“Christmas 1945” is the bestselling non-fiction book from author Matthew R. Litt. In December 1945, WWII was finally over and the country was ready to celebrate after four dark holiday seasons. This book tells the true stories of “Christmas 1945 – the Greatest Celebration in American History.” Some stories will make you smile, some will make you cry – all will restore your American and holiday spirit and your faith in humankind.
Meet author Matthew Litt, who will talk about the book, in the Officers’ Wardroom of the Battleship on Saturday, Dec. 22 from 11am to 12:30pm. Matthew will also have books available for sale and will sign any book purchased.
This event is free to attend with a tour of the Battleship.
Matthew has appeared on countless television and radio shows, and in Time magazine to discuss “Christmas 1945.” He has been invited to speak to large groups and small groups, using the true stories from “Christmas 1945” to raise everyone’s holiday & American spirit! The book and presentation are secular, focusing on history and humankind rather than religion.
Matthew is also a practicing attorney and a professional speaker who travels the country lecturing on the art and science of persuasive writing.
The Battleship is open for tours from 9:30am to 3pm every day, except Thanksgiving and Christmas, through December 31. The Battleship will be open on weekends from 9:30am to 3pm in January and February. The Battleship is closed for tours on New Year’s Day.
The Battleship will be closed for tours on Christmas Day, Dec. 25. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Christmas!
The Battleship will re-open for tours on Dec. 26 and will be open for tours through Dec. 31 from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 9:30am to 3pm in January.
Experience a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship every day through the end of December from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship is a private non-profit and is not affected by the federal government’s shut down. Revenue from tours goes to the on-going support of the Battleship.
The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18, from 9:30am to 3pm in January and February.
On Friday, Dec. 28, for this one day, guests can experience a Fire Power self-guided tour for half off!
Climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun turret, track a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, experience life aboard this floating city and more — all for half-price! But that offer is for Friday, Dec. 28 only. So visit the World’s Greatest Battleship today, open for tours until 3pm.
The Battleship is open for tours from 9:30am to 3pm every day through Dec. 31. The Battleship will be open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, MLK Day and Presidents Day in January and February.
The Battleship can open any day for a scheduled group tour, rental event or an overnight. For more information, email email@example.com or call 866-877-6262 ext 144.
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The Battleship will open her decks for guests to watch the 6 pm or Midnight SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront.
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!
Tickets are also available by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108, or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm, except Christmas Day, and prior to both the 6:00 pm and Midnight shows on New Year’s Eve.
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 pm 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 SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront shows are free to Battleship Members.
The Battleship is currently not accepting any new reservations for the New Year’s Overnight. Thanks to all the families that reserved their bunks! Have a great night aboard the Big J!
Families can experience the First Night of 2019 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program features dinner and breakfast served at the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to fire a saluting gun and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.
Further, at midnight, all guests can enjoy the amazing view of the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront!
The First Night overnight is $79 per person. Guests must be part of a family, which means at least one parent or guardian and one child age 6 – 17.
For reservations, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.
Eagles mascot Swoop and two members of the Eagles cheerleaders will be aboard the Battleship on Saturday, Jan. 12, from 1pm to 2pm. Watch them shoot the 5-inch gun to fire up the Eagles at 1pm on Saturday. Swoop and the cheerleaders will meet guests touring the Battleship after the gun shoot until 2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. .
Come aboard and watch the gun shoot at 1pm and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders in the Officers’ Wardroom with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship. If you don’t want to tour the ship but still see the shoot and meet Swoop and the cheerleaders, you came make a donation of any amount to the ship, a non-profit museum and memorial, to come aboard. Tickets can be purchased and donations can be made in the Battleship’s Ticket Office in the Visitors Center.
Philadelphia Auto Show attendees: Save 20% on a tour of the Battleship New Jersey, located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, through Feb. 24, 2019. Just show your Auto Show ticket or ticket stub at the Battleship’s Ticket Office for your discount.
