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
7
Sat
Ceremony for the Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Ceremony for the Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey will celebrate the 77th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey with a free ceremony in the Officers’ Wardroom at 10am on Saturday, Dec. 7.

Curator Ryan Szimanski will do a historical overview of the launch at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 1942 of our nation’s largest battleship.  Volunteer Nan LaCorte will begin the ceremony with the performance of our National Anthem on bugle.  All guests can enjoy a piece of cake at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 7 @ 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
8
Sun
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 8 @ 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
14
Sat
Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Breakfast with Santa on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Enjoy breakfast served from the Battleship’s Chowline, take a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus! The annual Breakfast with Santa aboard the Battleship, presented by 6ABC, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 14 from 9am to 11am.

Guests will enjoy a hot breakfast served from the Chowline, the same way it was served to sailors of the USS New Jersey.

We’ll also have some fun activities for kids and all guests can enter to win some great prizes. Guests will also meet Santa and have their photo taken with him aboard the Big J! At the end of the breakfast, all guests can experience a Fire Power tour of the Battleship!

Tickets are $18 for children 12 and under and $24 for adults. Active military families will pay just $10 per person. Battleship members get a 20% discount.

Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 14 @ 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
15
Sun
Building History in December: Pop Rivets & Soldering @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 15 @ 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
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
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
Watch New Year’s Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 12:30 am
Watch New Year's Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

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.

Become a member today ($40) and receive 5 free tickets to the fireworks show! Call (856) 966-1652 Extension 127 for details.

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!

6 PM Show Tickets
Midnight Show Tickets

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

Families: Spend New Year’s Eve Overnight on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 31 2019 @ 5:00 pm – Jan 1 2020 @ 9:00 am
Families: Spend New Year's Eve Overnight on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Families can spend the First Night of 2020 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program will be available for families to sleep overnight on the ship on Dec. 31, 2019.

Enjoy dinner and breakfast served at the Chowline. Take a guided tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship. Sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!

Plus experience the amazing view of the New Year’s Fireworks over the Delaware River at midnight!

The New Year’s Family Overnight is $79 per person. Families must consist of a legal guardian and at least one child between the ages of 6 and 17.

To reserve your bunks for New Years, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.