The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
The Battleship New Jersey will host a Civil War Navy Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9am to 4:30pm. The event will include presentations on the Blue Water Navy and Brown Water Navy from Civil War historians, such as Dr. William M. Fowler Jr., Chuck Veil, Dr. Timothy B. Smith, and Dr. Gary D. Joiner. There will also be displays, living history exhibits, musical performances and lunch, all on the historic fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship.
General Admission tickets are $45 per person.
For more information on the Symposium, visit www.oldbaldycwrt.org.
To purchase tickets online, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3357360 or call 609-439-8897
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!
The Battleship’s Girls Only Night is $69 per person. To reserve your bunks, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.
The Battleship will hold a ceremony to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the bombing of the Marines Barracks in Beirut, Lebanon, where 241 American service members were killed, including USS New Jersey’s CPO Michael Gorchinski.
USS New Jersey veterans from the 1980s will recall the bombing and remember their ship mate in this free ceremony at 10am on Tuesday, Oct. 23, on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship. A memorial wreath will be casted upon the Delaware River to remember the passing of Chief Gorchinski.
Enjoy samples of holiday craft beers and cider, courtesy of Kramer Beverage, on the fantail (tented rear deck), samples of cigars from Cappelli Brothers Cigars on the pier, a tour of the Battleship, live music and food concessions. Must be 21 or older to attend. Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1pm to 5pm.
Sample holidays craft beers from Evil Genius, Sweetwater, Heavy Seas, Flying Fish and Jersey Girl. More craft beers will be added and announced.
Each guest will get a My Father Flor De Las Antilles Sun Grown Toro, named cigar of the year in 2012. Other cigars available to purchase at the event include: Ashton, Olivia, La Aroma De Cuba, My Father, CAO, AJ Fernadez, San Cristobal, Leaf By Oscar, Illusione, Punch, Partagas, H. UpMann, Romeo y Julieta, Crowned Heads, Caldwell, Mbombay, Roma Craft, Arturo Fuente, ACID, Java, Drew Estate, La Flor Dominicana and more!
Donkey’s Food Truck will be serving the best Cheesesteaks in the region on the Battleship’s pier, where guests will be able to enjoy their cigars and beer! We’ll keep it warm with a fire pit, courtesy of Phoenix Rotating Fire Pits.
Tickets are $50 per adult. Designated driver tickets are also available. To purchase tickets, visit http://sudsandstogies.upcomingevents.com/batshinj/ or call l 866-877-6262 x108.
As a thank you to all the men and women who served our country, the Battleship will offer Fire Power tours to all veterans for any amount of a donation that they would like to make on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11.
We’ll also have classic cars on the pier of the Battleship for guests to check out on Veterans Day, as well as a free ceremony at 11am.
The Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial, will be open for tours on Veterans Day, Sunday, Nov. 11, from 9:30am to 3pm.
Help a needy family in our community have a nicer Holiday Season. The Battleship has joined forces with the US Marine Corps Reserve by participating in their annual Toys for Tots program, now through Dec. 19. Bring in a new toy or game for an area family and you’ll get a 20% discount on a Fire Power Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship! Toys and games can be dropped off in the Toys for Tots Box in the Battleship’s Visitors Center.
Thanks and have a Happy Holiday Season!
You may know the shopping day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, but on the Battleship, we refer to Friday, Nov. 23 as Black Dragon Friday!
During WWII, because of the ship’s dark painted hull and when she fired her guns it looked like she was breathing fire, the Battleship earned the nickname “The Black Dragon.”
On Friday, Nov. 23, the Battleship Gift Shop will celebrate “Black Dragon Friday.” Guests will get an extra 10% off all purchases that day at the Gift Shop, open from 10am to 4pm. The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Dragon Friday from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship will be closed for tours on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 22. Have a safe and happy holiday!
Get some great deals and help the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial, on #CyberMonday. Deals include:
CYBER MONDAY SPECIALS:
Item Regular Price Sale Price Discount
BB-62 Warship Pictorial Book $19.99 $14.99 25%
Typhoon Cobra Snow Globe $18.69 $14.99 ` 20%
Jim Flood’s Subic Bay Lithograph $39.99 $29.99 25%
Plush Seagull with Sailor Hat $14.99 $12.49 17%
Teak and Steel Knife $400.00 $340.00 15%
Teak and Glass Sculpture $62.00 $49.99 19%
75th Anniversary T-Shirt (S,M,L,XL) $20.00 $15.00 25%
75th Anniversary T-Shirt (2XL, 3XL) $25.00 $20.00 20%
75th Anniversary Key Chain $7.99 $2.99 63%
75th Anniversary Hat w/Scrambled Eggs $30.00 $25.00 17%
75th Anniversary Hat w/Plain Bill $25.00 $20.00 20%
BB-62 Logo Pewter Coaster $19.99 $9.99 50%
Marine Logo Pewter Coaster $17.99 $9.99 45%
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.
Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday, which will be Nov. 27, 2018, kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.
The Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, needs your help! Please consider making a donation to the Battleship. You can make a donation or learn more about the many programs at the Battleship at www.battleshipnewjersey.org
All veterans are invited to attend a special ceremony to remember the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, presented by the Camden and Gloucester County Freeholders, at 10:00am on Friday, Dec. 7.
The ceremony, which will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship, will feature keynote remarks, musical performances, a 21 Gun Salute by Marine Corps League 1775 Detachment, salutes to veterans and a wreath presentation to remember those killed in the Pearl Harbor attack.
The event is free to attend and there will also be complimentary coffee and hot chocolate, courtesy of the Camden County Canteen. Free parking is available at lot #1, across from the BB&T Pavilion, courtesy of the Camden Parking Authority. Free shuttle service from Lot #1 to the Battleship will be provided by South Jersey Transportation Authority.
“Christmas 1945” is the bestselling non-fiction book from author Matthew R. Litt. In December 1945, WWII was finally over and the country was ready to celebrate after four dark holiday seasons. This book tells the true stories of “Christmas 1945 – the Greatest Celebration in American History.” Some stories will make you smile, some will make you cry – all will restore your American and holiday spirit and your faith in humankind.
Meet author Matthew Litt, who will talk about the book, in the Officers’ Wardroom of the Battleship on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 11am to 12:30pm. Matthew will also have books available for sale and will sign any book purchased.
This event is free to attend with a tour of the Battleship.
Matthew has appeared on countless television and radio shows, and in Time magazine to discuss “Christmas 1945.” He has been invited to speak to large groups and small groups, using the true stories from “Christmas 1945” to raise everyone’s holiday & American spirit! The book and presentation are secular, focusing on history and humankind rather than religion.
Matthew is also a practicing attorney and a professional speaker who travels the country lecturing on the art and science of persuasive writing.
The Battleship is open for tours from 9:30am to 3pm every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, through December 31. The Battleship will be open on weekends from 9:30am to 3pm in January and February. The Battleship is closed for tours on New Year’s Day.
The Battleship will be closed for tours on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas!
The Battleship will re-open for tours on Dec. 26 and will be open for tours through Dec. 31 from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 9:30am to 3pm in January.