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 serve as a drop off location for guests to bring in food items to support Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger to raise food donations for Philabundance to help our community.
Guests who bring in needed items to the Battleship will get a coupon for 20% off a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship.
Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna or meat, canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups and stew, oatmeal and breakfast cereal, whole grain pasta, 100% juice in cans, rice, boxed non-refrigerated milk and cooking oil. A container for items is located in the Battleship’s Visitors Center.
The Battleship will collect items now through the end of the program on Nov. 11
MOONLIGHT ADULT TOUR
Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This spooky 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.
All guests will get a free Battleship mini-flashlight to help guide their way. Guests can also enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour. Must be over 21 years or older.
Admission is $40
$20 for Battleship NJ Members
A second Moonlight Tour is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 28 at 6pm.
Ring the Bell, it Tastes like Miller Time in Philadelphia. Join us on the Battleship New Jersey at 12:30 to toast the Phillies before game 1!!! Limit 1 Miller Lite beer per person. Must be 21+ to join, Celebrate Responsibly.
The Toast for the Phillies will take place on the ship’s fantail. The historic 5-inch gun will be fired at the conclusion of the toast!
Tours of the Battleship are not part of this event, but can be purchased in at our Ticket Office. The Battleship is open for tours from 10am to 4pm.
Saturday, October 29, 1pm to 5pm
The Battleship and Two Bridges Trail have teamed up to present the inaugural NJ Distilled Spirits Festival!
Sample mixed drinks of spirits distilled in distilleries throughout the Garden State! We’ll also have tours, music and food concessions.
Guests can learn their future with free readings from a Tarot Card Reader. We’re even giving a basket of Spirits to the Best Halloween Costume
Any guests who also brings in a packaged food item for WMMR’s Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger, can get a free Two Bridges Tumbler. Plus you’ll be helping to feed our community!
New Jersey distilleries who will participate in the festival, include:
- Pine Tavern Distillery
- Independent Spirits
- Striped Lion Distilling
- Mission Spirits
- Little Water Distillery
- Cape May Distillery
- Jersey Spirits
- Sourland Mountain Spirits
$50 donation per adult.
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This is a 21 and over event.
All Deck-to-Deck Tours will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M.
Available these select dates: 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.
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.
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 light refreshments. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.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.
You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud to purchase tickets.
The Battleship will salute our veterans with a ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at 11am. Due to forecasted bad weather, the ceremony has been moved inside to the Officers’ Wardroom. The ceremony is free for all to attend.
The ceremony will be MCed by Capt. Walt Urban, USNR (ret), with keynote remarks from author and military historian John Siegfried, and a talk on available resources for vets from Ted Gallagher of Camden County Veterans Affairs. The Battleship will remember veterans who have passed with the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River. We’ll celebrate our veterans with cake after the ceremony.
John Siegfried will also have copies of his book, “No Greater Love, The Story of Michael Crescenz, Philadelphia’s Only Medal of Honor Recipient from the Vietnam War,” available after the ceremony and throughout the afternoon in the Officers Wardroom. Mr. Siegfried will be available to sign books.
In addition to the “Story of Michael Crescenz,” Mr. Siedfried’s works also include “Six Degrees of the Bracelet: Vietnam’s Continuing Grip,” released 11/11/11, and soon-to-be released “A Wolf Remembered: Story of Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Jon Cavaiani ” and current book, “Corps Vet. The Memoirs of Lt.General Ronald Coleman USMC.” Mr. Siegfried is also working on “The New Agent Orange: Comparing Vietnam Vets Presumptive Diseases with Gulf War Syndromes and Sicknesses,” which is due for release in early 2023. Mr. Siegfried graduated US Army War College 2012 and St. Joseph’s College. Phila. 1975.
To further honor our veterans on Veterans Day, all vets can enjoy a tour of the Battleship for an admission of a donation of any amount.
Thank you, veterans, for your service!
Salute a Veterans and fire a salute from the Battleship’s Saluting Gun on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 from 12pm to 2pm.
Jut a $50 donation to fire a salute!
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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.
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For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108
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.