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
Sat
New Year’s Eve 6PM Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
New Year's Eve 6PM Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey

New Year’s Eve 6pm Fireworks, presented by Comcast Military

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 two hours prior to each show.

  • $10.00 Parking
  • 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.

 

New Year’s Midnight Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military
Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm – 12:30 am
New Year's Midnight Fireworks, Presented by Comcast Military

New Year’s Eve Fireworks, presented by Comcast Military

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 two hours prior to each show.

  • $10.00 Parking
  • 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.

 

SOLD OUT: Admiral’s VIP New Year’s Fireworks Experience, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 2022 @ 10:00 pm – Jan 1 2023 @ 12:30 am
SOLD OUT:  Admiral's VIP New Year's Fireworks Experience, Presented by Comcast Military @ Battleship New Jersey
The Admiral’s VIP Midnight New Year’s Fireworks Show has sold out.  Thanks to everyone who purchased a tickets for this event.  We’ll see you aboard the Battleship on Dec. 31 at 10pm!
The Battleship’s Admiral’s VIP Midnight New Year’s Fireworks show, presented by Comcast Military, includes appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks in the heated Admiral’s and Captain’s Cabins. Before the fireworks begin, we’ll bring you out to the Admiral’s and Captain’s decks to watch the fireworks!
The Battleship will open the Cabins at 10pm; fireworks will begin over the Delaware River as precisely 12am on New Year’s
It’s a  $100 donation per person for this special package, which includes free parking along Clinton St.
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
14
Sat
Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey

Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor

A special day of education for students and their parents aboard the ship. Students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. Join battleship educators on a tour into the ship’s armored citadel and see one of the ship’s engine rooms and gun turrets while learning about the key components of a battleship.  This program culminates in the chance to design tour own battleship using math! Admission to this program includes admission to the battleships Model Con event on board to see different ship models built and then brought to the ship for this special event. Student Day is a monthly program designed for school-aged children and their adults to learn the science and engineering behind the ship. Every month has a unique tour and hands-on class.

For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108

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.

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
20
Fri
EVENING TURRET II TOUR @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
EVENING TURRET II TOUR @ Battleship New Jersey

EVENING TURRET II TOUR

Join a knowledgeable tour guide in a 90-minute, family friendly, walking tour that takes guests through the five stories of one of Battleship New Jersey’s massive 16″ gun turrets. Visitors will get to stand in the armored gun house where the gun captain oversaw reloading procedures, explore the magazines where 1-ton shells and thousands of powder bags were stored, and pull the triggers in the plotting room where primitive but effective computers aimed the guns over the horizon. This fun for all ages experience includes many hands-on elements that let’s guests see and feel what it was like for a World War II crew member to fire the ship’s guns.

$30 donation per person.

Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.

Click below to purchase online:

Turret II Tour

Or call 866-877-6262 x108

Jan
27
Fri
Engine Room Evening Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Engine Room Evening Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

EVENING ENGINE ROOM GUIDED TOUR

Descend into the armored citadel of the ship for a 90-minute, family friendly, guided, walking tour of the most powerful engineering plant ever installed on a battleship. Learn how steam powered engines moved the massive ship at record breaking speeds and see the spaces crew members worked in. This hands-on walking tour is fun for all ages and allows guests to climb down seven stories into a fire room to see the huge boilers, an engine room to see the turbines and throttle wheels, and a one of the ship’s many steering positions.

$30 donation per adults.

Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.

For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108.

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.

Battleship and Independence Seaport Museum Lecture Series: Drachinifel, USS Salem Vol Dr. Scholes & Ryan Szimanski @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Battleship and Independence Seaport Museum Lecture Series:  Drachinifel, USS Salem Vol Dr. Scholes & Ryan Szimanski @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey and the Independence Seaport Museum will kick-off a year-long lecture series with a special round table presentation aboard the Battleship on Feb. 11 at 7pm in the Officers’ Wardroom.

YouTube influcencer Drachinifel, USS Salem volunteer Dr. Scholes  and Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will lead discussions on these topics:

  • How the last Allied battleship designed compared, specifically looking at USS New Jersey and HMS Vanguard.
  • What if the USS Salem (CA 139) played Graf Spee in the movie, “Pursuit of the Graf Spee,” in the UK, “Battle of the River Plate.”
  • How and why the HMS Hood was destroyed, further advances on timing and methodology.
  • Why advanced radar made very long range ship to ship gunnery practical in the latter part of WWII and after.
  • And more!

Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are a $100 donation.  To purchase tickets, visit https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/BNJ-and-ISM-Lecture-Series

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.

Feb
24
Fri
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck!  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/