The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Historian, engineer, and YouTube presenter, Drachinifel, will be on board the Battleship New Jersey to meet fans from 10am to 11am on Saturday, February 11.
A native of Great Britain, this will be his second time aboard the Battleship. Drach hosts the most successful naval history channel on YouTube. He puts out multiple video documentaries every week from five-minute warship guides to full-length, in-depth dives into particular topics for his 400,000 subscribers.
The meet-and-greet with Drachinifel is free with the purchase of a tour ticket to the Battleship.
Tastes Like Miller Time on the Battleship New Jersey!
Join us Saturday Feb. 11th at 12 noon to toast the Eagles in the big game!!! A free Miller Lite to every adult! We’ll toast to an Eagles victory on the ship’s historic fantail deck and then fire the Battleship’s 5-inch gun!
Free event! Add on a tour of our nation’s most decorated battleship! Open for tours from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20.
FLY EAGLES FLY #TasteLikeMillerTimeNJ
The Battleship offers specific days for home school groups to experience a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship. The next scheduled Home School Day is April 22.
Home School groups can also schedule a tour any day and time — just like a school group. For just $12 per person, our tour guides will lead your group through the Battleship. We can also add on classes, lunches and all the options available to school groups.
To schedule a home school group tour of the Battleship, email email@example.com or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
Join the museum’s curator, Ryan Szimanski, and other Battleship experts on Saturday, Feb. 18 for a day-long class on what it was like to serve on an American battleship.
Battleship University is fun and educational experience, which will include eight hours of walking tours of different parts of the ship and classroom programs, including spaces only the curator can take you to. From learning how the gun crew manned the 16-inch guns to firing a 5-inch gun and walking through the engineering plant with a Navy trained Boiler Technician, to a class on how to identify different types of World War II and modern warships, this is the most in-depth tour of an Iowa-class battleship you can get.
The price is a $350 donation per person.
This is a members-only program and has a limited capacity. Members will receive an email with a link to the registration page with more details and a code that will allow you to sign up. Not a member yet? Visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/membership to join.
Did you know that the USS New Jersey had the privilege of being commanded by the first African-American Admiral in the U.S. Navy.
In 1996, Admiral J. Paul Reason was awarded the rank of 4-star admiral, making him the first Black admiral in the U.S. Navy.
Joseph Paul Reason, the last admiral to break his flag onboard New Jersey, was born in Washington DC in 1941 to academic parents. He was an accomplished student and was accepted to the Naval Academy Class of 1965. Following graduation, he had his first sea duty assignment, returned to shore for successive nuclear power schools and training, and again returned to sea duty in 1968 during the Vietnam War.
After a number of sea and shore assignments in the early 1970s, Reason was assigned as Naval Aide to the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, in 1976. By 1991, he had attained the rank of rear admiral and made New Jersey his flagship during operations in the Pacific commanding Battle Group Romeo.
A presentation to Adm. Reason is available to see in the Admiral’s State room during a tour of the Battleship.
The Battleship is offering a free onboard class on the USS Mason, the Navy’s first desegregated crew. Free to student groups who tour the Battleship in February.
To reserve your group tour and class, call 866-877-6262 x144 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Walk where Presidents once walked! Tour the Battleship on Presidents Day.
The Battleship will be open for walk-up, self-guided tours on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20 from 10am to 4pm.
Get a free DVD on The Presidents, courtesy of The History Channel. DVDs can be picked up at the landside Cafe store on Presidents Day. Just ask our crewmember for the Presidents DVD.
The Battleship is open for walk-up, self-guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February from 10am to 4pm. During weekdays in February, guests can experience guided tours at 12pm. But tickets must be purchased in advance online. The Battleship will open every day for tours from 10am to 4pm beginning March 1
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.
Admission is $40, $20 for Battleship NJ Members
For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108 or click: https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit/purchase-tickets/
EVENING ENGINE ROOM GUIDED TOUR
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.
$30 donation per adults.
Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.
For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108.
This March, the American Red Cross New Jersey Region is honoring those who make its mission possible during the 80th annual American Red Cross Month celebration — a national tradition that began in 1943 when President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued the first Red Cross Month proclamation.
The New Jersey Region will celebrate with their volunteers as they kick off Red Cross Month onboard the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, March 5 at 11am on the ship’s fantail (rear deck).
Guest speakers will include
- Capt. Warren D. Judge, Commanding Officers, Coast Guard Training Center Cape May
- Honorable Victor G. Carstarohen, Mayor of the City of Camden
- Melinda Kane, Commission, Camden County Board of Commissioners
The event is free for guests to attend.
The Battleship will be lit red throughout the month of March for Red Cross Month
EVENING TURRET II TOUR
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.
$30 donation per person.
Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.
Click below to purchase online:
Turret II Tour
Or call 866-877-6262 x108
Student Day: Guns, Engines, and Armor
A special day of education for students and their parents aboard the ship. Students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. Join battleship educators on a tour into the ship’s armored citadel and see one of the ship’s engine rooms and gun turrets while learning about the key components of a battleship. This program culminates in the chance to design tour own battleship using math! Admission to this program includes admission to the battleships Model Con event on board to see different ship models built and then brought to the ship for this special event. Student Day is a monthly program designed for school-aged children and their adults to learn the science and engineering behind the ship. Every month has a unique tour and hands-on class.
For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108
The Battleship New Jersey and the Independence Seaport Museum next Lecture as part of their yearlong Fleet Talk series will take place at the Independence Seaport Museum on Saturday, March 25 at 7pm.
The topic will be Dixmude 1914: French Naval Infantry and the establishment of the Western Front.
The presenter will be James Taub, a public historian with a focus on military history, who has served as a historian and history engagement specialist for the US WWI Centennial Commission and National WWI Museum and Memorial.. His specialty is on Franco-American military history, and the Great War. Currently, he works as the Associate Curator at the Museum of the American Revolution. James obtained his MA from the University of Glasgow, and his BA from Dickinson College.
Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets are a $100 donation. To purchase tickets, call
The Battleship New Jersey will hold her annual Vietnam War Living History Day on Saturday, April 1 to commemorate the anniversary of the re-commissioning of the USS New Jersey into the Vietnam War on April 6, 1968.
Guests touring the Battleship on April 1 can experience re-enactors, military vehicles on the pier, artifacts, veteran sessions, and even 1960’s era music throughout the ship!
The tour is free for Active/WWII Vet/Crew and Members.
The ship is looking for more Vietnam War-era re-enactors, artifacts owners, and military vehicle owners to participate in this unique event! Participants will not only get to display their artifacts and interact with guests aboard the Battleship, but we’ll also treat you to lunch and a private tour!
If you would like to participate, please email email@example.com
Second Annual Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner will take place Thursday, May 11, 2023.
Featuring Master of Ceremonies ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio
Experience a captivating evening, beautiful views of the Philadelphia skyline, live music, with cocktails and dinner on the deck of The World’s Greatest Battleship. Join us as we celebrate leaders who show excellence in military, public service and business. The second annual Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner captures the spirit of Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, a native of the Garden State, who called the USS New Jersey his flagship during World War II.