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.

Feb
1
Wed
Free Onboard Class on USS Mason With a School Group Tour in February @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 1 @ 9:30 am – Feb 28 @ 3:00 pm
Free Onboard Class on USS Mason With a School Group Tour in February @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

School groups who schedule a Fire Power guided group tour of the Battleship in February can experience a complimentary onboard class on the USS Mason, a predominantly African-American crew and an example of desegregation in the Navy.

Touch history as your guide takes your group throughout our nation’s most decorated battleship. Experience the 16-inch gun turret, the Combat Engagement Center and learn how the sailors lived aboard this floating city. Tours are $10 per person for school groups. For groups over 20 guests, for every 10 students, you’ll get one complimentary adult tour.

Schedule your tour by emailing groups@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Feb
4
Sat
A “Souper” Opening Weekend for Tours at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 4 @ 9:30 am – Feb 5 @ 3:00 pm
A "Souper" Opening Weekend for Tours at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship will re-open for walk-up tours on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm.  The ship will be open for walk-up tours on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, through February. The Battleship will open every day for tours in March.

To make our first walk-up tour weekend of the year more “souper,” the Battleship is asking guests to bring in a can of soup to donate to the South Jersey Food Bank.  Guests who bring in a can of soup will also get a 20% discount on Fire Power tours during the weekend as well as help some local families in need.

 

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.

Dec
31
Sun
Watch New Year’s Eve Fireworks from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 2017 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 1 2018 @ 1:00 am
Watch New Year's Eve Fireworks from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship will open her decks on New Year’s Eve for guests to watch the 6pm or Midnight Fireworks shows over the Delaware River.  We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We open her decks two hours before each show – 4pm for the 6pm fireworks show and 10pm 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 6pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!

Tickets are available by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108, or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30am to 3pm, except Christmas Day, and prior to both the 6pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.

Both New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are free to Battleship Members.

Tickets for 6 PM Show

Tickets for Midnight Show

May
17
Thu
Cancelled: Twilight Tour Thursday, May 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Cancelled: Twilight Tour Thursday, May 17 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Due to the forecasted bad weather, the Twilight Tour, originally scheduled for Thursday, May 17, has been cancelled.

Please consult this website for future Twilight Tours.

May
24
Thu
Watch the Parade of Tall Ships from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Watch the Parade of Tall Ships from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the Parade of  Tall Ships as they sail pass the Battleship New Jersey on Thursday, May 24th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Each ship will sail up the Delaware River and will receive a salute from the guns of the Battleship as they pass.  We’ll also have food concession and bar service.

Just a $10 donation to come aboard to watch the Tall Ships.  Guests who purchase a tour of the Battleship are welcome to stay aboard watch the Tall Ships sail pass the Big J en route to Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia.  Viewing of the Parade of Tall Ships is free to Battleship Members.

Get Tickets Here, or call 866-877-6262 ext, 108 or stop by the Battleship’s Ticket Office.

Jun
2
Sat
Veteran Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veteran Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Veterans can meet representatives from animal shelters throughout the Delaware Valley on the fantail of the Battleship to explore and even adopt a pet that day.  We’ll have dogs, cats and other pets for vets to meet and learn about adopting a pet.   Admission to the fantail is free to veterans.

Guests touring the Battleship that day are welcome to enter the fantail and meet the pets and animal shelter personnel.

FIRE POWER TOUR TICKETS

Aug
21
Tue
Twilight Adult Tour Tuesday, August 21, at 6pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour Tuesday, August 21, at 6pm @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the adult-side of the Battleship during this Curator-led tour on Tuesday, August 21 at 6pm.  Adults will see sailor art, hear stories like the Playboy Bunny who visited the Battleship, and even enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or soft drink on the deck at the end of the tour.  Tickets are a $34.95 donation.  Free parking!  To purchase tickets, click the Visit page on this website or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

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.

Dec
26
Wed
The Battleship Open for Tours Every Day Through Dec. 31 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 26 @ 9:30 am – Dec 31 @ 3:00 pm
The Battleship Open for Tours Every Day Through Dec. 31 @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship every day through the end of December from 9:30am to 3pm.

The Battleship is a private non-profit and is not affected by the federal government’s shut down. Revenue from tours goes to the on-going support of the Battleship.

The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18, from 9:30am to 3pm in January and February.

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!

Aug
1
Sat
Fire the Battleship’s Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fire the Battleship's Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, August 1 on the hour from 11am to 3pm, a guest touring the Battleship will win the chance to pull the trigger of the portside saluting gun and render a salute to our great nation!  We’ll announce the winner’s name over our 1MC (PA) system throughout the day. .

Or for a $50 donation, we’ll let you pull the trigger for your own salute whatever time you want on August 1.

The Battleship is open for tours from 10am to 3pm every day.  Free parking along Clinton St.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: TICKETS

or you can purchase at our Ticket Office inside the Visitors Center upon arrival.