The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
The Battleship New Jersey will serve as a drop off location for guests to bring in food items to support Preston and Steve’s Camp Out for Hunger to raise food donations for Philabundance to help our community.
Guests who bring in needed items to the Battleship will get a coupon for 20% off a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship.
Items needed include peanut butter, jelly, canned tuna or meat, canned fruits and vegetables, canned soups and stew, oatmeal and breakfast cereal, whole grain pasta, 100% juice in cans, rice, boxed non-refrigerated milk and cooking oil. A container for items is located in the Battleship’s Visitors Center.
The Battleship will collect items now through the end of the program on Nov. 11
All Deck-to-Deck Tours will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M.
Available these select dates: March 4, April 1, May 6, June 3, July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, and November 4
Did you know there are nearly 100 years of naval history along the Delaware River? Join the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum for a Deck-to-Deck Tour, where you’ll be able to explore history up close through guided experiences aboard three remarkable ships, prime examples of naval ingenuity:
The Battleship New Jersey
America’s most decorated battleship, she was launched on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and went on to earn distinction during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and conflicts in the Middle East. Beginning with her design in 1938 and ending with her final decommissioning in 1991, Battleship New Jersey has a service record that spans more than half the 20th century.
A Balao-class submarine that served during World War II and the Cold War. She was modernized in 1951 as part of the GUPPY Program, her modifications marking her as a GUPPY 1A type submarine. “Becky” is the only remaining example of a GUPPY 1A type submarine still in existence today.
The oldest floating steel warship in the world and rose to prominence as Commodore George Dewey’s flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. She bore witness to great changes within the Navy and the United States as a whole during her time in service, and finished her career by bringing the Unknown Soldier home from France in 1921 after the end of World War I before being decommissioned for the final time in 1922.
The Deck-to-Deck Tour includes three hours of touring aboard these historic vessels, as well as light refreshments. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at email@example.com or call us at (866) 877-6262 Ext. 108.
The safety of guests and staff is of the utmost importance. We are following all local mandates as it relates to COVID-19. We request that guests follow all COVID-19 guidelines required by the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum.
You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud to purchase tickets.
The Battleship will salute our veterans with a ceremony on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11 at 11am. Due to forecasted bad weather, the ceremony has been moved inside to the Officers’ Wardroom. The ceremony is free for all to attend.
The ceremony will be MCed by Capt. Walt Urban, USNR (ret), with keynote remarks from author and military historian John Siegfried, and a talk on available resources for vets from Ted Gallagher of Camden County Veterans Affairs. The Battleship will remember veterans who have passed with the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River. We’ll celebrate our veterans with cake after the ceremony.
John Siegfried will also have copies of his book, “No Greater Love, The Story of Michael Crescenz, Philadelphia’s Only Medal of Honor Recipient from the Vietnam War,” available after the ceremony and throughout the afternoon in the Officers Wardroom. Mr. Siegfried will be available to sign books.
In addition to the “Story of Michael Crescenz,” Mr. Siedfried’s works also include “Six Degrees of the Bracelet: Vietnam’s Continuing Grip,” released 11/11/11, and soon-to-be released “A Wolf Remembered: Story of Medal of Honor Recipient Sergeant Major Jon Cavaiani ” and current book, “Corps Vet. The Memoirs of Lt.General Ronald Coleman USMC.” Mr. Siegfried is also working on “The New Agent Orange: Comparing Vietnam Vets Presumptive Diseases with Gulf War Syndromes and Sicknesses,” which is due for release in early 2023. Mr. Siegfried graduated US Army War College 2012 and St. Joseph’s College. Phila. 1975.
To further honor our veterans on Veterans Day, all vets can enjoy a tour of the Battleship for an admission of a donation of any amount.
Thank you, veterans, for your service!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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
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