Jan
7
Sat
Experience the Turret II Tour Saturday, Jan. 7 at 11am @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Experience the Turret II Tour Saturday, Jan. 7 at 11am @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the Turret II Tour this Saturday, Jan. 7 at 11am! Although we are closed for walk-up tours in January, we have openings for the premier Turret II tour this Saturday! Journey 5 decks to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret. Hoist projectiles, plot a firing solution, pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun and more! Tickets are $29.95 per adult. For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext, 108

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.

 

Feb
23
Thu
Incident Action Plans Class Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 23 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Bradley Emergency Services Consulting Presents:

Incident Action Plans:

The Critical Incident Management Tool

This class will present the principles of how to create an IAP and use it the right way.  The class will focus on the SMART Objective and will lead up to a mock scenario using the learned actions of the the class.

  • Learn the SMART Objectives and more.
  • Learn to use your bucket list when needed the right way.
  • Learn why to have an IAP and make it work for your organization.
  • Begin this the first of a six-part series, all leading to the live time EOC and more

February 23, 2017

Time: 0800 – 1400 (Registration is at 0800)

Place:  Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton St. , Camden, NJ 08103

Cost:  $65 per person

Registration:  www.bradleyemsconsult.com

 

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

Apr
28
Fri
Star Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Star Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Guests can see the stars from the decks of the Battleship!  You’ll also see planets and some satellites too!  The Battleship will be one of the sites of The Philadelphia Science Festival’s Citywide Star Party on Friday, April 28 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  See the stars, planets and satellites through telescopes on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship during this free event.  Parking on Clinton St. will also be free.

 

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.

May
18
Thu
Meet Army and Navy Rugby Teams at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 18 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Meet Army and Navy Rugby Teams at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Meet the players of the Army and Navy Rugby team, who will greet guests and run drills on the pier of the Battleship, beginning at 11am on Tuesday, May 18.
 The meet-and-greet on the pier is free to experience.
 Army and Navy Rugby teams and other Division I schools will compete on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 at Talen Energy Stadium in Chester, PA.  For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.usasevenscrc.com/crc-tickets/
May
19
Fri
Flying Fish Beer Garden at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 19 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Flying Fish Beer Garden at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Cold beer, great food, and a little slice of history. Come to the Flying Fish Beer Garden to get all of these, and more!

Sample delicious craft beers by the Flying Fish brewery, one of the most renowned local craft beer microbreweries. Enjoy food from local vendors to go with your drink, and listen to some soulful tunes by the Case and Barley Band. And as if that weren’t enough, all of this will be hosted on the pier where the Iowa-class battleship USS New Jersey is docked. The best part of all? Admission is free! You only need to bring money for the food and drinks; everything else can be enjoyed with just your own self.

Want to bring your kids? No problem! The pier beer garden is open to all, and soft drinks will be served.

Come down to the Big J Friday, May 19th from 4 PM to 8 PM and take in the memorable sights and sounds. We’ll be hosting another event on Thursday, May 25th as well! We hope to see you there!

May
21
Sun
Devil’s Creek Brewery One Year Anniversary Party
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Devil's Creek Brewery One Year Anniversary Party

Party on this historic ship while enjoying the scenic Camden Waterfront and Delaware River!

Join us as we celebrate our birthday! And at the same time, help us give back to the community as we help one of South Jersey’s most historic and important landmarks thrive! We’re happy to be able to say that all beer sales onboard the ship will go directly towards the Battleship New Jersey!!!

There will be live music all day/evening, food, raffles (raffle ticket sales on the ship will also be donated to the Battlehship!!!), games and more!!!

We’ll have new beers on tap, INCLUDING our release of the Battleship Beer!!! We’ll also have a FUN, NEW BEER that we’ll be unveiling during this event and that you’ll be talking about to everyone!!!

TICKETS are $25 per person. They include:

Entrance into the event
1 Commemorative 12 oz. 1 Year Anniversary cup
1 Free Beer Ticket
3 Raffle Entries
1 Commemorative 1 Year Anniversary T-Shirt (Large)
For tickets, visit

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/devils-creek-brewery-one-year-anniversary-party-tickets-33677524382

(TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE SHIP FOR $30. MUST BRING VALID ID TO DRINK.)

Dress code is appropriate for families with children. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org for more info. about the ship. Anyone under 21 may not drink, but they may attend this event. 21 and older must show ID. No other alcohol is permitted onboard. No refunds will be issued. The beer will be served in a tented area. There will be tables and seating. Raindate is TBD. We will only move the date in case of extreme weather conditions.

May
23
Tue
Commissioning Anniversary Ceremony, May 23 @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Commissioning Anniversary Ceremony, May 23 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Join World War II and USS New Jersey veteran Charles Owens as he shares his experience aboard the Big J during a ceremony on the forecastle for the 74th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey.
 The public is invited to attend this ceremony, which will take place at 10am on May 23.  There will also be music and cake for all guests.
May
28
Sun
Fire the Gun to Celebrate Waterfront Day, Sunday, May 28 @ Battleship New Jersey
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Fire the Gun to Celebrate Waterfront Day, Sunday, May 28 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

To celebrate Waterfront Day on Sunday, May 28, the Battleship will allow guests touring the ship that day to fire the saluting gun every hour from 10am to 5pm.  Guests can enter to fire the gun at the Ticket Office of the Battleship.

The Battleship will join other attractions along both sides of the River on May 28 to celebrate the Waterfront!  For more information on activities, visit https://www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia/cruises/specialty/waterfront-day

The day will conclude with a fireworks show over the River at dusk.  Guests can come aboard the Battleship to watch the fireworks for a $10 donation.  The Battleship will have music, food and bar concessions for the fireworks show.  The ship will open at 7pm for fireworks on May 28,

Watch the Fireworks Aboard the Battleship, Sunday, May 28 @ Battleship New Jersey
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Watch the Fireworks Aboard the Battleship, Sunday, May 28 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the fireworks show over the Delaware River on Sunday night, May 28 from the most unique location — the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!

Just a $10 donation will get you aboard for the best view of the fireworks.  We’ll also have music, food concessions and bar service on the forecastle (forward deck).

The ship will open for guests at 7pm.  Fireworks are planned to begin at dusk.

May
29
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship remembers our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a memorial service, conducted by the Bishop Eustace Knights of Columbus.  The ceremony, which will take place on the forecastle (forward deck) and is free to attend, will include a live performance of TAPS and the casting of a memorial wreath into the Delaware River.

Jun
2
Fri
Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker to Fire Gun at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Guardians of the Galaxy's Michael Rooker to Fire Gun at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Michael Rooker, star of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Walking Dead, will be visiting the Battleship New Jersey this coming Friday, June 2nd at 11 a.m. to fire off the 5-inch portside (Philadelphia-side) gun on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey.  Rooker is appearing this weekend at the Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.