Event dining on the Battleship New Jersey

 

The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.

May
28
Sun
Fire the Gun to Celebrate Waterfront Day, Sunday, May 28 @ Battleship New Jersey
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fire the Gun to Celebrate Waterfront Day, Sunday, May 28 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

To celebrate Waterfront Day on Sunday, May 28, the Battleship will allow guests touring the ship that day to fire the saluting gun every hour from 10am to 5pm.  Guests can enter to fire the gun at the Ticket Office of the Battleship.

The Battleship will join other attractions along both sides of the River on May 28 to celebrate the Waterfront!  For more information on activities, visit https://www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia/cruises/specialty/waterfront-day

The day will conclude with a fireworks show over the River at dusk.  Guests can come aboard the Battleship to watch the fireworks for a $10 donation.  The Battleship will have music, food and bar concessions for the fireworks show.  The ship will open at 7pm for fireworks on May 28,

May
29
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship remembers our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a memorial service, conducted by the Bishop Eustace Knights of Columbus.  The ceremony, which will take place on the forecastle (forward deck) and is free to attend, will include a live performance of TAPS and the casting of a memorial wreath into the Delaware River.

Nov
11
Sat
Veterans Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Veterans Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship New Jersey will honor and remember all our veterans with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) on Veterans Day, Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11am. This free ceremony will feature keynote speakerBruce Heilman, a WWII Marine veteran and National Spokesman for The Greatest Generation Foundation. Capt. Walt Urban, USN (ret), the Battleship’s Military Liaison Officer and Chairman of the Board of Trusttees, will serve as MC. The ceremony will end with the casting of a memorial wreath upon the Delaware River to remember all veterans who have passed.

The Battleship will also allow vets to tour the ship that day for any donation amount. Just check in at the Battleship’s Ticket Office for a Fire Power self-guided tour for whatever donation you can make. Tours will be available from 9:30am to 3pm on Saturday, Nov. 11.

Further, the Battleship will host a Veterans Classic Car Show on the pier from noon to 3pm. Guests touring the Battleship are welcome to check out the vehicles.

Free Haircuts for Vets by Franco’s On Location on Veterans Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Free Haircuts for Vets by Franco's On Location on Veterans Day @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Veterans can receive a free haircut by Franco’s On Location on the pier of the Battleship on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 from noon to 3pm.
  Franco’s On Location was launched early this year.  Their custom Airstream barbering trailer is now on location throughout the area. To find out where Franco’s On Location will be, check out their website — www.francosbarbering.com.
May
23
Wed
75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

On May 23, 1943, the USS New Jersey was commissioned into the United State Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  The Battleship will celebrate the 75th anniversary of her Commissioning with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 10am on May 23. This event will feature key remarks from regional dignitaries and USS New Jersey veterans.  The Battleship will formally dedicate the recently re-installed Quad 40 Gun.  We’ll also have live music, including a rendition of TAPS by Battleship volunteer and bugler Nan Lacorte, a memorial wreath casting, and even cake for all guests as part of the morning’s activities.

The ceremony is free to attend.

Jul
22
Sun
Adventures by Disney Trip to Vietnam to Support the Battleship
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 11:00 pm
Adventures by Disney Trip to Vietnam to Support the Battleship @ Hanoi | Hanoi | Vietnam

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial has joined forces with Adventure by Disney to offer a unique trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. A percentage of every trip reserved will be donated to the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ.

During this 12 days, 11 nights trip, from July 22, 2018 through August 2, 2018, you’ll discover the beauty and magic of Southeast Asia through the splendor of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.  Filled with history and tradition, these countries offer their own natural beauty, artistic elegance and philosophies of living that permeate everything from their martial arts and religious practices to their regional cuisine.

Adventures by Disney does not merely show you the majesty and beauty of these countries, but their trained Adventure Guides will emerge you in the regional culture and lifestyle.

Study with a Tai Chi Master and Visit Hanoi

Practice the “mediation in motion” with a Tai Chi Master at a local park. Then, explore the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in the bustling city of Hanoi.

Mount Phousi Hike and Orgami Rice Farm in Laos

Rise early and greet the monks before hiking up to Mount Phousi – “The Holy Mountain” – to see panoramic views of Luang Prabang.  Then visit an organic rice farm and discover how to farm a rice paddy.

