Battleship Opens for Tours on Saturday, Feb. 3

The Battleship will open for Fire Power and Turret II tours on Saturday, Feb. 3.  The museum ship will open on Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19, from 9:30am to 3pm throughout the month of February.  The Battleship will open every day for tours beginning March 1. Fire Power audio tours are available … Continued

First Aid Training Aboard the Battleship

Battleship staff and volunteers participated in a day of First Aid Training in the Officers Wardroom today.  The class was conducted by NSR Solutions.  Participants were trained on AED procedures and other basic first aid techniques. The Battleship will open for tours on Saturday, February 3 from 9:30am to 3pm.  The ship will be open … Continued

16-Inch Gun Barrels Arrive at the Battleship

Just before dawn on the morning of Monday, January 29, two of the USS New Jersey’s historic WWII 16” gun barrels arrived at the Battleship on oversized rail cars. The third arrived across the river at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The three barrels began their final journey north from Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 13. Next … Continued

Wanted: Part-Time Tour Guides at the Battleship

Job Description: The goal of the position is to provide visitors with an educational, fun, and safe guided tour experience as they learn about the Battleship New Jersey. This position is Part-Time, not to exceed 24 hours per week. Responsibilities: Conduct assigned scheduled tours of the Firepower, City at Sea, and Turret II Experience guided … Continued

16-inch Gun Barrels On the Move; Arrive in Portlock, VA

The three 16-inch gun barrels, once used aboard the USS New Jersey, stopped at Portlock, VA today, where workers posed on the massive barrels.  The gun barrels are en route from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to their future homes in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The guns, which weigh 237,000 pounds each and measure 66 feet in … Continued

4 Overnight Experiences for Kids to Explore their Adventurous Sides

Want to get away? You don’t have to stray far to have a good time with these overnight experiences at establishments throughout the state. By Robert Strauss, Tom Wilk and Jacqueline Klecak | | January 12, 2018 | Appears in the January 2018issue Illustration by Katy Docktrill Adventure Aquarium 1 Riverside Drive, Camden On select Fridays and Saturdays in the winter, kids … Continued

Historic Battleship’s Giant Gun Barrels Moving to New Homes

The guns more closely resemble giant cannons, weighing 237,000 pounds each and measuring 66 feet in length. Author:Staff Published:5:12 PM EST January 11, 2018 PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — Three 16-inch gun barrels that were once used aboard the battleship USS New Jersey will be transported from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to new homes in Philadelphia and … Continued

Battleship New Jersey Museum Loses Its Heart-and-Soul Volunteer

CLOSE Russell Collins Jr. of Palmyra relates World War II experiences aboard the battleship New Jersey, BB-62, as a crewman. The excerpts are from an oral history interview he gave for the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial shortly after the retired Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial volunteer Russell … Continued