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
Tue
Give to Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 19 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm
Give to Toys for Tots at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Help a child in the area enjoy a nicer Christmas!  The Battleship is partnering with the US Marine Corps Reserves “Toys for Tots” Program.  People who bring in a new toy or game to donate to Toys for Tots can get a free self-guided tour with the purchase of an adult tour.
The program will run through Dec. 20.  So bring in your new toys and games, and give a child in the area a better Holiday Season
Dec
17
Tue
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston “Firepower for Freedom” Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston "Firepower for Freedom" Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
On December 17, 1969, Captain Robert Peniston decommissioned the Battleship New Jersey for the third time. At the time, the New Jersey was the only active battleship in the world and many feared that there would  never be more battleships again. New Jersey and her crew had been off the coast of Vietnam only a few months before this decommissioning and many credit the ship for saving American lives on shore.
At the decommissioning ceremony, Captain Peniston said farewell to a ship that meant so much to so many, “Rest well, yet sleep lightly, and hear the call, if again sounded, to provide ‘Firepower for Freedom.”
A reenactment of Peniston’s speech as well as some words from the ship’s curator will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17 on the Forecastle at 11:00. Free with Museum Admission.
Dec
21
Sat
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 21 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Building History in December:  Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
December 7, 1942, the Battleship New Jersey is launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard, kissing New Jersey as it does. The ship’s construction was a combination of both riveting and welding. The Navy Yard employed 500 female welders in 1943 alone, and a third of all workers at the Navy Yard resided on this side of the river.
Channel your inner Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder and try pop riveting and soldering with our educators during Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Dec
22
Sun
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 22 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Building History in December:  Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
December 7, 1942, the Battleship New Jersey is launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard, kissing New Jersey as it does. The ship’s construction was a combination of both riveting and welding. The Navy Yard employed 500 female welders in 1943 alone, and a third of all workers at the Navy Yard resided on this side of the river.
Channel your inner Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder and try pop riveting and soldering with our educators during Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Dec
25
Wed
Merry Christmas! Battleship Closed for Tours on Christmas Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 25 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Merry Christmas!  Battleship Closed for Tours on Christmas Day @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will be closed for tours and all activities on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25.

The Battleship will open for tours Thursday, Dec. 26 through Tuesday, Dec. 31.  The ship will open at 9:30am.  The last tour of the day will launch at 3pm and you’ll have until 5pm to explore the World’s Greatest Battleship.  The Battleship will be closed for tours on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, Jan. 1.

Bunks are still available for the First Night of 2020 Overnight aboard the Battleship.  Enjoy dinner and breakfast served at the Chowline, experience a guided tour of the ship, take a chance to fire the Saluting Gun and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!  Plus at midnight, experience the amazing view of the New Year’s fireworks over the Delaware River! The price for this special overnight is $79 per person.  To reserve your bunks, call 866-877-6262 x203.

The Battleship will open her decks for guests to watch both the 6pm and Midnight New Year’s Eve fireworks shows.  We’ll have music, food concessions, bar service and an amazing view of both fireworks shows.  Just a $10 donation per person per show gets you aboard!  .

Have a safe and happy Holiday Season!

Dec
28
Sat
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 28 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Building History in December:  Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
December 7, 1942, the Battleship New Jersey is launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard, kissing New Jersey as it does. The ship’s construction was a combination of both riveting and welding. The Navy Yard employed 500 female welders in 1943 alone, and a third of all workers at the Navy Yard resided on this side of the river.
Channel your inner Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder and try pop riveting and soldering with our educators during Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Dec
29
Sun
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 29 @ 6:50 pm – 7:50 pm
Building History in December:  Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
December 7, 1942, the Battleship New Jersey is launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard, kissing New Jersey as it does. The ship’s construction was a combination of both riveting and welding. The Navy Yard employed 500 female welders in 1943 alone, and a third of all workers at the Navy Yard resided on this side of the river.
Channel your inner Rosie the Riveter and Wendy the Welder and try pop riveting and soldering with our educators during Saturdays and Sundays in December.
Dec
31
Tue
New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 2019 @ 4:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 12:30 am
New Year's Eve Fireworks on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Tickets will be available at the Battleship Ticket Office for both the 6pm and Midnight New Year’s Eve fireworks shows at the Battleship!  .

