EXPERIENCE A GUIDED TOUR OF TURRET II
The new Turret II Experience allows guests to travel five decks below the main deck. Guests can hoist a projectile, load powder bags, plot a firing solution on an analog computer, even pull the trigger to fire the gun! Tours are 11am and 1pm Saturdays and Sundays. Reserve your space online below.
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Experience the Battleship New Jersey.
America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.
From the moment you step across the ship’s brow you will understand that this is a museum where visitors take an active role. From strolling across forecastle to climbing the original ladders up to the bridge, and beyond, each step in your journey brings you closer to understanding what life was like for a sailor on the Battleship New Jersey.
The Battleship New Jersey received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
Navy Training Video on Loading 16-inch Guns
Now Tour the Turret II Experience, Available Sundays!
Explore the Battleship's Legendary 16-inch Gun Turret
Introducing the Turret II Experience. Two tours every Sunday. Click here for tickets!
May 20, 1951. Opened her first shore bombardment in Korea at Wonsan, serving as seaborne mobile artillery. MORE »