Nov
19
Tue
Give to Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm
Give to Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Help a child in the area enjoy a nicer Christmas!  The Battleship is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Program.  People who bring in a new toy or game to donate to Toys for Tots can get a free self-guided tour with the purchase of an adult tour.
The program will run through Dec. 20.  So bring in your new toys and games, and give a child in the area a better Holiday Season
Nov
23
Sat
Touch History: Admirals @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Touch History:  Admirals @ Battleship New Jersey
 The Battleship’s Touch History theme for November is Admirals.

Of the many Admirals that broke their flag on the ship over the years, the most famous is Bull Halsey who commanded the Third Fleet from the battleship during parts of World War II.

Try on an Admiral’s jacket and hat, look through the cruisebooks and see how the ship’s crew saw their admirals, and read in his own words what the ship’s last admiral, J. Paul Reason, thought about the navy.

Build a Propeller-Powered Vehicle During Weekends in November @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Build a Propeller-Powered Vehicle During Weekends in November @ Battleship New Jersey
Build a propeller powered vehicle with our educators every Saturday and Sunday in November!  Each vehicle will be individually engineered and you will have to master gravity, aerodynamics, and more to race your vehicle against your competitors!

This program is free for all guests taking self-guided tours and will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Nov
24
Sun
Touch History: Admirals @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 24 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Touch History:  Admirals @ Battleship New Jersey
 The Battleship’s Touch History theme for November is Admirals.

Of the many Admirals that broke their flag on the ship over the years, the most famous is Bull Halsey who commanded the Third Fleet from the battleship during parts of World War II.

Try on an Admiral’s jacket and hat, look through the cruisebooks and see how the ship’s crew saw their admirals, and read in his own words what the ship’s last admiral, J. Paul Reason, thought about the navy.

Build a Propeller-Powered Vehicle During Weekends in November @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 24 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Build a Propeller-Powered Vehicle During Weekends in November @ Battleship New Jersey
Build a propeller powered vehicle with our educators every Saturday and Sunday in November!  Each vehicle will be individually engineered and you will have to master gravity, aerodynamics, and more to race your vehicle against your competitors!

This program is free for all guests taking self-guided tours and will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Nov
28
Thu
Closed for Tours on Thanksgiving @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 28 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

The Battleship will be closed for tours and all activities on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28.

The Battleship will open for tours and offer special discounts in the Ship’s Store on Black “Dragon” Friday, Nov. 29.  Tours will be available from 9:30am to 3pm.

Enjoy a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday!

Nov
29
Fri
Save 10% on All Merchandise on Black Dragon Friday. Nov. 29 @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Save 10% on All Merchandise on Black Dragon Friday. Nov. 29 @ Battleship New Jersey
You may know the shopping day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, but on the Battleship, we refer to Friday, Nov. 29 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. 29, 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. 28.  Have a nice and safe holiday!
Steam to Speed Engineering Tour Added on Friday, Nov. 29 @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Steam to Speed Engineering Tour Added on Friday, Nov. 29 @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience the Steam to Speed Engineering Tour on Black Dragon Friday!  The newest guided tour of the Battleship has been added on Friday, Nov. 29 at 1pm.

Guests can walk down Broadway en route to the Boiler Room and Fire Room.  This interactive tour shows how the crew converted steam to speed.

On Black Dragon Friday, guests can enjoy an additional 10% off any purchase in the Ship’s Store.

Steam to Speed Engineering Tour also launch Saturday and Sundays at 1pm through Dec. 31.  Beginning in January 2020, the Engineering Tour will begin at 11am.

Nov
30
Sat
Touch History: Admirals @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 30 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Touch History:  Admirals @ Battleship New Jersey
 The Battleship’s Touch History theme for November is Admirals.

Of the many Admirals that broke their flag on the ship over the years, the most famous is Bull Halsey who commanded the Third Fleet from the battleship during parts of World War II.

Try on an Admiral’s jacket and hat, look through the cruisebooks and see how the ship’s crew saw their admirals, and read in his own words what the ship’s last admiral, J. Paul Reason, thought about the navy.

Build a Propeller-Powered Vehicle During Weekends in November @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 30 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Build a Propeller-Powered Vehicle During Weekends in November @ Battleship New Jersey
Build a propeller powered vehicle with our educators every Saturday and Sunday in November!  Each vehicle will be individually engineered and you will have to master gravity, aerodynamics, and more to race your vehicle against your competitors!

This program is free for all guests taking self-guided tours and will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom from 10:00am – 3:00pm.

Dec
5
Thu
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 5 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Building History in December:  Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
December 7, 1942, the Battleship New Jersey is launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard, kissing New Jersey as it does. The ship’s construction was a combination of both riveting and welding. The Navy Yard employed 500 female welders in 1943 alone, and a third of all workers at the Navy Yard resided on this side of the river.
Channel your inner Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder and try pop riveting and soldering with our educators during Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Dec
6
Fri
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

The Camden County Freeholder Board and Gloucester County Freeholder Board will mark the 78th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.

“Each year we gather to honor those who served and lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on the fateful day that threw the U.S. into World War II,” said Freeholder Bill Moen. “The Freeholder Board invites all county residents to the Battleship to reflect on the contributions of the men and women, past and present, who have faithfully served our nation.”

The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.

https://www.camdencounty.com/event/pearl-harbor-day-commemoration/

Dec
7
Sat
Ceremony for the Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ceremony for the Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey will celebrate the 77th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey with a free ceremony in the Officers’ Wardroom at 10am on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Curator Ryan Szimanski will do a historical overview of the launch at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 1942 of our nation’s largest battleship.  Volunteer Nan LaCorte will begin the ceremony with the performance of our National Anthem on bugle.  All guests can enjoy a piece of cake at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Building History in December:  Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
December 7, 1942, the Battleship New Jersey is launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard, kissing New Jersey as it does. The ship’s construction was a combination of both riveting and welding. The Navy Yard employed 500 female welders in 1943 alone, and a third of all workers at the Navy Yard resided on this side of the river.
Channel your inner Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder and try pop riveting and soldering with our educators during Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Dec
8
Sun
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 8 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Building History in December:  Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
December 7, 1942, the Battleship New Jersey is launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard, kissing New Jersey as it does. The ship’s construction was a combination of both riveting and welding. The Navy Yard employed 500 female welders in 1943 alone, and a third of all workers at the Navy Yard resided on this side of the river.
Channel your inner Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder and try pop riveting and soldering with our educators during Saturdays and Sundays in December.