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
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!

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
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 Midnight General Session Fireworks
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm – 12:30 am
New Year's Midnight General Session Fireworks

New Year’s Eve Midnight Fireworks

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 at 10pm prior to the show.

  • 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.

 

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/

 

Jan
16
Mon
Free Class on USS Mason for School Groups Through February @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 16 @ 9:30 am – 9:45 am
Free Class on USS Mason for School Groups Through February @ Battleship New Jersey

Free Class on USS Mason

School classes that schedule a guided tour of the Battleship in January or February can get a free onboard class on the USS Mason, a predominantly African-American crew and a historic example of integration by the Navy.

Did you know that the USS New Jersey had the privilege of being commanded by the first African-American Admiral in the U.S. Navy.

In 1996, Admiral J. Paul Reason was awarded the rank of 4-star admiral, making him the first Black admiral in the U.S. Navy.

Joseph Paul Reason, the last admiral to break his flag onboard New Jersey, was born in Washington DC in 1941 to academic parents. He was an accomplished student and was accepted to the Naval Academy Class of 1965. Following graduation, he had his first sea duty assignment, returned to shore for successive nuclear power schools and training, and again returned to sea duty in 1968 during the Vietnam War.

After a number of sea and shore assignments in the early 1970s, Reason was assigned as Naval Aide to the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, in 1976. By 1991, he had attained the rank of rear admiral and made New Jersey his flagship during operations in the Pacific commanding Battle Group Romeo.

To reserve your group tour and class, call 866-877-6262 x144 or email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org

Open for Tours on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open for Tours on Martin Luther King Day, Monday, Jan. 16 @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will be open for self-guided, walk-up tours on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16 from 10am to 4pm.

Climb inside the massive 16-inch gun turret, experience this floating city at sea, earn how captains and  crew lived aboard the ship and more.

The Battleship will also offer a guided tour at 12pm.  Purchase your ticket online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org/purchase

 

 

Jan
28
Sat
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 28 @ 10:00 am – Feb 26 @ 4:00 pm
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Save money on a self-guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey and help the hungry in our community!
 
Beginning on Saturday, January 27 and during Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, through Sunday, February  26,  bring in  in an unopened can of soup and we’ll give you a 20% discount on a self-guided tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship!  
 
All cans of soup will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey.
The Battleship will be open for walk-up, self-guided tours Saturdays, Sundays, and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, from 10am to 4pm.
Feb
11
Sat
Meet Drachinifel on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Meet Drachinifel on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Historian, engineer, and YouTube presenter, Drachinifel, will be on board  the Battleship New Jersey to meet fans from 10am to 11am on Saturday, February 11.

A native of Great Britain, this will be his second time aboard the Battleship. Drach hosts the most successful naval history channel on YouTube. He puts out multiple video documentaries every week from five-minute warship guides to full-length, in-depth dives into particular topics for his 400,000 subscribers.

The meet-and-greet with Drachinifel is free with the purchase of a tour ticket to the Battleship.

Miller Lite Toast to the Eagles! @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 11 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
Miller Lite Toast to the Eagles! @ Battleship New Jersey

Tastes Like Miller Time on the Battleship New Jersey!

Join us Saturday Feb. 11th at 12 noon to toast the Eagles in the big game!!!  A free Miller Lite to every adult!  We’ll toast to an Eagles victory on the ship’s historic fantail deck and then fire the Battleship’s 5-inch gun!

Free event!  Add on a tour of our nation’s most decorated battleship!  Open for tours from 10am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20.

FLY EAGLES FLY #TasteLikeMillerTimeNJ

Feb
15
Wed
Home Group Tours Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Home Group Tours Day @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship offers specific days for home school groups to experience a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship.  The next scheduled Home School Day is April 22.

Home School groups can also schedule a tour any day and time — just like a school group.  For just $12 per person, our tour guides will lead your group through the Battleship.  We can also add on classes, lunches and all the options available to school groups.

To schedule a home school group tour of the Battleship, email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Feb
18
Sat
Battleship University @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Battleship University @ Battleship New Jersey

Join the museum’s curator, Ryan Szimanski, and other Battleship experts on Saturday, Feb. 18 for a day-long class on what it was like to serve on an American battleship.

Battleship University is fun and educational experience, which will include eight hours of walking tours of different parts of the ship and classroom programs, including spaces only the curator can take you to. From learning how the gun crew manned the 16-inch guns to firing a 5-inch gun and walking through the engineering plant with a Navy trained Boiler Technician, to a class on how to identify different types of World War II and modern warships, this is the most in-depth tour of an Iowa-class battleship you can get.

The price is a $350 donation per person.

This is a members-only program and has a limited capacity. Members will receive an email with a link to the registration page with more details and a code that will allow you to sign up. Not a member yet? Visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/membership to join.

US Navy’s First African-American Admiral Commanded the New Jersey
Feb 18 @ 4:40 pm – 5:40 pm
US Navy's First African-American Admiral Commanded the New Jersey

Did you know that the USS New Jersey had the privilege of being commanded by the first African-American Admiral in the U.S. Navy.

In 1996, Admiral J. Paul Reason was awarded the rank of 4-star admiral, making him the first Black admiral in the U.S. Navy.

Joseph Paul Reason, the last admiral to break his flag onboard New Jersey, was born in Washington DC in 1941 to academic parents. He was an accomplished student and was accepted to the Naval Academy Class of 1965. Following graduation, he had his first sea duty assignment, returned to shore for successive nuclear power schools and training, and again returned to sea duty in 1968 during the Vietnam War.

After a number of sea and shore assignments in the early 1970s, Reason was assigned as Naval Aide to the President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, in 1976. By 1991, he had attained the rank of rear admiral and made New Jersey his flagship during operations in the Pacific commanding Battle Group Romeo.

A presentation to Adm. Reason is available to see in the Admiral’s State room during a tour of the Battleship.

The Battleship is offering a free onboard class on the USS Mason, the Navy’s first desegregated crew.  Free to student groups who tour the Battleship in February.

To reserve your group tour and class, call 866-877-6262 x144 or email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org

Feb
20
Mon
Open for Tours on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20 @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 20 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Open for Tours on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20 @ Battleship New Jersey

Walk where Presidents once walked!  Tour the Battleship on Presidents Day.

The Battleship will be open for walk-up, self-guided tours on Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20 from 10am to 4pm.

Get a free DVD on The Presidents, courtesy of The History Channel.  DVDs can be picked up at the landside Cafe store on Presidents Day. Just ask our crewmember for the Presidents DVD.

The Battleship is open for walk-up, self-guided tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February from 10am to 4pm.  During weekdays in February, guests can experience guided tours at 12pm. But tickets must be purchased in advance online.  The Battleship will open every day for tours from 10am to 4pm beginning March 1