The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
The Battleship New Jersey will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship at 11am on Friday, Nov. 11. The keynote speech will be given by WWII Navy veteran and Battleship volunteer John Quinesso. Our National Anthem and TAPS will be performed by bugler and volunteer Nan LaCourte and we will also cast a wreath into the Delaware River in memory of all veterans who have passed.
The Veterans Day Ceremony is free to all guests to attend.
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.
Enjoy a delicious BBQ on the fantail, courtesy of Mission BBQ!, open bar, entertainment – including the Phillies Phanatic! – and the best view of the fireworks over the Delaware River at dusk. It’s all happening at the Steel Beach Blast on the Battleship New Jersey, Saturday, July 1 from 7pm to 10pm.
Guests touring the Battleship during the afternoon of Monday, August 21 can watch the broadcast of the NASA stream of the Solar Eclipse in the Officers’ Wardroom. We’ll also have some eclipse coloring sheets for kids.
Guests who have the eclipse safety glasses can come aboard, watch the eclipse on the forecastle (forward deck) and experience the Fire Power tour for half price! Just show you eclipse safety glasses at the Battleship’s Ticket Office upon arrival.
Enjoy the eclipse safely!
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.
On Friday, March 30, families can enjoy a special price for a Fire Power Tour of the Battleship. Just $50 for families of three or four* from 10am to 2pm.
Plus, we’ll have face painting, temporary tattoos and balloon creations for all kids in the Wardroom, part of the Fire Power Tour!
To buy tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext, 108.
As a thank you for the support from local unions, the Battleship will offer complimentary self-guided tours to union members on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Union members need to show a valid ID at the Battleship Ticket Office for their complimentary tours.
The Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am through 5pm through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. After the Labor Day, the Battleship will be open for tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm through Dec. 31.
The Battleship New Jersey will host a Civil War Navy Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9am to 4:30pm. The event will include presentations on the Blue Water Navy and Brown Water Navy from Civil War historians, such as Dr. William M. Fowler Jr., Chuck Veil, Dr. Timothy B. Smith, and Dr. Gary D. Joiner. There will also be displays, living history exhibits, musical performances and lunch, all on the historic fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship.
General Admission tickets are $45 per person.
For more information on the Symposium, visit www.oldbaldycwrt.org.
To purchase tickets online, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3357360 or call 609-439-8897
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CYBER MONDAY SPECIALS:
Item Regular Price Sale Price Discount
BB-62 Warship Pictorial Book $19.99 $14.99 25%
Typhoon Cobra Snow Globe $18.69 $14.99 ` 20%
Jim Flood’s Subic Bay Lithograph $39.99 $29.99 25%
Plush Seagull with Sailor Hat $14.99 $12.49 17%
Teak and Steel Knife $400.00 $340.00 15%
Teak and Glass Sculpture $62.00 $49.99 19%
75th Anniversary T-Shirt (S,M,L,XL) $20.00 $15.00 25%
75th Anniversary T-Shirt (2XL, 3XL) $25.00 $20.00 20%
75th Anniversary Key Chain $7.99 $2.99 63%
75th Anniversary Hat w/Scrambled Eggs $30.00 $25.00 17%
75th Anniversary Hat w/Plain Bill $25.00 $20.00 20%
BB-62 Logo Pewter Coaster $19.99 $9.99 50%
Marine Logo Pewter Coaster $17.99 $9.99 45%
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