Oct
6
Thu
Moonlight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Moonlight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Looking for a unique Halloween experience? Come learn and investigate the darker history of America’s most decorated battleship.  The Moonlight Adult Tour will launch three nights in October.

*Explore hidden, dark areas of the ship. Discover historic sailor art, some never before seen by the general public. Some works include skeletal sketches in areas around the ship and some behind oftentimes locked doors, including inside the 16-inch gun Turrets.

*Hear seldom discussed, disturbing parts of New Jersey‘s long history, including a murder, and see where the body was found.

*Stand in passageways and compartments where guests, staff, and professional ghost hunters have claimed to see apparitions.

*For $34.95, the Moonlight Package includes the tour, a Battleship New Jersey flashlight, and a cold beer/glass of wine/soft drink on the main deck after your unique evening aboard the “Black Dragon!”

Oct
7
Fri
USS Iowa Turret 2 Incident: A Technical Review @ Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
Oct 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
USS Iowa Turret 2 Incident: A Technical Review @ Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Executive Vice President & COO of the Pacific Battleship Center, Mike Getscher, will do a “Nuts and Bolts” presentation on the engineering aspects of the investigations of the USS Iowa’s Turret #2 accident that took place in April 1989. Prior to the presentation, which will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom of the Battleship New Jersey, guests can take a modified Turret II Tour of the Battleship at 6pm. Food and bar concessions will be available for purchase.
 
The price is a $20 donation for guests, $10 for Battleship New Jersey Members, staff and volunteers. For tickets, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 107.
Oct
8
Sat
Pancake Breakfast Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Pancake Breakfast Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy a delicious pancake breakfast served from the Chowline, and then enjoy a tour of the Battleship, from 10am to noon on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Just a $10 donation for veterans and members of the Battleship, $20 for students from Camden County College with ID and a $25 donation for everyone else.  For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext. 107 or 108.

Oct
15
Sat
Battleship Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Special Priced Tours, Free Posters and Cake! @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 15 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Battleship Celebrates 15th Anniversary with Special Priced Tours, Free Posters and Cake! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

On Saturday, October 15, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will celebrate 15 years of being a museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ.  The Battleship opened her legendary decks as a museum on October 15, 2001.  Since then, the Battleship has been toured, was slept on, and hosted meetings and parties for over 1.5 million people.  The Battleship has been recognized with national awards for her overnight program and volunteer services.  The Battleship was also awarded three New Jersey Governor’s Excellence Awards for Tourism and has been among Trip Advisor’s Best Rated Attractions for the past several years.

Today, the Battleship offers educational program and special pricing for school groups, special member benefits, guided tours and ceremonies for active military and veterans, meeting space for corporate and civic groups and, of course, our famed overnight program continues to host scout and youth groups from all over the world!

On Saturday, Oct. 15, the Battleship will roll back her Fire Power self-guided tour prices to just $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.  This was the price 15 years ago on Oct. 15, 2001. Every guest will also get a complimentary Battleship poster – the same one that was given to guest when the ship first open.  Further, all guests touring the Battleship are welcome to enjoy a piece of cake as we will celebrate our anniversary with a cake cutting ceremony in the Officers’ Wardroom.

The crew of the Battleship salutes all our guests who have inspired us to continue to restore the World’s Greatest Battleship and to add unique programs to educate all about the amazing history of the Battleship and her crew!

     

 

Oct
20
Thu
Moonlight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Moonlight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Looking for a unique Halloween experience? Come learn and investigate the darker history of America’s most decorated battleship.  The Moonlight Adult Tour will launch three nights in October.

*Explore hidden, dark areas of the ship. Discover historic sailor art, some never before seen by the general public. Some works include skeletal sketches in areas around the ship and some behind oftentimes locked doors, including inside the 16-inch gun Turrets.

*Hear seldom discussed, disturbing parts of New Jersey‘s long history, including a murder, and see where the body was found.

*Stand in passageways and compartments where guests, staff, and professional ghost hunters have claimed to see apparitions.

*For $34.95, the Moonlight Package includes the tour, a Battleship New Jersey flashlight, and a cold beer/glass of wine/soft drink on the main deck after your unique evening aboard the “Black Dragon!”

Oct
27
Thu
Tickets Still Available for Moonlight Adult Tour, 6pm, Thursday, Oct. 27 @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets Still Available for Moonlight Adult Tour, 6pm, Thursday, Oct. 27 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Looking for a unique Halloween experience? Come learn and investigate the darker history of America’s most decorated battleship.  The Moonlight Adult Tour will launch Thursday, October 27 at 6pm.

*Explore hidden, dark areas of the ship. Discover historic sailor art, some never before seen by the general public. Some works include skeletal sketches in areas around the ship and some behind oftentimes locked doors, including inside the 16-inch gun Turrets.

*Hear seldom discussed, disturbing parts of New Jersey‘s long history, including a murder, and see where the body was found.

*Stand in passageways and compartments where guests, staff, and professional ghost hunters have claimed to see apparitions.

*For $34.95, the Moonlight Package includes the tour, a Battleship New Jersey flashlight, and a cold beer/glass of wine/soft drink on the main deck after your unique evening aboard the “Black Dragon!”

Oct
28
Fri
Halloween Costume Party Relocated to Victor’s Pub @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 12:00 am

The Halloween Costume Party, initially scheduled to take place on the Battleship, has been relocated to Victor’s Pub, also located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ.  All tickets purchased for the party on the Battleship for this Friday evening, Oct. 28, will be accepted at Victor’s.

