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.

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

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.

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.

Jul
1
Sat
Steel Beach Party on the Battleship, Sat., July 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Steel Beach Party on the Battleship, Sat., July 1 @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

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.

 
Most importantly, all proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
 
Tickets are $175 per person and sponsorship’s are available.
 
For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
Aug
21
Mon
Watch the Eclipse (Safely!) Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Watch the Eclipse (Safely!) Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

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!

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.
Nov
27
Mon
Shop the Battleship Online on Cyber Monday, Nov. 27 @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 27 all-day
Shop the Battleship Online on Cyber Monday, Nov. 27 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Support the Battleship and purchase some great gifts on #CyberMonday, Nov. 27.
Purchase USS New Jersey hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, plush animals, even customized dog tags from the comfort of your own home!
Visit:  www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop/
Dec
16
Sat
“U-Boat Assault on America” Author Presentation, Sat., Dec. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
"U-Boat Assault on America" Author Presentation, Sat., Dec. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Author Ken Brown will do a presentation on his book, “U-boat Assault on America,” in the Officers’ Wardroom on Saturday, December 16 from 10am to 2pm. The presentation is free for anyone taking a tour of the Battleship.
 
Ken Brown has had a long fascination with naval history and has been conducting research on U-boats off the East Coast of America for more than three years. He has had articles published in World at War Magazine on unrestricted submarine warfare by the United States in WWII, and on the loss of SS Normandie. He lives in New York and this is his first book.
 
The “Second Happy Time” was the informal name given to the phase of the battle of the Atlantic when German U-boats attacked both merchant and U.S. naval vessels along America’s east coast. With tankers burning and petrol rationing in New York City, the U.S. Navy seemed powerless to stop the deprivations of Hitler’s marauding U-boats.
Ken Brown seeks to explain how the United States responded to these deadly assaults and looks at the steps that the Navy Department took to train the men, harness the scientists, and make the organizational changes that were required to defeat the German threat.
 
Mr. Brown will have some books for sale and will sign them for guests on Saturday.
 
For more information or to buy the book online, visit: https://www.pen-and-sword.co.uk/U-Boat-Assault-on-America-Hardback/p/13577
Mar
30
Fri
Spring Fling Family Fun Day, Friday, March 30 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 30 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Spring Fling Family Fun Day, Friday, March 30 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

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.

Sep
3
Mon
Free Tours for Union Members on Labor Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 3 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Free Tours for Union Members on Labor Day @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

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.

Oct
20
Sat
Civil War Navy Symposium @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Civil War Navy Symposium @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

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

Nov
26
Mon
Cyber Monday @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 26 all-day
Cyber Monday @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Get some great deals and help the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial, on #CyberMonday. Deals include:

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%

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

Jan
2
Thu
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
How did sailors manage in the cold weather?
During World War II, the ship’s heating was not nearly as good as it is today, try on some of their coats and hats, and see for yourself if you can keep warm. Throughout her history, the ship spent most of her time in warm climates, avoiding the chill by staying near the equator; however, she couldn’t avoid it all together, including a particularly cold commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia in November of 1950.
Check our actual Navy foul weather gear in the Captain’s In-port Cabin throughout the month of January as part of the Fire Power tour.
Jan
8
Wed
Members Night Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 8 @ 7:27 pm – 8:27 pm
Our next monthly Members Night will be Saturday, February 15, at 4:00 pm. The ship’s Curatorial staff will take members “behind the scenes” to areas not on the regular tour routes that could include: the secondary conn on the 08 Level, After Steering, Wardroom galley, and After Diesel. Members Night takes place the second weekend of every month.
This special tour is free for members but registration is required by February 15 and space is limited.

 To register visit: www.battleshipnewjersey.org/membersnight

Or call: (856) 966-1652 ext. 127.
Not a member yet? Join today by calling (856) 966-1652 ext. 127, or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/join