4th of July to Feature Saluting Gun Blast, Free Flags, Flyover and More!

TIME:            Saturday, July 4,  10am – 5:30pm

 

DETAILS:       There may not be fireworks scheduled over the Delaware River for the 4th of the July this year, bur the Battleship New

Jersey will allow guests to have a blast –literally!   From 10am to 4pm, on the hour, a guest touring the ship on July 4th

can pull the trigger of the portside saluting gun and render a salute to our great nation!  We’ll announce the winners’

names over the ship’s 1MC (PA) system.

 

Or for a $50 donation, we’ll let you pull the trigger for your own salute on July 4th!

 

Also on Saturday, guests can check out a model of the Battleship displayed on the Patricia Egan Jones Pier.  All kids will

also get a mini flag, available in the Battleshop gift store, located landside in the Visitors Center. At 2pm, we’ll also ring

the ship’s bell 13 times as the Battleship s joins other museums and historic landmarks in ringing the bell as part of the Let

Freedom Ring program for Independence Day.

 

Guests touring the Battleship during the afternoon on Saturday are welcome to watch the flyover, led by the U.S. Air Force

Thunderbirds, followed by B-1, B-2 and B-52 bombers, F-15 and F-22 fighters and U.S. Marine Corps F-35 fighters. Jets are

expected to fly over Philadelphia at 5:15pm.

 

The Battleship is open for Fire Power self-guided tours from 10am to 4pm every day, including July 4th.  Free parking is

available along Clinton St. and in the Marina lot.

 

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit.  Tickets can also be purchase at our Ticket Office

inside the Visitors Center upon arrival.

 

PHOTO OPP:   Guests Rending a Salute at the Battleship’s portside saluting gun every hour from 10am to 4pm on July 4th.   

 

Located on the Delaware River, along the Camden Waterfront across from the city of  Philadelphia, the Battleship is our

nation’s most decorated battleship with 19 Battle Stars awarded in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the

Lebanon Crisis and the Persian Gulf War.  Shop the Battleship’s online Ship’s Store for t-shirts, flags, toys and more.

Visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop.  Experience a virtual tour of the Battleship!  Visit:  https://youtu.be/kDOFBGIf6Uo .

The Battleship also adds content to our YouTube channel nearly every day. Please subscribe to the free YouTube channel at

www.youtube.com/battleshipnewjersey. For more information, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org .

 

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