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Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Battleship New Jersey
Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10am Students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. Tour into the ship’s armored citadel and see one … Continued
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm Battleship New Jersey
Cigars on the River is coming back to the Big J! On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Battleship’s Pier, Fantail (tented rear deck) and Forecastle (forward deck) will be open for guests to enjoy cigars aboard … Continued
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Independent Seaport Museum
Homecoming 250 Navy Marine Corps, the 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to bringing the celebration of the Navy and Marine Corps 250th birthdays to their Philadelphia birthplace, invites you and your organization to celebrate with us! Please … Continued
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:45 pm
Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This spooky adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will focus on the … Continued

America’s Most Decorated Battleship

USS New Jersey (BB-62) – United States Navy Battleship

The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial, in Camden NJ, is currently open for tours every day of the week from 10AM to 5:30PM. The Museum regularly ranks as one of the best museums in NJ, one of the best things to do in Philadelphia, and serves as an entertaining attraction in New Jersey for families. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the largest battleship’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 biggest battleship and the 5th Fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded. The New Jersey is one of the most interactive U.S. battleship museums.

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial provides an up-close look at our nation’s military history. Guests of all ages and interests will enjoy their visit to this floating U.S. Navy museum of our nation’s largest battle ships ever built. From World War II to Korea, Vietnam and active duty during the 1980s, this is among the can’t-miss U.S. Navy museum ships open to the public today. A wealth of history along with engaging activities aboard our battleship museum awaits! This is a true crowd-pleaser among attractions in New Jersey for families. If you’re looking for things to do in Camden, NJ or even what to do in New Jersey, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is among the best museums in NJ!


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It costs $10,000 per day to keep the ship afloat on the river. Please make a donation to support the ship at this critical time. You can mail a donation to 62 Battleship Place, Camden, NJ 08103. You can also donate with a credit card by calling
(866) 877-6262 Extension 127, or right here on our website.

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Join us today, Tuesday, May 23 at 11am for a free ceremony as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey and unveiling of new Heroes banners along the promenade.
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The Battleship New Jersey, our nation's most decorated battleship, is an 887-foot long, 45,000-ton living window on the most important half-century in U.S. history.

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YOU can directly impact our mission to continue the "Big J's" on-going maintenance, restoration and public education programs by becoming a "Crew Member" of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.

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When visitors first witness the Battleship New Jersey, they are amazed at its sheer size. Nearly three football fields long and over 11 stories high, the Battleship New Jersey was the longest battleship ever built.

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250th Celebration

Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial plans to play a big role in the Semiquincentennial – the 250th anniversary of the United States. We are an Official Partner of Homecoming 250 Navy Marine Corps, a non-profit.

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