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.
Help a child in the area enjoy a nicer Christmas! The Battleship is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Program. People who bring in a new toy or game to donate to Toys for Tots can get a 20% discount off their tour purchase. The program will run through Dec. 21. So bring in your new toys and games, and give a child in the area a better Holiday Season!
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.
Help a needy family in our community have a nicer Holiday Season. The Battleship has joined forces with the US Marine Corps Reserve by participating in their annual Toys for Tots program, now through Dec. 19. Bring in a new toy or game for an area family and you’ll get a 20% discount on a Fire Power Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship! Toys and games can be dropped off in the Toys for Tots Box in the Battleship’s Visitors Center.
Thanks and have a Happy Holiday Season!
Tickets will be available at the Battleship Ticket Office for both the 6pm and Midnight New Year’s Eve fireworks shows at the Battleship! .
We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We will open her decks two hours before each show – 4:00 pm for the 6:00 pm fireworks show and 10:00 pm for the midnight show.
Come aboard for just a $10 donation per person.
All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the 6:00 pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!
To purchase tickets, click the links below:
Also available at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open prior to both the 6:00 pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.
Parking is available in Lot #1, across from the BB&T Pavilion. The price is $10 per vehicle.
Unless there are dangerous weather conditions, the fireworks will go forward, even if it’s raining. The Battleship will have the Officers’ Wardroom and the Exhibit interior spaces on the main deck open for guests prior to the start of the fireworks.
There are no chairs and lawn chairs are not permitted to be brought aboard the Battleship. No alcohol is permitted to be brought aboard the Battleship.
Both New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront shows are free to Battleship Members.