Sleep over on the Battleship New Jersey
Spend a night on the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Center City Philadelphia. From the moment you walk up the gangway, you'll be greeted with a breathtaking display of the battleship's size- nearly three football fields long and eleven stories high. During your stay, you'll develop an appreciation of her strength- an Iowa-class battleship built to "keep floating and keep fighting". Imagine her awesome power including nine 16-inch guns that once reached land targets nearly twenty-three miles away. Provide a lifetime of memories for your group with an Overnight Encampment aboard the Battleship New Jersey.
Fun Filled Adventures
Enter the ship's legendary 16-inch gun turrets. Visit the Combat Engagement Center, and participate in a simulated launch of a Tomahawk missile. See the Captain's and Admiral's cabins and the Officer's Wardroom while you climb up and down the ship's original ladders and companionways.
Ask about our Merit Badge programs.
Experience the Girls Only night! Featuring a USO-style performance and a presentation by a female Navy veteran.
Outstanding Educational Opportunities
Learn about the role the Battleship New Jersey, the most decorated battleship in US Naval history played in World War ll, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. The Ship store features many books, models and products about the battleship, the US Navy and our Armed Forces.
Live Like a Sailor
The Battleship New Jersey's overnight encampment program can accommodate groups and families of all sizes up to 300. Come aboard and:
Celebrate Your Birthday!
- Stow your gear in a locker — the same lockers that held sailor's personal belongings when at sea.
- Sleep in bunks- just like enlisted sailors.
- "Chow down" in the Crew's Mess.
- Even purchase a personalized "Dog Tag"!
Kids: You and your friends can spend your birthday aboard our nation's greatest battleship!
Spend an overnight with your party in our award-winning encampment program. Enjoy dinner and breakfast at the chowline, take a guided tour of the Battleship, ride the 4D Flight simulator and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. Plus we can add a birthday cake for your party to enjoy!
Call Today for More Information
The Battleship New Jersey's Encampment Department can be reached at 866-877-6262 ext. 203. All encampments must be booked in advance.
Effective April 1, Overnight parking in the Parking Garage will be $12 per vehicle.
For pre-boarding package, click here
For Dog Tag Forms, click here
For booking procedures, click here
For 2014 and 2015 Encampment schedule click here