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.

Evening Guided Tours: Engine Room @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Engine Room @ Battleship New Jersey

Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Descend into the armored citadel of the ship for a 90-minute, family friendly, guided, walking tour of the most powerful engineering plant ever installed on a battleship. Learn how steam powered engines moved the massive ship at record breaking speeds and see the spaces crew members worked in. This hands-on walking tour is fun for all ages and allows guests to climb down seven stories into a fire room to see the huge boilers, an engine room to see the turbines and throttle wheels, and a one of the ship’s many steering positions.

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Battleship to Unveil Veterans Banners during Veterans Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 11 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Battleship to Unveil Veterans Banners during Veterans Day Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will honor our veterans with a ceremony along the promenade leading to the historic ship, where there will also be an unveiling of new banners recognizing Veterans from throughout New Jersey.  The ceremony will begin at 11am on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Battleship volunteer Nan LaCorte will start the ceremony with a rendition of the National Anthem on her bugle.  She will also perform TAPS as a memorial wreath is casted upon the Delaware River.  The ceremony is free to attend.

Veterans can also experience a tour of the Battleship for a donation of any amount on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.  The Battleship is open daily for tours from 11am to 3pm.

The new banners, sponsored by Sheet Metal Workers Union  Local 19, feature  the images of 22 Veterans and others from throughout the Garden State.  These include Adm. William F. Halsey Jr., who called the USS New Jersey his Flag Ship during WWII, WWII Medal of Honor Recipient USMC Sgt. John Basilone,  Four-Star Adm. William J. Fallon, Hilda P Griggs, member of the first and only all-African American Women’s Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and Lilian Carson, a “Rosie the Riveter” who helped build the USS New Jersey at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  Also recognized on the banner will be the Battleship’s Overnight and Gun Crew Manager, Ken Kersch, who served aboard the USS New Jersey during the Vietnam War,  Russel Collins, who served aboard the New Jersey during WWII and then volunteered on the Battleship until passing in Dec. 2017, and Bob Waters, a Navy veteran during the Korean War who also served in the Curatorial Department of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.

The banners will fly along the promenade of the Battleship for at least one year.  The Battleship plans on honoring other Veteran heroes in future years.  Guests can also request a booklet with additional details on all of the Veterans honored on the Battleship’s Promenade Banner.  The booklets will be available in the Ship’s Store.



What If? Presentation with the Curator, Ryan
Jan 8 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Members Only Event on Saturday January 8, 2021

What if Battleship New Jersey had to be reactivated in 2022? What if Battleship New Jersey had been at San Bernardino Strait when Yamato attacked Samar? Join us as Curator Ryan Szimanski answers these questions and many more during a night of high seas history! Enjoy an hour long presentation, followed by an hour of having your own pressing questions about the Battleship and naval history answered. A cash bar, snacks, and raffle will be available, with the opportunity to win a full 3-hour Curator’s Tour with Ryan (date and time pending availability).

Become a Member Starts at $40.00

Presentation Only Tickets $20 per adult

Tour with Ryan and Presentation Tickets  Add an hour-long tour with Ryan before the presentation. $100 per adult for a truly memorable experience. Spots are limited. The tour starts promptly at 3:30 PM.

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Apr 28 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Due to COVID safety, the Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner, originally scheduled for Thursday, October 7, 2021, has been rescheduled to Thursday, April 28, 2022.  All sponsorships and purchased  tickets will be applied to this new date.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this rescheduling may cause.  But we wanted to be sure to have as safe an environment as possible for this event.

The inaugural  Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner  aboard the historic ship will recognize major contributions to the areas of business, military service and public service.

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