The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Philadelphia Auto Show attendees: Save 20% on a tour of the Battleship New Jersey, located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, through Feb. 24, 2019. Just show your Auto Show ticket or ticket stub at the Battleship’s Ticket Office for your discount.
The Philadelphia Auto Show will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, February 2 through 10. For more information on the Philadelphia Auto Show, visit www.phillyautoshow.com.
The Battleship is open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 21 and Presidents Day, Feb. 18, from 9:30am to 3pm through February. The Battleship can open any day for a scheduled group tour, rental event or overnight. For more information, email email@example.com or call 866-877-6262 x144.
Look good for Valentine’s Day with a free haircut in the Battleship’s Barber Shop! Barber Jeanette will be cutting hair from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, February 9.
Haircuts are free to guests who take a Fire Power or Turret II tour of the Battleship that day.
Save 20% on a tour of the Battleship when you bring in a can of soup to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey! The ship will be accepting soup through Feb. 28.
The Battleship is open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18 from 9:30am to 3pm through Feb.28. The ship will open for tours every day beginning March 1.
For the Battleship’s monthly “Hands On History” program for February, guests touring the Battleship can learn how electricity works. Visitors can see how the ship generates electricity through a motor, how electricity can flow from one component to another, and how electricity can be harmful to the ship if not careful.
The Battleship’s Education Manager will be offering a class on how the ship generates electricity on February 16 from 12pm -2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. The class is free to attend for any guests touring the Battleship.
To celebrate opening every day, the Battleship is offering guests a free tour of the
ship with the purchase of an adult Fire Power tour on Friday, March 1.
Experience the Fire Power audio tour, which features the 16-inch gun turrets, the
Bridge, the Combat Engagement Center, the 53-foot Seasprite helicopter and
more. Audio devices narrate your tour, play sound effects and music and even
include accounts of life aboard the Battleship by USS New Jersey veterans!
New this season are 15-minute long interactive programs. In addition to tours of the
Battleship. Guests can learn about Colors, tour the medical quarters, check out the
Machine Shop and more For a schedule on these “Dive Deeper” activities, visit the
Battleship’s website – www.battleshipnewjersey.org.
The Battleship Tram will also be running on Saturdays and Sundays through
March. Guests can now get a ride along the promenade from Adventure
Aquarium or the Marina Parking Lot to the Battleship during weekends in March.
The American Red Cross will kick off March for Red Cross Month with a ceremony and flag raising aboard the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, March 3 at noon. The ceremony, which will feature remarks from the Mayor of Camden, Francisco Moran, will take place on the forecastle (forward deck). The flag raising will take place after the ceremony. The Red Cross flag will fly on the Battleship’s main mast throughout March for Red Cross Month. Further, the ship’s exterior lights will be lit red for the Red Cross in March. The event and flag raising is free to attend.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
Atco Battles Alzheimer’s 5 will bring together 5 top local bands and more than 300 people for a day of music, education, raffles and fun on board the historic Battleship New Jersey. Bands include Goodman Fiske, the Juliano Brothers, the Blitz, Juicy and 99 Reasons. There will be food and drink available on board. Each ticket sold includes a self-guided walking tour of the Battleship.
Tickets are available at EventBrite.com (keyword: Atco). Tickets are $20 from Dec.1 through Jan. 31, and $25 after that. Parking is free.
On Friday, April 19, families can enjoy a special price for a Fire Power Tour of the Battleship. Just $50 for families of three or four* from 10am to 2pm.
Plus, we’ll have face painting, temporary tattoos and balloon creations, performed by Bonbon’s Parties and Events, for all kids in the Wardroom, part of the Fire Power Tour!
Our Curatorial staff will also have a special electricity display to show kids how the ship generated electricity.
And pre-school children can play in the new Jason’s Kids Kompartment, presented by Lockheed Martin. Try on military uniform, captain the boat, play cook in the play galley and more!
To buy tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext, 108.
The Building History activity for April will be “Making Radios.” This program, free to experience with the purchase of any tour of the Battleship, will take place on Saturday, April 20 from noon to 2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. Join the Battleship’s Curator, Ryan Symanski, as he’ll lead guests in playing with the components of small radios. Guests will have the opportunity to put components together to make a simple radio.
For the first time, guests can experience this 90-minute guided tour of the Battleship’s engine room. Battleship
guides will show guests where the ship’s engineers controlled the boilers, propulsion shafts, damage control
central and more. Learn how the Battleship achieved up to 33 knots, or 38 mph.
This interactive tour will launch at 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning Saturday, April 20. The price is
$29.95 for adults and $25.95 for children age 6 – 11, veterans and seniors. The Battleship recommends
purchasing tickets in advance online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
Due to the weather, we will not be viewing the stars and planets from the forecastle of the Battleship tonight.
However, we will we will have an education program on navigation using ships artifacts like the sextant, pelorus, and boat compass. Celestial navigation will be a component of the program and we will use circuit blocks to show how the gyroscopic compasses worked. This free event will take place inside in the Officers’ Wardroom.
We’ll also have some snacks and soft drinks for purchase and parking along Clinton St. is also free.
The Battleship New Jersey thanks Camden police, fire and EMT personnel for their services to the community. On Sunday, April 28, Camden public service personnel and their families can enjoy a complimentary tour of the Battleship throughout the day from 9:30am to 3pm.
We’ll also provide a free lunch, courtesy of Mission BBQ, on the fantail from 12pm to 3pm.
Camden police, fire and EMT personnel just need to show their badge or valid ID at our Ticket Office for their complimentary tour and vouchers for lunch.
Thank you for your service and enjoy your day aboard the Battleship!
On Saturday, May 11, Hands On History will be in the Officers’ Wardroom from 12pm to 2pm for guests touring the Battleship to learn if a concrete boat can float. Also, all guests can make their own aluminum boats to test out different boat designs.
Hands On History is free to experience with any tour of the Battleship.