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.

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.

Dec
16
Fri
Battleship Cigars Launch Party @ Lit Cigar Lounge
Dec 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Battleship Cigars Launch Party @ Lit Cigar Lounge

Battleship Cigars are coming back — this time better and tastier than ever!  The new cigars, produced by Cubanacan, will soon be available at the Battleship’s Cafe Store, on the Battleship website and at Lit Cigar Lounge in Swedesboro, NJ.   A portion of every cigar sold will be donated to help the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

To kick off the return of Battleship Cigars, we’re having a free launch party at Lit Cigar Lounge on Friday, Dec. 16 at 6pm.  Be the first to purchase Battleship Cigars.  Plus we’ll have samples of Battleship Rum,  other Cubanacan cigars, cigar rollers, some food appetizers and other giveaways.  All for free!

Let’s light one up for the Battleship!  See you on Friday, Dec. 16 at Lit Cigar Lounge!

Dec
17
Sat
Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy breakfast served from the Battleship’s Chowline, take a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus! The annual Breakfast with Santa aboard the Battleship, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 17  from 9am to 11am.

Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast served from the Chowline, the same way it was served to sailors of the USS New Jersey.

We’ll also have some fun activities for kids and all guests can enter to win some great prizes. Guests will also meet Santa and have their photo taken with him aboard the Big J! At the end of the breakfast, all guests can experience a Fire Power tour of the Battleship!

Tickets are $24 for children 12 and under and $28 for adults. Active military families will pay just $15 per person. Battleship members get a 20% discount.

For tickets, click here: http://tiny.cc/BreakfastwSanta

63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/tickets?tab=2&txobjid=7c04c6b3-c388-488f-8cdc-3b4edefdca54 

Dec
23
Fri
CANCELLED: Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CANCELLED:  Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Due to forecasted bad weather for Friday, Dec. 23, the Battleship has cancelled the Twilight Tour scheduled for 6pm.

Tickets are available for the Twilight Adult Tour scheduled for Jan. 20 at 6pm.

 

TWILIGHT ADULT TOUR

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This tour, led by the Battleship’s Curatorial team, will show off Sailor Art and allow guests to experience a range of stories, including the Playboy Bunny’s visit to the USS New Jersey. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck!

  • Members: Register then sign-in above and you will see your discount in the cart at checkout.
  • YOU MUST BE OVER 21 YEARS OLD

Admission is $40

$20 for Battleship NJ Members

For tickets, click:

https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/page.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=3f0b784e-2f26-4f78-8acb-04e61f8a7d15

 

Dec
31
Sat
New Year’s Eve 6PM Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
New Year's Eve 6PM Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey

New Year’s Eve 6pm Fireworks, presented by Comcast Military

TICKETS $10

Watch fireworks over the Delaware River from the historic deck of the Battleship New Jersey! Enjoy music, food concessions, a cash bar for adults, and have the chance to fire a Gun Salute. Proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  Tickets are a $10 donation for the general session for both the 6pm and Midnight fireworks shows.  The Battleship will open her decks two hours prior to each show.

  • $10.00 Parking
  • NO chairs, food, or alcohol can be brought aboard
  • Tours are not part of the fireworks shows
  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your free tickets.

 

New Year’s Midnight Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm – 12:30 am
New Year's Midnight Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military

New Year’s Eve Fireworks, presented by Comcast Military

TICKETS $10

Watch fireworks over the Delaware River from the historic deck of the Battleship New Jersey! Enjoy music, food concessions, a cash bar for adults, and have the chance to fire a Gun Salute. Proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  Tickets are a $10 donation for the general session for both the 6pm and Midnight fireworks shows.  The Battleship will open her decks two hours prior to each show.

  • $10.00 Parking
  • NO chairs, food, or alcohol can be brought aboard
  • Tours are not part of the fireworks shows
  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your free tickets.

 

SOLD OUT: Admiral’s VIP New Year’s Fireworks Experience, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 2022 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 1 2023 @ 12:30 am
SOLD OUT:  Admiral's VIP New Year's Fireworks Experience, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey
The Admiral’s VIP Midnight New Year’s Fireworks Show has sold out.  Thanks to everyone who purchased a tickets for this event.  We’ll see you aboard the Battleship on Dec. 31 at 10pm!
The Battleship’s Admiral’s VIP Midnight New Year’s Fireworks show, presented by Comcast Military, includes appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks in the heated Admiral’s and Captain’s Cabins. Before the fireworks begin, we’ll bring you out to the Admiral’s and Captain’s decks to watch the fireworks!
The Battleship will open the Cabins at 10pm; fireworks will begin over the Delaware River as precisely 12am on New Year’s
It’s a  $100 donation per person for this special package, which includes free parking along Clinton St.
Jan
13
Fri
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

TWILIGHT ADULT TOUR

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This tour, led by the Battleship’s Curatorial team, will show off Sailor Art and allow guests to experience a range of stories, including the Playboy Bunny’s visit to the USS New Jersey. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck!

  • Members: Register then sign-in above and you will see your discount in the cart at checkout.
  • YOU MUST BE OVER 21 YEARS OLD

Admission is $40

$20 for Battleship NJ Members

For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108 or click:       https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit/purchase-tickets/