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
31
Fri
SOLD OUT New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 2021 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 1 2022 @ 12:30 am
SOLD OUT New Year's Eve Midnight Fireworks @ Battleship New Jersey

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Are SOLD OUT.

TICKETS $10

Watch fireworks over the Delaware River from the historic deck of the Battleship New Jersey! Enjoy live music, food concessions, a cash bar for adults, and have the chance to fire a Gun Salute. Proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

  • $10.00 Parking
  • All guests must:
    • Sign a COVID-19 Waiver of Liability before boarding and maintain social distancing.
    • Fully vaccinated guests and children under 3 are not required to wear face coverings.
  • NO chairs, food, or alcohol can be brought aboard
  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your free tickets.

For $200, experience a guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey at 9:30pm., followed by a view of the fireworks from our navigation bridge – where the captain would have commanded the ship from! This special experience is limited to just 30 guests, so hurry and reserve your ticket now. ADMIRAL’S VIP NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS EXPERIENCE TICKETS

Jan
1
Sat
CANCELED New Year’s Day 6PM Fireworks @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
CANCELED New Year's Day 6PM Fireworks @ Battleship New Jersey

New Year’s Day Fireworks

CANCELED DUE TO FORECASTED INCLEMENT WEATHER

Please email tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org with your order number for a refund.

 

TICKETS $10

Watch fireworks over the Delaware River from the historic deck of the Battleship New Jersey! Enjoy live music, food concessions, a cash bar for adults, and have the chance to fire a Gun Salute. Proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

  • $10.00 Parking
  • All guests must:
    • Sign a COVID-19 Waiver of Liability before boarding and maintain social distancing.
    • Fully vaccinated guests and children under 3 are not required to wear face coverings.
  • NO chairs, food, or alcohol can be brought aboard
  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your free tickets.

For $200, experience a guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey at 3:30 P.M., followed by a view of the fireworks from our navigation bridge – where the captain would have commanded the ship from! This special experience is limited to just 30 guests, so hurry and reserve your ticket now. ADMIRAL’S VIP NEW YEAR’S FIREWORKS EXPERIENCE TICKETS

Jan
7
Fri
Twilight Adult Tour Jan 7 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour Jan 7 @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Guests will can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck!

Must be over 21 years old.

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult

$15 for Battleship Members

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Jan
8
Sat
What If? Presentation with the Curator, Ryan
Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Members Only Event on Saturday January 8, 2021

What if Battleship New Jersey had to be reactivated in 2022? What if Battleship New Jersey had been at San Bernardino Strait when Yamato attacked Samar? Join us as Curator Ryan Szimanski answers these questions and many more during a night of high seas history! Enjoy an hour long presentation, followed by an hour of having your own pressing questions about the Battleship and naval history answered. A cash bar, snacks, and raffle will be available, with the opportunity to win a full 3-hour Curator’s Tour with Ryan (date and time pending availability).

Become a Member Starts at $40.00

Presentation Only Tickets $20 per adult

Add an hour-long tour with Ryan before the presentation. $100 per adult for a truly memorable experience. Spots are limited. The tour starts promptly at 3:30 PM. –SOLD OUT

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

Jan
14
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Turret II @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Friday, January 14, 2022 at 6:00 PM

Join a knowledgeable tour guide in a 90-minute, family friendly, walking tour that takes guests through the five stories of one of Battleship New Jersey’s massive 16″ gun turrets. Visitors will get to stand in the armored gun house where the gun captain oversaw reloading procedures, explore the magazines where 1-ton shells and thousands of powder bags were stored, and pull the triggers in the plotting room where primitive but effective computers aimed the guns over the horizon. This fun for all ages experience includes many hands-on elements that let’s guests see and feel what it was like for a World War II crew member to fire the ship’s guns. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.

Get Tickets

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Jan
22
Sat
Student Day: Abandon Ship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 22 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Abandon Ship! @ Battleship New Jersey

Join Battleship educators for a socially distanced day of learning aboard the Big J!

Students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. This month focuses on what to do if the ship experienced catastrophic damage. Students will be challenged to shore a door and stop flooding, find their life raft, and try on a World War II era life jacket and helmet.

Admission is a $5 donation for all.

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108

Additional sessions will be added in the future.  Please consult this website for details.

