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.

Oct
1
Sat
Stang Magazine Day Rescheduled @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stang Magazine Day Rescheduled @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Stang Magazine Day on the Battleship, initially scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, will be rescheduled due to the bad weather forecasted for Satuday.  A new date will be announced shortly. 
Apr
8
Sat
Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 8 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The annual Battleship New Jersey Vietnam War Living History Day will take place on Saturday, April 8 from 10am to 3pm.  Check out Vietnam War artifacts, re-enactors, and hear from veterans who served there.  We’ll even change the Pier music to songs from the late 1960s.  All Vietnam War activities are free to experience with a tour of the Battleship.

Calling all Vietnam War artifact owners and re-enactors:  Bring out your artifacts and/or come in uniform and get a complimentary tour and lunch! To participate, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144

May
13
Sat
Girls Only Overnight Encampment! @ Battleship New Jersey
May 13 @ 5:00 pm – May 14 @ 12:00 pm
Girls Only Overnight Encampment! @ 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, a ride in the 4D Flight Simulator 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 in period dress 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, May 13, 2017 and Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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

Oct
14
Sat
Girls Only Overnight Encampment! @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 15 @ 12:00 pm
Girls Only Overnight Encampment! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Tonight 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, a ride in the 4D Flight Simulator 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 in period dress and learn about how women helped build the Battleship during WWII.  Girl Scouts will also get a “Women Serving Our Nation” badge!

Girls Only Nights are scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 and Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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

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.

Oct
31
Wed
Treats for Kids on Halloween @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 31 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Treats for Kids on Halloween @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Kids can get a treat for Halloween, Wed., Oct. 31, with a tour of the Battleship, open from 9:30am to 3pm. Just stop by our Ship’s Store and get your candy, courtesy of LMS Vending Solutions. For info on their vending services, visit http://www.lmsvend.com/

Apr
6
Sat
Vietnam War Living History Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vietnam War Living History Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience Vietnam War artifacts, re-enactors, veteran interviews and even late 1960s music over the pier’s PA during the Battleship’s annual Vietnam War Living History Day, Saturday, April 6 from 10am to 3pm.

Vietnam artifacts will be available for guests to check out in the Officers’ Wardroom, while re-enactors will be throughout the ship.  Our curatorial staff will also interview Vietnam vets, who will share their experiences during the war.  All activities are free for guests to experience with the purchase of a Turret II guided tour or a Fire Power audio tour.

The Battleship welcomes any Vietnam War artifact or military vehicle owner or re-enactor to participate in this annual event.  For more information, contact events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

The USS New Jersey was commissioned for Vietnam on April 6, 1968.  She was the only battleship that saw action off the coast of Vietnam in 1968.  Guests touring the Battleship can experience an exhibit that features her commission as part of the Battleship’s Fire Power Tour.

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
17
Sat
Stang Magazine’s Battleship Bash! @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stang Magazine's Battleship Bash! @ Battleship New Jersey

STANG Magazine presents its annual Battleship New Jersey Bash! They are bringing out some good old American Muscle and pairing up with our battleship’s big guns. On Saturday August 17th, come see over 130 Ford Mustangs on display and take a tour of the famous BB-62 Battleship New Jersey! Active Military get to tour for free and tour ticket sales help to preserve our beloved battleship. Bring your family, bring your military friends, and bring your camera! Special guests include the STANG Magazine staff, service members of the Pennsylvania National Guard, and the countless veterans who volunteer day in and day out to keep the battleship one of the area’s top places to visit!

Dec
17
Tue
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston “Firepower for Freedom” Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston "Firepower for Freedom" Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
On December 17, 1969, Captain Robert Peniston decommissioned the Battleship New Jersey for the third time. At the time, the New Jersey was the only active battleship in the world and many feared that there would  never be more battleships again. New Jersey and her crew had been off the coast of Vietnam only a few months before this decommissioning and many credit the ship for saving American lives on shore.
At the decommissioning ceremony, Captain Peniston said farewell to a ship that meant so much to so many, “Rest well, yet sleep lightly, and hear the call, if again sounded, to provide ‘Firepower for Freedom.”
A reenactment of Peniston’s speech as well as some words from the ship’s curator will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17 on the Forecastle at 11:00. Free with Museum Admission.