We’ll have music, food concessions and bar service. We will open her decks two hours before each show – 4:00 pm for the 6:00 pm fireworks show and 10:00 pm for the midnight show.

Come aboard for just a $10 donation per person.

All proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of the 6:00 pm and Midnight Fireworks! We’ll offer chances for guests to pull the trigger and fire this historic gun on New Year’s Eve!

To purchase tickets, click the links below:

6 PM Show Tickets
Midnight Show Tickets

Also available at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open prior to both the 6:00 pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.

Parking is available in Lot #1, across from the BB&T Pavilion.  The price is $10 per vehicle.

Unless there are dangerous weather conditions, the fireworks will go forward, even if it’s raining. The Battleship will have the Officers’ Wardroom and the Exhibit interior spaces on the main deck open for guests prior to the start of the fireworks.

There are no chairs and lawn chairs are not permitted to be brought aboard the Battleship. No alcohol is permitted to be brought aboard the Battleship.

Both New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront shows are free to Battleship Members.

Jan
1
Wed
Battleship Closed on New Year’s Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 1 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Battleship Closed on New Year's Day @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey will be closed for tours on New Year’s Day, January 1.  The ship will be re-open for tours on Thursday, January 2 and will be open every day for tours at 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm.  Guests onboard by 3pm can tour the ship until 5pm.

The Battleship crew wishes you a Happy New Year!

Jan
2
Thu
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
How did sailors manage in the cold weather?
During World War II, the ship’s heating was not nearly as good as it is today, try on some of their coats and hats, and see for yourself if you can keep warm. Throughout her history, the ship spent most of her time in warm climates, avoiding the chill by staying near the equator; however, she couldn’t avoid it all together, including a particularly cold commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia in November of 1950.
Check our actual Navy foul weather gear in the Captain’s In-port Cabin throughout the month of January as part of the Fire Power tour.
Jan
3
Fri
Members Night Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Members Night Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

What’s new on The World’s Greatest Battleship? Join us for our first Members Night of 2020! We will be debuting our new tour routes, with a few new spaces open to guests. Did you know that the Battleship is one of THREE ships named USS New Jersey? Get the first look at our latest exhibit focusing on all three New Jersey ships. Try your hand at some of our new Building History programs including examining how electricity works and learn to solder. Hear from our staff about what’s coming next and get a sneak preview of what else is to come this year. We’ll have food concessions and bar service.

We’ll raffle off the firing of the Battleship’s Saluting Gun!  Or for just a $100 donation, you can fire the Saluting Gun!

Friday, January 3, the Battleship will open from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Free for members, but please RSVP before 5:00 pm on January 2.  Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/members-night-3-new-jerseys-tickets-85535834985  or call (856) 966-1652 ext. 127 or email membership@battleshipnewjersey.org

Not a member yet? Join today by calling (856) 966-1652 ext. 127.

Jan
4
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Engineering Steam to Speed Tours to Launch at 11am in 2020 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Engineering Steam to Speed Tours to Launch at 11am in 2020 @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship newest guided tour – the Engineering Steam to Speed Tour — will launch at 11am every Saturday and Sunday, beginning Saturday, Jan. 4.  The Turret II guided tour will launch Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm.

The interactive Engineering tour brings guests through Broadway, into the Boiler Room and through a Fire Room  Along the way, you;ll “work” as the crew did to turn steam into speed!

The Turret II tour takes guests five decks to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret.  Along the way, you’ll hoist projectiles, load powder bags, plot a firing solution and pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun!

Tickets for each tour is $29.95.  Want to do both tours on the same day?  Get the Engineering Tour for $29.95 and the Turret II for half-price at $15.99 per person!  Tickets are available online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

Jan
5
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
8
Wed
Members Night Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 8 @ 7:27 pm – 8:27 pm
Our next monthly Members Night will be Saturday, February 15, at 4:00 pm. The ship’s Curatorial staff will take members “behind the scenes” to areas not on the regular tour routes that could include: the secondary conn on the 08 Level, After Steering, Wardroom galley, and After Diesel. Members Night takes place the second weekend of every month.
This special tour is free for members but registration is required by February 15 and space is limited.

 To register visit: www.battleshipnewjersey.org/membersnight

Or call: (856) 966-1652 ext. 127.
Not a member yet? Join today by calling (856) 966-1652 ext. 127, or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/join