The Halloween Costume Party will take place from 7pm to midnight and will feature DJ and dancing, prizes, cash bar and food concessions.

 

Nov
11
Fri
Camden & Gloucester Counties Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Camden & Gloucester Counties Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Camden and Gloucester County Board of Freeholders will pay tribute to Pearl Harbor survivors and to all veterans who served and lost their lives protecting our great nation.  A ceremony will take place on the fantail of the historic Battleship New Jersey on Friday, Dec. 9 at 10:30am.

The ceremony, free to attend, will feature keynote remarks by Con. Donald Norcross, US Congress, 1st District, NJ, as well as remarks by Camden and Gloucester County Freeholders.  The Eastern Regional High School Band will perform patriotic songs, while Maria DiSciullo will sing our National Anthem, Michael McAleavy, the piper for the US Air Force, will perform Amazing Grace and bugler Greg Murphy will play TAPS.  The event will culminate with a 21 Gun Salute by the Marine Corps League 1775 Detachment.

Veterans Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Veterans Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship New Jersey will host a Veterans Day Ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship at 11am on Friday, Nov. 11. The keynote speech will be given by WWII Navy veteran and Battleship volunteer John Quinesso. Our National Anthem and TAPS will be performed by bugler and volunteer Nan LaCourte and we will also cast a wreath into the Delaware River in memory of all veterans who have passed.

The Veterans Day Ceremony is free to all guests to attend.

Nov
12
Sat
Naval Symposium Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Naval Symposium Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship will host a Naval Symposium, featuring presentations from Dr. James Holmes (photo to the left) and Dr. Michael Golda, lunch and a tour of the Battleship.

James Holmes is a professor of strategy at the Naval War College and veteran of the faculty at the University of Georgia School of Public and International Affairs. A former U.S. Navy surface warfare officer, he served as a weapons and engineering officer in the Battleship Wisconsin, engineering and firefighting instructor at the Surface Warfare Officers School Command. He was the last gunnery officer to fire a battleship’s big guns in anger.

As Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Golda is responsible for the planning and execution of the research, development, and transition of new components and integrated machinery systems for future surface vessels and undersea vehicles of the United States Navy. Dr. Golda graduated from the United States Naval Academy and retired after 30 years of service, active and Reserve. As an officer, he qualified as both a Surface Warfare Officer and an Engineering Duty Officer.  He received his Masters and PhD from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, New Jersey.  Dr. Golda joined the Naval Surface Warfare Center in 1992.

The Symposium is for ROTC students from regional colleges.  Any interested schools should contact the Battleship at groups@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Nov
18
Fri
Support the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 18 @ 9:30 am – Dec 18 @ 3:00 pm
Support the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Bring a new toy or game to the Battleship for the US Marine Corps Toys for Tots program and get a complimentary tour when you buy an adult Fire Power tour. The Battleship, open every day for tours from 9:30am to 3pm, will accept new toys and games through Sunday, Dec. 18.

Dec
7
Wed
USS New Jersey Launch Anniversary/Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
USS New Jersey Launch Anniversary/Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
The Battleship will remember the anniversary of the launch of the ship and the anniversary of the attack of Pearl Harbor with a ceremony on the forecastle (forwarded deck) of the Battleship at 10am on Wednesday, Dec. 7.  Capt. Walt Urban, USN (ret) will host the ceremony, which will also feature remarks by Dr. Michael Golda, Chief Technology Officer, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Philadelphia Division.  A memorial wreath will be cast upon the River to remember those that passed in the Pearl Harbor attack and who served aboard the USS New Jersey.
 The ceremony is free for all to attend.
Dec
9
Fri
Camden & Gloucester Counties Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 9 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Camden & Gloucester Counties Pearl Harbor Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
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 10:30am on Friday, Dec. 9.
 The ceremony, which will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship, will feature keynote remarks by Con. Donald Norcross, 1st District, NJ, musical performances by Eastern High School Band, singer Maria DiSciullo, and bugler Greg Murphy, 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, hot chocolate and donuts, courtesy of the Camden County Canteen.  Free parking in lot #1 across from the BB&T Pavilion and shuttle service will be available.
Dec
10
Sat
Breakfast with Santa Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Families can enjoy a delicious hot breakfast served chowline-style at the crew’s galley, a self-guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to win some great prizes, and the opportunity to meet and get your photo with Santa — all aboard the Battleship!  The Breakfast with Santa, presented by 6ABC, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 9am.

Tickets are $18 for kids under 12, and $24 for adults. Members of the Battleship can receive 20% off the Breakfast. Active military families can buy a ticket for just $10.00 per person! To reserve your tickets, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 107, or email: groups@battleshipnewjersey.org.

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Watch the Parade of Lights from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Watch the Parade of Lights from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Come aboard the Battleship to watch a parade of boats decorated for the holiday season with music, lights and lots of fun for the entire family. For the first time ever, the parade route is extended and boats will pass the Battleship New Jersey on the Camden Waterfront!  The boats will then cruise by Winterfest on Penn’s Landing and loop back around to the Independence Seaport Museum.  Guests can enjoy holiday music, narration by Steve Nikazy and even food and bar concessions on the deck of the Battleship!

To come aboard for the Parade of Lights, you can take a Fire Power tour, which will be available until 5pm on Dec. 10, or make a $10 donation at the Ticket Office, open until 5:30pm on Dec. 10.