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.

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
Feb
1
Thu
Bowling for the Battleship! @ Pinsetter's Bowl
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Bowling for the Battleship! @ Pinsetter's Bowl  | Pennsauken Township | New Jersey | United States

Come out and roll some for the Battleship!  We’ll be bowling at Pinsetter’s Bowl in Merchantville, NJ on Feb. 1 from 7pm to 10pm.  Just a $25 donation includes unlimited bowling for the three hours, shoes and a hot dinner.  There’s also a bar there, but you are on your own for drinks!

Tickets are available at the Battleship Ticket office, online, or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 107 or 108.

Jun
10
Sun
Captain Quack Rubber Duck Race for the Battleship @ Wiggins Park Marina
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Captain Quack Rubber Duck Race for the Battleship @ Wiggins Park Marina

Guests can sponsor the Battleship’s rubber duck, Captain Quack, and then cheer for him in a race with other Captain Quacks in the Wiggins Marina on Sunday, June 10 at noon.  The winning duck will win you four tickets to the Battleship Blast Luau Dinner on June 30. Second place gets a family overnight on the Battleship on New Year’s Eve.  Third place gets a family pack of tickets to watch the July 4th fireworks from the Battleship!  All guests who sponsor a Captain Quack Rubber Duck will also get two tickets per duck to watch fireworks over the Delaware River on Saturday, June 30!

Sponsorships, which range from $10 to sponsor a Captain Quack rubber duck, to $15 for sponsor and keep Captain Quack but you have to come to the Marina for the race on June 10, to $20 to keep Captain Quack and you do not have to attend the race — we’ll send the Captain Quack to you!

You can sponsor a Captain Quack in the Battleship’s Gift Shop or call the Gift Shop at 866-877-6262 ext. 205.

Jun
30
Sat
Go Hawaiian at the Battleship Blast Luau! @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Go Hawaiian at the Battleship Blast Luau! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Aloha! Break out your Battleship Hawaiian shirts! We’re having a luau, complete with South Pacific Fire Dancers, Hawaiian music, and a great Hawaiian-themed meal as we celebrate the annual Battleship Blast “Luau” on the ship, Saturday, June 30.

In addition to the Island life, you’ll also experience an amazing view of the fireworks over the Delaware River at dusk!

We’ll also auction off a the chance to pull the trigger to fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of fireworks, as well as have another auction for a Tiki statue!

Tickets to the Blast must be purchased in advance. Parking for the Blast will be along Clinton St., the access road to the Battleship. For GPS, use the address of 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103.

Blast tickets are a $175 donation per person. Sponsorships are available! To sponsor the event, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

All proceeds go to the on-going preservation and maintenance of the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Aug
11
Sat
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 11 all-day
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Come celebrate victory in World War II aboard the Battleship!  Guests touring the ship will meet WWII re-enactors, check out WWII artifacts and even enjoy 1940s-era music over the pier’s PA.  All WWII activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship.

Enjoy a BBQ and Dance as we celebrate victory on the fantail (tented deck). A delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, cash bar and a Sinatra performance by Steve Ritrovato. Lunch tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for kids 16 and under.

For tickets to the WWII Victory BBQ Lunch and Dance, call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or get Tickets online.

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.

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.

Aug
10
Sat
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 10 all-day
WWII Victory Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Activities

Come celebrate victory in World War II aboard the Battleship New Jersey!  Guests touring the ship will meet WWII re-enactors, check out WWII artifacts and even enjoy 1940’s-era music as we celebrate on the Fantail.  All WWII activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship.

Watch the Battleship‘s Quad 40 gun & 5-inch gun “defend” the Big J from an attack by “Tora 101″ WWII planes, replicas of the Japanese Zero, at 11:30am on Saturday, Aug. 10. All part of the ship’s WWII Victory Day! Free to experience with the purchase of a tour or BBQ lunch

Lunch

Lunch tickets are $30.00 adults/ $24.00 for children 16 and under/ $20.00 BB62 Member.

Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, served: 12:00PM- 3:00PM.  Cash bar available.

For tickets to the WWII Victory BBQ Lunch and Dance, call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or get Tickets online.

Sep
27
Fri
Battle on the Battleship Boxing Matches @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Battle on the Battleship Boxing Matches @ Battleship New Jersey
Battle on the Battleship, Friday, Sept. 27 from 6pm to 10pm!
Join Camden County and the Battleship in raising funds for a statue honoring boxing legend Jersey Joe Walcott, the Camden City native who held the World Heavyweight title from 1951 to 1952 and broke the record for the oldest man to win the title, at the age of 37.
Don’t miss the boxing match-ups of amateur boxers as they battle it out to raise money for this honorary statue to be prominently displayed on the Camden Waterfront.  There will be food, memorabilia, live music, a Silent Auction and more!

