USS Kidd Veterans Memorial

USS Kidd

About USS Kidd Veterans Memorial

USS Kidd, the destroyer, was named after Rear Admiral Isaac Campbell Kidd, who was killed during the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor. USS Kidd has been used in several movies and historical documentaries over the decades. In present-day Baton Rouge, LA, visitors can climb aboard to see for themselves and learn more about its past. This historical destroyer also has an observation tower and a museum. It is home to a variety of unique artifacts, a miniature replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall found in Washington DC, and a model ship collection. Hotels near this exciting historical attraction include the Watermark Baton Rouge, Hilton Baton Rouge, Hampton Inn, and Suites Baton Rouge, and Hotel Indigo Baton Rouge.




USS Kidd, famously known as the destroyer, was the first-ever ship run by the United States Navy. It was towed from Philadelphia to Baton Rouge’s Louisiana Naval War Memorial Commission where it resides till date.


Baton Rouge Office


USS KIDD Veterans Museum

305 S River Rd.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 342-1942