,” a traveling exhibit from the Union Pacific Railroad Museum and sponsored locally by Rohrer Mutual Industries, is on display through January 2nd. This exhibit highlights the military’s need for a consistently dependable and fast railroad, and the steps the railroad took to meet that demand. 

USS KIDD Veterans Museum is located on River Road in Downtown Baton Rouge. Admission is charged. For more information call 225-342-1942 or visit the website at

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