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.
| 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 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.
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.
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.
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. 13 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. The Patriot Games lead up to the annual Army vs Navy football game on Saturday, Dec. 14 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!
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, presented by 6ABC, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 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 $18 for children 12 and under and $24 for adults. Active military families will pay just $10 per person. Battleship members get a 20% discount.