The Philadelphia Auto Show will take place at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, February 2 through 10. For more information on the Philadelphia Auto Show, visit www.phillyautoshow.com.
The Battleship is open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays, MLK Day, Monday, Jan. 21 and Presidents Day, Feb. 18, from 9:30am to 3pm through February. The Battleship can open any day for a scheduled group tour, rental event or overnight. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-877-6262 x144.
Look good for Valentine’s Day with a free haircut in the Battleship’s Barber Shop! Barber Jeanette will be cutting hair from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, February 9.
Haircuts are free to guests who take a Fire Power or Turret II tour of the Battleship that day.
Save 20% on a tour of the Battleship when you bring in a can of soup to donate to the Food Bank of South Jersey! The ship will be accepting soup through Feb. 28.
The Battleship is open for tours on Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18 from 9:30am to 3pm through Feb.28. The ship will open for tours every day beginning March 1.
For the Battleship’s monthly “Hands On History” program for February, guests touring the Battleship can learn how electricity works. Visitors can see how the ship generates electricity through a motor, how electricity can flow from one component to another, and how electricity can be harmful to the ship if not careful.
The Battleship’s Education Manager will be offering a class on how the ship generates electricity on February 16 from 12pm -2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. The class is free to attend for any guests touring the Battleship.
To celebrate opening every day, the Battleship is offering guests a free tour of the
ship with the purchase of an adult Fire Power tour on Friday, March 1.
Experience the Fire Power audio tour, which features the 16-inch gun turrets, the
Bridge, the Combat Engagement Center, the 53-foot Seasprite helicopter and
more. Audio devices narrate your tour, play sound effects and music and even
include accounts of life aboard the Battleship by USS New Jersey veterans!
New this season are 15-minute long interactive programs. In addition to tours of the
Battleship. Guests can learn about Colors, tour the medical quarters, check out the
Machine Shop and more For a schedule on these “Dive Deeper” activities, visit the
Battleship’s website – www.battleshipnewjersey.org.
The Battleship Tram will also be running on Saturdays and Sundays through
March. Guests can now get a ride along the promenade from Adventure
Aquarium or the Marina Parking Lot to the Battleship during weekends in March.
The American Red Cross will kick off March for Red Cross Month with a ceremony and flag raising aboard the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, March 3 at noon. The ceremony, which will feature remarks from the Mayor of Camden, Francisco Moran, will take place on the forecastle (forward deck). The flag raising will take place after the ceremony. The Red Cross flag will fly on the Battleship’s main mast throughout March for Red Cross Month. Further, the ship’s exterior lights will be lit red for the Red Cross in March. The event and flag raising is free to attend.
Experience Vietnam War artifacts, re-enactors, veteran interviews and even late 1960s music over the pier’s PA during the Battleship’s annual Vietnam War Living History Day, Saturday, April 6 from 10am to 3pm.
Vietnam artifacts will be available for guests to check out in the Officers’ Wardroom, while re-enactors will be throughout the ship. Our curatorial staff will also interview Vietnam vets, who will share their experiences during the war. All activities are free for guests to experience with the purchase of a Turret II guided tour or a Fire Power audio tour.
The Battleship welcomes any Vietnam War artifact or military vehicle owner or re-enactor to participate in this annual event. For more information, contact email@example.com or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
The USS New Jersey was commissioned for Vietnam on April 6, 1968. She was the only battleship that saw action off the coast of Vietnam in 1968. Guests touring the Battleship can experience an exhibit that features her commission as part of the Battleship’s Fire Power Tour.
Atco Battles Alzheimer’s 5 will bring together 5 top local bands and more than 300 people for a day of music, education, raffles and fun on board the historic Battleship New Jersey. Bands include Goodman Fiske, the Juliano Brothers, the Blitz, Juicy and 99 Reasons. There will be food and drink available on board. Each ticket sold includes a self-guided walking tour of the Battleship.
Tickets are available at EventBrite.com (keyword: Atco). Tickets are $20 from Dec.1 through Jan. 31, and $25 after that. Parking is free.