Tickets are $50.00 for General Admission and $250.00 for VIP.  To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-on-the-battleship-tickets-65849251885

Nov
29
Fri
Save 10% on All Merchandise on Black Dragon Friday. Nov. 29 @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Save 10% on All Merchandise on Black Dragon Friday. Nov. 29 @ Battleship New Jersey
You may know the shopping day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, but on the Battleship, we refer to Friday, Nov. 29 as Black Dragon Friday!
During WWII, because of the ship’s dark painted hull and when she fired her guns it looked like she was breathing fire, the Battleship earned the nickname “The Black Dragon.”
On Friday, Nov. 29, the Battleship Gift Shop will celebrate “Black Dragon Friday.”  Guests will get an extra 10% off all purchases that day at the Gift Shop, open from 10am to 4pm.  The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Dragon Friday from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship will be closed for tours on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28.  Have a nice and safe holiday!
Jul
2
Thu
Fire Power Tours Are Back! Beginning Thursday, July 2 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fire Power Tours Are Back! Beginning Thursday, July 2 @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship’s signature tour — the Fire Power Tour — is back! The Fire Power self-guided tour will re-open for guests on Thursday, July 2,

Guests can experience the interior spaces of the Battleship again! Track a tomahawk missile in the Combat Engagement Center, look in at the engine rooms along Broadway, check out artifacts in the Exhibit area, climb into a bunk to learn what life was like aboard this floating city, and more! Tours will still include the exterior decks, with highlights like the 16-inch gun turret, the tomahawk missile launch boxes, the Seasprite helicopter and more. The interior of the Battleship is air conditioned and with the nice breezes off the Delaware River when you are outside on the exterior decks, the Battleship is a cool experience!

The Fire Power self-guided tour will be a timed tour to promote distance between guests touring the ship. All guests still must pass a health screening, which includes a contactless thermometer temperature check, in the Visitors Center before purchasing or redeeming their ticket. All guests must wear a face covering and practice social distancing of one fathom — six feet — in the Visitors Center and while touring the Battleship. The tour route of the Battleship, along with the Visitors Center, will be continuously cleaned and disinfected by the Battleship’s housekeeping personnel.

Fire Power self-guided tours will be available every day, beginning Thursday, July 2, from 10am with the last tour launching at 4pm.

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance on our website at https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit/purchase-tickets/ Tickets can be purchased the day of your tour at the Ticket Office inside the Battleship’s Visitors Center.

As our gift for your patience during the quarantine, free parking is available along Clinton St. (GPS: 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ) and in the Marina Parking lot.

If you have questions, please call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 daily from 10am to 4pm.

Mar
6
Sat
Battleship Will Open for Tours with a Bang on Saturday, March 6 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 6 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Battleship Will Open for Tours with a Bang on Saturday, March 6 @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship is opening with a bang!
To celebrate our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship opening for tours on Saturdays and Sundays in March, the ship will give guests the opportunity to fire a salute from the portside saluting gun! A lucky guest will be randomly chosen to pull the trigger and fire the gun at 12pm on March 6.
To guarantee a your chance to fire a salute, just make a donation of $50 to the non-profit museum and memorial on March 6. Donations can be made at the Battleship Ticket Office in the Visitors Center. Saluting gun shoots will begin at 12pm and we’ll fire the gun for as many donations as we receive until 2pm.
The Battleship will be open from 11am to 3pm each Saturday and Sunday in March. Guests touring the ship can check out the massive 16-inch gun turrets, track a tomahawk missile in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!

Guest can also extend their Fire Power self-guided tour with guided tours of the Engine Room and Turret II. Our tour guides will meet you in the Crew’s Mess during your Fire Power tour and take you on this extended tour.

Apr
17
Sat
Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will allow guests touring the ship to pull the trigger and fire a salute every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.  Guests can shoot the saluting gun for a $50 donation to the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Guests can make a $50 donation online at https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=c54ec0a4-678a-45b0-9dac-9822154d44eb   Or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office on Saturday morning.

Want to get more bang? You can pull the trigger to fire the portside 5-inch gun for a $500 donation! Five-inch gun shoots must be scheduled in advance.  Call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 to schedule your shoot!

Shoots will begin at 12:00pm and continue until all donated shots are fired by 2pm.

Apr
24
Sat
Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will allow guests touring the ship to pull the trigger and fire a salute every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.  Guests can shoot the saluting gun for a $50 donation to the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Guests can make a $50 donation online at https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=c54ec0a4-678a-45b0-9dac-9822154d44eb   Or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office on Saturday morning.

Want to get more bang? You can pull the trigger to fire the portside 5-inch gun for a $500 donation! Five-inch gun shoots must be scheduled in advance.  Call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 to schedule your shoot!

Shoots will begin at 12:00pm and continue until all donated shots are fired by 2pm.

Jul
24
Sat
Fire a Salute from the Battleship’s Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fire a Salute from the Battleship's Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Fire a salute from the Battleship’s saluting gun every Saturday during the summer from 12pm to 2pm.    Just a $50 donation allows you to pull the trigger to fire a salute from our portside (Philadelphia-side) saluting gun!

Want a bigger bang?  For a $500 donation, you can pull the trigger  to fire the portside 5-inch gun!

Schedule your salute at https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit/purchase-tickets/ or see our Ticket Office on Saturday morning.

All proceeds from the shoots go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.