BATON ROUGE, LA — The USS KIDD Veterans Museum will be closed to the public from Monday, Aug. 18 until Friday, Aug. 22 due to ongoing museum inventory and filming aboard the ship.
“We are thrilled to announce that NCIS: New Orleans has selected the USS KIDD as a location for one of their upcoming episodes,” said USS KIDD Executive Director Alex Juan.
CBS’s new show is a spin off from the extremely popular NCIS and stars Scott Bakula, CCH Pounder and Zoe McLellan. It’s set in the Crescent City and based on the real life Naval Criminal Investigative Service bureau in Louisiana
NCIS: New Orleans Location Manager Evan Easton said that they were looking for a real naval battle ship and the KIDD was an ideal location.
“This partnership couldn’t come at a better time as we’ve been looking for creative ways to generate more income and having NCIS film here will not only help us financially but will highlight both the KIDD and the city of Baton Rouge,” said Juan.
Easton went on to say that the KIDD staff has been great to work with and that they look forward to being in the city of Baton Rouge.
The USS KIDD will be closed to the public every Monday for the rest of the year in order to complete an inventory of all museum and ship artifacts. This national historic site will also be closed to the public when NCIS: New Orleans is filming an episode aboard the ship.