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.

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
Jan
11
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 11 @ 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.
Little Lights by the Edison Foundation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Little Lights by the Edison Foundation @ Battleship New Jersey
Did you know that Thomas Edison was awarded a Navy Distinguished Service Medal? In the inaugural Little Lights by the Edison Foundation, we are learning about the electric telegraph.
Our latest exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, will be our focus for this 90 minute program where we will look at how the original USS New Jersey, BB16 from 1906 – 1920 communicated. This program is designed for preschoolers and their families, and includes a tour of the new exhibit and a hands on activity of how to use a telegraph.
The activity will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom beginning at 10am on Jan. 11.  Free with ticketed admission. Pre-Registration highly suggested, space is limited: L.Jones@BattleshipNewJersey.org
Jan
12
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 12 @ 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
18
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 18 @ 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.
Home School Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Home School Day on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Join other home schoolers on January 18 for a fun and interactive field trip aboard the Battleship New Jersey!
Take a guided tour with a museum educator and learn about some of the 55,000 people who served on board over the years. After your tour, take a special class on Building a Battleship and face the same problems that the ship builders did. Receive a certification of completion for your efforts. Appropriate for ages 10+, children must be accompanied by a guardian.
Pre-registration is required. E-mail L.Jones@BattleshipNewJersey or call 866-877-6262 x 245 to register or for more information.
Jan
19
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 19 @ 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
25
Sat
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 25 @ 9:30 am – Feb 29 @ 3:00 pm
Souper Savings on a Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Save money on a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship New Jersey and help the hungry in our community!
 
Now through the end of February, bring in an unopened can of soup and we’ll give you a 20% discount on the Fire Power self-guided tour, available every day from 9:30am with the last tour departing at 3pm.
 
All cans of soup will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey.