Event dining on the Battleship New Jersey

 

The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.

Oct
20
Thu
Battleship to Serve as Drop Off Point for Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 20 @ 11:00 am – Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm
Battleship to Serve as Drop Off Point for Preston and Steve's Camp Out for Hunger @ Battleship New Jersey

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

 

Oct
29
Sat
Halloween Treats at the Battleship This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm
Halloween Treats at the Battleship This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey

To celebrate Halloween, kids can enjoy treats at the Battleship Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Halloween. with a tour of the Battleship!

Candy, courtesy of Telman Hospitality, will be available in the Black Dragon Cafe.

The Battleship is open for tours from 10am to 4pm.

NJ Spirits Festival Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NJ Spirits Festival Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

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.

Purchase your tickets now at

two-bridges.ticketleap.com/battleship-nj-spirits-fest/ 

This is a 21 and over event.

Nov
5
Sat
Deck-to-Deck Tour
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Deck-to-Deck Tour

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.

Submarine Becuna

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.

Cruiser Olympia

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 tickets@battleshipnewjersey.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.

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud to purchase tickets.

Nov
11
Fri
Tours for Vets on Veterans Day for a Donation of Any Amount @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tours for Vets on Veterans Day for a Donation of Any Amount @ Battleship New Jersey

Thanks to all veterans!

Please enjoy a tour of the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Nov. 11 from 10am to 4pm for a donation of any amount!

The Battleship will also hold a free ceremony to honor our veterans on the fantail (tented  rear deck) at 11am on Friday, Nov. 11.

Veterans Day Ceremony on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Veterans Day Ceremony on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

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!

Fire a Salute from the Battleship’s Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fire a Salute from the Battleship's Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

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!

Purchase a ticket by clicking:

Fire a Salute! 

Or call 866-877-6262 x108 or stop by our Ticket Office on Saturday to donate to pull the trigger!

 

 

Nov
19
Sat
Quieter Reveille Tour Available for Families with Autistic Members @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 19 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am
Quieter Reveille Tour Available for Families with Autistic Members @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will offer a special Reveille relaxed tour, suitable for families with autistic members, during the pre-public opening hours of 8:00am to 10:00am on Saturday, July 10.
This quieter museum experience, will also feature additional hands-on programs and a modified tour route will be available to those wishing to avoid the battleship’s stairs. A quiet room will be open to any that wish to use it.
Nov
22
Tue
Toys for Tots @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – Dec 18 @ 4:00 pm
Toys for Tots @ Battleship New Jersey

Help kids in our community this Holiday Season!

Bring in a new toy or game for the US Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program, and we’ll give you 20% off a tour of the Battleship New Jersey.

We’ll collect toys in the Visitors Center through Sunday, Dec. 18.

Thanks for helping our community!

Nov
24
Thu
Happy Thanksgiving! Battleship Closed for Tours on Thursday, Nov. 24 @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Happy Thanksgiving!  Battleship Closed for Tours on Thursday, Nov. 24 @ Battleship New Jersey
Happy Thanksgiving!
The Battleship New Jersey will be closed for tours on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 24.
Wishing you and your family a safe and happy holiday!
Nov
25
Fri
Black Dragon Friday @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Black Dragon Friday @ Battleship New Jersey
On the Battleship New Jersey, the Friday after Thanksgiving. Nov. 25, is known as “Black Dragon Friday.”
During World War II, the USS New Jersey was nicknamed the “Black Dragon” because of her dark hull and when she fired her 16-inch projectiles, she looked like she was spitting fire.
So instead of Black Friday, we celebrate “Black Dragon Friday” on Nov. 25. And you can celebrate too! All merchandise in our Cafe Store will be available for an additional 10% discount!
And a happy and safe Thanksgiving. To celebrate the holiday, the ship will be closed for tours on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24.
Happy Holidays from the Big J!
Dec
7
Wed
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will join forces with Camden and Gloucester counties to pay tribute to Pearl Harbor survivors and to all veterans who served and their their lives protecting our great nation.

A ceremony will take place on the Battleship’s fantail (tented rear deck) on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 10am.  VIPs, live music from Eastern High School Marching Band and a memorial wreath presentation will be featured at this ceremony, which is free for all guests to attend.

For more information, contact Camden County Office of Veteran Affairs at 856-374-5801.

Dec
9
Fri
Patriot Games: Army vs. Navy Tug-of-War at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 9 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Patriot Games: Army vs. Navy Tug-of-War at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Cadets from Army will face off with the Midshipmen from Navy during a Tug-of-War competition on the pier of the Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 9 at 1:30pm. Guests are welcome to attend the competition for free on the pier.

Tour the Battleship before the contest and watch the event from the decks of the ship!

On Saturday, December 10, the Army-Navy Game will return to Philadelphia for the 90th time in the rivalry’s 123-year history. The game kicks off at Lincoln Financial Field as the United States Military Academy (USMA) and the United States Naval Academy (USNA) face-off in America’s Game.

The city anticipates a large influx of more than 50,000 visitors, who will consume more than 31,000 hotel room nights. The weekend also serves as a platform for promoting Philadelphia to millions on national television and the sellout crowd of nearly 70,000 fans that attend the game.

“Army-Navy weekend is all about celebrating America’s armed forces and their service to our country,” said Gregg Caren, president and CEO of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau. “We are honored to welcome military families to Philadelphia for the game weekend and to recognize the sacrifices they have made for our nation.”

“The entire city will be electric all weekend as we welcome fans from around the country,” said Larry Needle, executive director of PHL Sports. “This is the 90th year we have had the privilege to host the Academies, and we’re incredibly proud of the legacy we’ve created together.”

In addition to the Academies, the weekend is produced by a number of local partners, including PHL Sports, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), the City of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Eagles.
While the Army-Navy Game is the weekend’s focal point, there are events and activities throughout the city leading up to kickoff:
Friday, December 9

Patriot Games: A two-day, five-event competition between teams of Cadets and Midshipmen – with a series of events at various Philadelphia-area landmarks. The Patriot Games are comprised of:
• The Rocky Relay (December 9, 8:30 a.m., Steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art)
• Leadership Reaction Course (December 9, 10:00 a.m., Independence Visitor Center)
• Pull-Up Challenge (December 9, 12:00 p.m., The Shops at Liberty Place)
• Tug of War (December 9, 1:30 p.m., USS New Jersey Battleship)

Army-Navy Pep Rally: Serving as the official kickoff, The Shops at Liberty Place will play host to the Army-Navy Pep Rally at 12 p.m. on Friday, December 9, where spectators will get fired up with performances by the Academies’ cheerleader squads and pep bands.
Assembly Day with Operation Gratitude: At the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Friday, December 9 from 1:30 pm – 3:30 p.m., volunteers will assemble 2,000 care packages to be sent to U.S. troops. The public can sign up to volunteer in Assembly Day here.
Gala: At the Pennsylvania Convention Center Grand Hall from 6:30 – 10 p.m., Philadelphia welcomes the Academies, and all of the game partners to celebrate ahead of game day with a sit-down dinner and gala. Mayor Jim Kenney and the Academy Superintendents will offer remarks. This event is closed to the public, but open to media.

Saturday, December 10 *Denotes game day ticket required

Red, White & You: The PHLCVB Foundation’s Red, White & You Community Outreach Program supports legacy projects surrounding the Army-Navy Game, impacting young people and the men and women of our military. The program will welcome 350 JROTC members from the Philadelphia and Camden School Districts to the Army-Navy Game, as well as partner with the Travis Manion Foundation in hosting Wounded Warriors and Gold Star families.

Exclusive Fan Tailgate: On game day, Saturday, December 10, from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., fans can beat the cold by getting fired up at the Army-Navy Tailgate, located inside Citizens Bank Park’s Hall of Fame Club, across the street from Lincoln Financial Field. Fans can purchase tickets to the tailgate, available through December 5, online here.

Army-Navy Fan Fest*: Ahead of kickoff on Saturday, November 10, Fan Fest will take place inside of the stadium at Lincoln Financial Field’s HeadHouse Plaza (gates open at 11 a.m.), with live music, games, face painting and giveaways.

March-On*: Time-honored tradition in which the entire Corps of Cadets and Brigade of Midshipmen “march-on” to the field ahead of kickoff to honor their respective teams, starting at 12:15 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.

Stadium Obstacle Relay*: The final leg of the Patriot Games takes place at 1:15 p.m. on the field.

123rd Army-Navy Game*: America’s Game kicks off at 3:10 p.m. at Lincoln Financial Field.

For more information on all Army-Navy Weekend activities, visit DiscoverPHL.com.

About PHL Sports:
PHL Sports, a business development division of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau, seeks to attract major sporting events and conventions to the Philadelphia area. PHL Sports, working in conjunction with the City of Philadelphia, the city’s professional teams and universities, has attracted many events to the city and is currently working on bids for future sporting events. To learn more, visit www.DiscoverPHL.com/Sports.

 

Dec
10
Sat
Army v. Navy Watch Party on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 10 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Army v. Navy Watch Party on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Veteran Alumni of Rutgers University is inviting all veterans and patriots to a Army Navy Football Game Watch Party on the Battleship New Jersey.  Join us on the Battleship for a great time on December 10th starting at 2 pm.

Then watch the game, which will be shown on the Battleship’s fantail (tented heated rear deck) .  Snacks will be available for purchase and bar service will be available.

A $10 donation gets you into the fantail to watch the game.   For a $20 donation you can add on a a self-guided tour of the Battleship prior to kick-off at 3:30pm.

 

Dec
14
Wed
Holiday Model Railroad Display @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – Dec 27 @ 3:00 pm
Holiday Model Railroad Display @ Battleship New Jersey

Holiday Model Railroad Display is coming back to the Battleship!

Beginning Wednesday, Dec. 14, experience a model railroad village in the Officers’ Wardroom.  This display, courtesy of the South Jersey Garden Railway Society (SJGRS), will be free to experience with a tour of the Battleship.