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Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Battleship New Jersey
Experience the amazing views of the Independence Day Fireworks, from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey over the Delaware river on Friday July 1st, Saturday July 2nd or Monday July 4th! Just a $10 … Continued
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
All Deck-to-Deck Tours will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M. Available these select dates: July 2, Sept. 3, and Nov 5. Did you know there are nearly 100 years of naval history … Continued
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Battleship New Jersey
Experience the amazing views of the Independence Day Fireworks, from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey over the Delaware river on Friday July 1st, Saturday July 2nd or Monday July 4th! Just a $10 … Continued
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Battleship New Jersey
Experience the July 4th Fireworks like an Admiral! We’re celebrating the re-opening of the Admiral’s and Captain’s deck with new teak decking on July 4 and you can experience the fireworks that evening like an … Continued

America’s Most Decorated Battleship

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

The Battleship New Jersey Museum & Memorial 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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The next Deck-to-Deck Tour will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M on Saturday July 2. Tickets are still available.

Did you know there are nearly 100 years of naval history along the Delaware River? Join the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum for a Deck-to-Deck Tour, where you’ll be able to explore that history up close through guided experiences aboard three remarkable ships:

BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY
SUBMARINE BECUNA
CRUISER OLYMPIA

The Deck-to-Deck Tour includes three hours of touring aboard these historic vessels, as well as light refreshments for a donation of $100.

👉 See the link in our bio for tickets.
Happy Father's Day weekend. Bring dad for a tour of the World's Greatest Battleship!

Photo: Three fatigue-clad boys hold up a sign announcing, "The Beef Is Back-Welcome Home Big J" during the homecoming of the USS NEW JERSEY (BB 62). Their father, Captain Mike Hicks, Marine Detachment, is returning to home port after 11 months at sea aboard the battleship, 5/5/1984.

Open for Father's Day, Sunday, June 19 - as well as every day- from 10 am to 4 pm. Gun Salutes, memberships and many gift options are available too.

👉 See the link in our bio for tickets and more.
USS New Jersey BB-62 protecting the fleet:

One of the primary purposes of the Iowa-class, as built, was to help protect the fleets fast aircraft carriers. She continued in this role for most of her career, as you can see here she is steaming with the carrier Coral Sea (CVA-43) during her Vietnam commission.

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Something to look for on your tour of the battleship, the things left behind by the sailors! Throughout the ship on racks (aka beds) , lockers, and other spaces sailors left stickers like this one and other art. 

"The Big J" was favored nickname for the battleship for much of her career.
Even Bob Hope had to take the tour of the ship when he came aboard the ship to perform! 

Hear stories of his visit on our adults only Twilight Tour, 6/17 at 6:00PM. These tours take a closer look at some of the sailor art around the ship and focuses on some lesser told stories of the ship's history and crew. 

Tickets available at: BattleshipNewJersey.org
There are still tickets available for the Red Meat Lover's Beef and Bourbon Event on board the battleship! This event is Thursday 6/16 at 7:00PM. Tickets are available at: BattleshipNewJersey.org

This footage was taken aboard Battleship NJ in the 1950s as part of the film Floating Fortress.
June 1956:
This photograph of New Jersey was taken on her last trip across the Atlantic during her 1950s commission. Soon after this she would begin preparations for her return to the mothball fleet. Donated by Robert S. Kaplan

Want to see more? Visit the Battleship New Jersey for a tour. 
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Trustee Bob DelSordo demonstrating how to properly dispose of old US Flags.

According to the U.S. Flag Code, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning”. While this is the preferred way to dispose a flag, it can also be dangerous. 

 Flag Disposal
1. The flag should be folded in its customary manner. 

2. It is important that the fire be fairly large and of sufficient intensity to ensure complete burning of the flag.

3. Place the flag on the fire.

4. The individual(s) can come to attention, salute the flag, recite the Pledge of Allegiance and have a brief period of silent reflection.

5. After the flag is completely consumed, the fire should then be safely extinguished and the ashes buried.

6. Please make sure you are conforming to local/state fire codes or ordinances.
Overnights

Overnights

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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Become a Member

Become a Member

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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Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit

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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