Feb
4
Fri
Twilight Adult Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Twilight Adult Guided Tour

Friday, February 4, 2022 at 6PM

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck!

Must be over 21 years old.

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult

$15 for Battleship Members

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud to purchase tickets.

 

Feb
11
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Turret II @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Turret II @ Battleship New Jersey

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 6PM
Join a knowledgeable tour guide in a 90-minute, family friendly, walking tour that takes guests through the five stories of one of Battleship New Jersey’s massive 16″ gun turrets. Visitors will get to stand in the armored gun house where the gun captain oversaw reloading procedures, explore the magazines where 1-ton shells and thousands of powder bags were stored, and pull the triggers in the plotting room where primitive but effective computers aimed the guns over the horizon. This fun for all ages experience includes many hands-on elements that let’s guests see and feel what it was like for a World War II crew member to fire the ship’s guns. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud to purchase tickets.

Feb
18
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Engine Room @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Engine Room @ Battleship New Jersey

Evening Guided Tours: Engine Room

Friday, February 18, 2022 at 6:00 PM
Descend into the armored citadel of the ship for a 90-minute, family friendly, guided, walking tour of the most powerful engineering plant ever installed on a battleship. Learn how steam powered engines moved the massive ship at record breaking speeds and see the spaces crew members worked in. This hands-on walking tour is fun for all ages and allows guests to climb down seven stories into a fire room to see the huge boilers, an engine room to see the turbines and throttle wheels, and a one of the ship’s many steering positions.

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Feb
25
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Black Sailors on the Black Dragon @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Black Sailors on the Black Dragon @ Battleship New Jersey

Evening Guided Tours: Black Sailors on the Black Dragon

Friday, February 25, 2022 at 6PM

Join the Curator of Collection and Exhibits for a 90-minute tour centered around the experiences of Black sailors in the Navy and how the role of minorities changed over time. This walking tour is family friendly and is a precursor to a new exhibit that will launch this year called Stewards of Change. We will visit the ship’s collection spaces to see some of the artifacts and documents that will be on display in the new exhibit, as well as spaces both on and off the tour route where Black sailors lived and worked.

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Mar
5
Sat
Deck-to-Deck Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Deck-to-Deck Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

All Deck-to-Deck Tours will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M.

Available these select dates: March 5, May 7, July 2, Sept. 3, and Nov 5.

Did you know there are nearly 100 years of naval history along the Delaware River? Join the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum for a Deck-to-Deck Tour, where you’ll be able to explore history up close through guided experiences aboard three remarkable ships, prime examples of naval ingenuity:

  • The Battleship New Jersey: America’s most decorated battleship, she was launched on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and went on to earn distinction during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and conflicts in the Middle East. Beginning with her design in 1938 and ending with her final decommissioning in 1991, Battleship New Jersey has a service record that spans more than half the 20th century.
  • Submarine Becuna: A Balao-class submarine that served during World War II and the Cold War. She was modernized in 1951 as part of the GUPPY Program, her modifications marking her as a GUPPY 1A type submarine. “Becky” is the only remaining example of a GUPPY 1A type submarine still in existence today.
  • Cruiser Olympia: The oldest floating steel warship in the world and rose to prominence as Commodore George Dewey’s flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. She bore witness to great changes within the Navy and the United States as a whole during her time in service, and finished her career by bringing the Unknown Soldier home from France in 1921 after the end of World War I before being decommissioned for the final time in 1922.

The Deck-to-Deck Tour includes three hours of touring aboard these historic vessels, as well as transportation to and from each location and light refreshments. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org or call us at (866) 877-6262 Ext. 108.

The safety of guests and staff is of the utmost importance. We are following all local mandates as it relates to COVID-19. We request that guests follow all COVID-19 guidelines required by the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum.

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May
5
Thu
ADMIRAL HALSEY AWARDS GALA @ Battleship New Jersey
May 5 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

 

Due to COVID safety, the Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner, originally scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021, has been rescheduled to Thursday, May 5, 2022, with a rain date of Thursday, May 12.  All sponsorships and purchased  tickets will be applied to this new date.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this rescheduling may cause.  But we wanted to be sure to have as safe an environment as possible for this event.

The inaugural  Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner  aboard the historic ship will recognize major contributions to the areas of business, military service and public service.

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