Tuk-Tuk Temple Treasure Hunt

Participate in a “treasure hunt” while exploring the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park on a tuk-tuk – an airy covered cart pulled by a motorcycle.

Cooking Class in Hoi An

Visit Hoi An’s vibrant central market with a chef to learn about the regional fresh ingredients you’ll use for your private Vietnamese cooking class!

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Explore Angkor Archeological Park, Luang Prabang and Hoi An, with their unique beauty and significance to Southeast Asia and the world – all named UNESCO World Heritage Sites!

For more information or to reserve your ticket to this exciting Adventures by Disney vacation, call Galaxsea Cruies and Tours at 732-613-8444.  The travel professionals of Galaxsea will handle all your travel and accommodations throughout the trip.  You just enjoy this amazing experience!

Oct
20
Sat
Girls Only Overnight Encampment in October @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 20 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm
Girls Only Overnight Encampment in October @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

This night, the girls are in charge!

Your Girl Scout troop is invited to a spend a fun, educational and totally cool night aboard the Battleship New Jersey!  Our award-winning overnight encampment program features dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!

Plus, girls can participate in a USO-style show, complete with performers and learn about how women helped build the Battleship during WWII.  Girl Scouts will also get a “Women Serving Our Nation” patch!

Girls Only Nights are scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018 and Saturday, May 18, 2019.

The Battleship’s Girls Only Night is $69 per person.  To reserve your bunks, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.

Apr
20
Sat
Battleship to Open Steam to Speed Engineering Tour on Sat., April 20 @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Battleship to Open Steam to Speed Engineering Tour on Sat., April 20 @ Battleship New Jersey

For the first time, guests can experience this 90-minute guided tour of the Battleship’s engine room. Battleship
guides will show guests where the ship’s engineers controlled the boilers, propulsion shafts, damage control
central and more. Learn how the Battleship achieved up to 33 knots, or 38 mph.

This interactive tour will launch at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Saturday, April 20. The price is
$29.95 for adults and $25.95 for children age 6 – 11, veterans and seniors. The Battleship recommends
purchasing tickets in advance online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

May
18
Sat
Girls Only Overnight Encampment in May
May 18 @ 5:00 pm – May 19 @ 12:00 pm
Girls Only Overnight Encampment in May @ Camden | New Jersey | United States

This night, the girls are in charge!

Your Girl Scout troop is invited to a spend a fun, educational and totally cool night aboard the Battleship New Jersey!  Our award-winning overnight encampment program features dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!

Plus, girls can participate in a USO-style show, complete with performers and learn about how women helped build the Battleship during WWII.  Girl Scouts will also get a “Women Serving Our Nation” patch!

Girls Only Nights are scheduled for Saturday, October 20, 2018 and Saturday, May 18, 2019.

The Battleship’s Girls Only Night is $69 per person.  To reserve your bunks, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.

Oct
10
Thu
Veterans Job Fair @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veterans Job Fair @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Veterans can meet over 30 employees on the historic fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship! Free lunch for all applicants! Free parking in Lot #1, across from the BB&T Pavilion. Use the Clinton St. entrance. We’ll also provide free shuttle service to take you from the parking lot to the Battleship Pier.

Job seekers can register at www.delawarevalleyveterans.com

Mar
14
Sat
Free Military Support Presentation @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Free Military Support Presentation @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, March 14 at 10am in the Officers’ Wardroom aboard the Battleship New Jersey, military families and veterans are invited to attend a presentation by Karen Jennings and the work of the Military Support Group of New Jersey, Inc. (MSGNJ) and how they can assist the families of military personnel. Ms. Jennings, a resident of Stratford, NJ, founded the MSGNJ in 2004 when her son deployed to Iraq for the first of three tours.

The event is free to attend. Guests attending the presentation can get a 20% discount on a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship.  Just check in at the Battleship’s Ticket Office on March 14.

To pre-register or for more details, call 856-783-1953 or visit www.themilitarysupportgroupofnj.com

Apr
4
Sat
CANCELLED: Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELLED: Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey

Since the Battleship New Jersey will be closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, the annual Vietnam War Living History Day, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been cancelled.  We hope to reschedule this event for later this year.  However, that will depend on how long this crisis continues.

In the meantime, please stay inside and be safe.

Nov
27
Fri
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.
Nov
28
Sat
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.
Nov
29
Sun
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.