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.
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. 7 at 3pm. 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!
The Tug-of-War is part of the annual Patriot Games — a two-day, five-event competition between teams of Cadets and the Midshipmen that takes place in various Philadelphia landmarks. Other events scheduled are a Rocky Relay, December 7 at 8:30am at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Leadership Reaction Course at the National Constitution Center at 10 AM, the Pull-Up Challenge, December 7 at noon at The Shops at Liberty Place; and the finale on Saturday, with the Stadium Obstacle Relay, December 8 at 1:15pm at Lincoln Financial Field.
The Patriot Games lead up to the annual Army vs Navy football game on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Past Tug-of-Wars at the Battleship also featured both academies’ bands, spirit squads, mascots and even an Army tank!
“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.
Experience a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship every day through the end of December from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship is a private non-profit and is not affected by the federal government’s shut down. Revenue from tours goes to the on-going support of the Battleship.
The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18, from 9:30am to 3pm in January and February.
On Friday, Dec. 28, for this one day, guests can experience a Fire Power self-guided tour for half off!
Climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun turret, track a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, experience life aboard this floating city and more — all for half-price! But that offer is for Friday, Dec. 28 only. So visit the World’s Greatest Battleship today, open for tours until 3pm.
The Battleship is open for tours from 9:30am to 3pm every day through Dec. 31. The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, MLK Day and Presidents Day in January and February.
The Battleship can open any day for a scheduled group tour, rental event or an overnight. For more information, email email@example.com or call 866-877-6262 ext 144.
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The Battleship will open her decks for guests to watch the 6 pm or Midnight SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.
We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We will open her decks two hours before each show – 4:00 pm for the 6:00 pm fireworks show and 10:00 pm for the midnight show.
Come aboard for just a $10 donation per person. All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the 6:00 pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!
Tickets are also available by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108, or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, except Christmas Day, and prior to both the 6:00 pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.
Unless there are dangerous weather conditions, the fireworks will go forward, even if it’s raining. The Battleship will have the Officers’ Wardroom and the Exhibit interior spaces pm the main deck open for guests prior to the start of the fireworks.
There are no chairs and lawn chairs are not permitted to be brought aboard the Battleship. No alcohol is permitted to be brought aboard the Battleship.
Both SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront shows are free to Battleship Members.
The Battleship is currently not accepting any new reservations for the New Year’s Overnight. Thanks to all the families that reserved their bunks! Have a great night aboard the Big J!
Families can experience the First Night of 2019 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program features dinner and breakfast served at the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to fire a saluting gun and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.
Further, at midnight, all guests can enjoy the amazing view of the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront!
The First Night overnight is $79 per person. Guests must be part of a family, which means at least one parent or guardian and one child age 6 – 17.
For reservations, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.
Eagles mascot Swoop and two members of the Eagles cheerleaders will be aboard the Battleship on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1pm to 2pm. Watch them shoot the 5-inch gun to fire up the Eagles at 1pm on Saturday. Swoop and the cheerleaders will meet guests touring the Battleship after the gun shoot until 2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. .
Come aboard and watch the gun shoot at 1pm and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders in the Officers’ Wardroom with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship. If you don’t want to tour the ship but still see the shoot and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders, you came make a donation of any amount to the ship, a non-profit museum and memorial, to come aboard. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made in the Battleship’s Ticket Office in the Visitors Center.