Battleship Welcomes Aboard Crewmember Rich Graser

Former 1980s crewmember Rich Graser visited the Battleship on Monday, July 26, for the first time since disembarking in 1991. Mr. Graser was part of the final decommissioning crew of the USS New Jersey and shared his experiences with the Oral History Program.

Get Battleship Rum Shipped to You!

Want to enjoy Battleship Rum, but you can’t make it to New Jersey? Well, our friends at  Benash Liquors might be able to ship the rum to you! A portion of every sale goes to support the Battleship New Jersey! Visit

Con. Norcross Announces More Thank $512K for the Battleship

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, July 22, 2021 Contact: Elizabeth Leer Norcross Announces More Than $512K for Battleship New Jersey CAMDEN, NJ – Today, U.S. Congressman Donald Norcross (NJ-01) announced that the Battleship New Jersey has been awarded a $512,339 grant from the Small Business Administrations (SBA) Shuttered Venue Operators Grant (SVOG) program. Thanks to … Continued

Battleship to Open for Tours at 10am Beginning Saturday, July 17

Now guests can experience the World’s Greatest Battleship one hour earlier every day!  Beginning Saturday, July 17, the Battleship will open for Fire Power Tour beginning at 10am.  The schedule, from 10am with the last tour of the day departing at 4pm, will be in effect through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Experience the massive … Continued

Battleship New Jersey was honored to host Congressional Medal of Honor recipient James C. McCloughan on board. Mr. McCloughan earned his Medal of Honor for actions as a Combat Medic, US Army, in Vietnam on May 12th – 14th, 1969.  

Little Lights Activity for July: Rockets Red Glare

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund: Rockets Red Glare Join museum educator’s every day on the battleship’s mess decks to build your own paper rocket and see if you can hit the target! Test different designs to see if you can make your rocket spin in the air, go the longest distance, or … Continued

Gun Salutes, Rum and Fireworks for the July 4th Weekend at the Battleship

WHEN:          Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4   WHAT:          The Battleship will be celebrate our nation’s birthday with Gun Salutes, Battleship Rum and Fireworks this weekend!   Guests touring the Battleship on Saturday and Sunday can make a $50 donation and pull the trigger to fire the portside (Philadelphia-side) saluting gun each day between … Continued

Little Kids Can Play Safely in Jason’s Kids Kompartment

Younger kids and toddlers can have a fun and safe space to learn about the ship and play in Jason’s Kids Kompartment, presented by Lockheed Martin.  Kids can safely play captain in the re-created ship’s bow, try on military uniforms, enjoy playing with toys and coloring, shoot some hoops in the mini-basketball net and more! … Continued

Battleship Names Jack Willard Chief Executive Officer

Replaces the Retiring Phil Rowan as Leader of the World’s Greatest Battleship   (CAMDEN, NJ) – The Board of Trustees of the Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc. announced that longtime marketing and sales vice-president Jack Willard will replace Philip P. Rowan as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective July … Continued

Korean War Exhibit to Open on June 26

WHEN:          Saturday, June 26   11am   WHAT:          On Saturday, June 26, the Battleship will open a new exhibit on the Korean War in the Exhibits area, along the main tour route of the museum ship.  The new exhibit, “Battleship New Jersey: The Korean War and Beyond,” is a brief overview of the ship’s active career … Continued