The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Due to the excessive heat forecasts for Saturday, August 13, we will reschedule the 1940s Dance and Lunch to another date. That date is to be determined.
Other activities, such as WWII re-enactors, artifacts and interview sessions aboard the Battleship will still take place on Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 4pm. All WWII activities are free with the purchase of any tour ticket.
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.
The Battleship will honor Ensign Louis Ivey and Admiral Paul Reason for Hands On History in February.
Ensign Ivey was initially assigned to the boiler division. Visitors can hold a fuel nozzle from one of the ship’s boiler rooms. One of those boiler rooms is on the Engineering Steam to Speed Tour that launches every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00. Ivey was later the division officer for the New Jersey’s radiomen, so we have a Gibson Girl Radio like the one that would have been on the ship with Ivey during the 1950s.
Admiral Reason, who led Battle Group Romeo from the Battleship in the 1980s, later wrote a book called Sailing New Seas about naval tactics that visitors can look through. The cruisebook from 1989 that includes Reason, is also on display.