The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Families can enjoy a delicious hot breakfast served chowline-style at the crew’s galley, a self-guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to win some great prizes, and the opportunity to meet and get your photo with Santa — all aboard the Battleship! The Breakfast with Santa, presented by 6ABC, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 10, beginning at 9am.
Tickets are $18 for kids under 12, and $24 for adults. Members of the Battleship can receive 20% off the Breakfast. Active military families can buy a ticket for just $10.00 per person! To reserve your tickets, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 107, or email: groups@battleshipnewjersey
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Come aboard the Battleship to watch a parade of boats decorated for the holiday season with music, lights and lots of fun for the entire family. For the first time ever, the parade route is extended and boats will pass the Battleship New Jersey on the Camden Waterfront! The boats will then cruise by Winterfest on Penn’s Landing and loop back around to the Independence Seaport Museum. Guests can enjoy holiday music, narration by Steve Nikazy and even food and bar concessions on the deck of the Battleship!
To come aboard for the Parade of Lights, you can take a Fire Power tour, which will be available until 5pm on Dec. 10, or make a $10 donation at the Ticket Office, open until 5:30pm on Dec. 10.
Tickets are still available for the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks shows from the deck of the Battleship. The ship will open at 4pm for the 6pm show and 10pm for the Midnight show. Music, food concessions and bar service will be available. You can even take a chance to pull the trigger to fire the portside (Philadelphia-side) five-inch gun at the conclusion of each show.
Admission to the 6pm and Midnight Fireworks shows is a $10 donation per person. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the Tickets link on this page, or at the Battleship Ticket Office, which will be open before each show, or by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
Proceeds go to the on-going restoration and maintenance of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
Experience the Turret II Tour this Saturday, Jan. 7 at 11am! Although we are closed for walk-up tours in January, we have openings for the premier Turret II tour this Saturday! Journey 5 decks to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret. Hoist projectiles, plot a firing solution, pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun and more! Tickets are $29.95 per adult. For tickets, call 866-877-6262 ext, 108
School groups who schedule a Fire Power guided group tour of the Battleship in February can experience a complimentary onboard class on the USS Mason, a predominantly African-American crew and an example of desegregation in the Navy.
Touch history as your guide takes your group throughout our nation’s most decorated battleship. Experience the 16-inch gun turret, the Combat Engagement Center and learn how the sailors lived aboard this floating city. Tours are $10 per person for school groups. For groups over 20 guests, for every 10 students, you’ll get one complimentary adult tour.
Schedule your tour by emailing groups@battleshipnewjersey
The Battleship will re-open for walk-up tours on Saturday, Feb. 4 from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 3pm. The ship will be open for walk-up tours on Saturdays and Sundays, as well as Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, through February. The Battleship will open every day for tours in March.
To make our first walk-up tour weekend of the year more “souper,” the Battleship is asking guests to bring in a can of soup to donate to the South Jersey Food Bank. Guests who bring in a can of soup will also get a 20% discount on Fire Power tours during the weekend as well as help some local families in need.
Bradley Emergency Services Consulting Presents:
Incident Action Plans:
The Critical Incident Management Tool
This class will present the principles of how to create an IAP and use it the right way. The class will focus on the SMART Objective and will lead up to a mock scenario using the learned actions of the the class.
- Learn the SMART Objectives and more.
- Learn to use your bucket list when needed the right way.
- Learn why to have an IAP and make it work for your organization.
- Begin this the first of a six-part series, all leading to the live time EOC and more
February 23, 2017
Time: 0800 – 1400 (Registration is at 0800)
Place: Battleship New Jersey, 100 Clinton St. , Camden, NJ 08103
Cost: $65 per person
The annual Battleship New Jersey Vietnam War Living History Day will take place on Saturday, April 8 from 10am to 3pm. Check out Vietnam War artifacts, re-enactors, and hear from veterans who served there. We’ll even change the Pier music to songs from the late 1960s. All Vietnam War activities are free to experience with a tour of the Battleship.
Calling all Vietnam War artifact owners and re-enactors: Bring out your artifacts and/or come in uniform and get a complimentary tour and lunch! To participate, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144
Guests can see the stars from the decks of the Battleship! You’ll also see planets and some satellites too! The Battleship will be one of the sites of The Philadelphia Science Festival’s Citywide Star Party on Friday, April 28 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm. See the stars, planets and satellites through telescopes on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship during this free event. Parking on Clinton St. will also be free.
This night, the girls are in charge!
Your Girl Scout troop is invited to a spend a fun, educational and totally cool night aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight encampment program features dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, a ride in the 4D Flight Simulator and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!
Plus, girls can participate in a USO-style show, complete with performers in period dress and learn about how women helped build the Battleship during WWII. Girl Scouts will also get a “Women Serving Our Nation” patch!
Girls Only Nights are scheduled for Saturday, May 13, 2017 and Saturday, October 14, 2017.
The Battleship’s Girls Only Night is $69 per person. To reserve your bunks, call 866-877-6262 ext. 203.
Cold beer, great food, and a little slice of history. Come to the Flying Fish Beer Garden to get all of these, and more!
Sample delicious craft beers by the Flying Fish brewery, one of the most renowned local craft beer microbreweries. Enjoy food from local vendors to go with your drink, and listen to some soulful tunes by the Case and Barley Band. And as if that weren’t enough, all of this will be hosted on the pier where the Iowa-class battleship USS New Jersey is docked. The best part of all? Admission is free! You only need to bring money for the food and drinks; everything else can be enjoyed with just your own self.
Want to bring your kids? No problem! The pier beer garden is open to all, and soft drinks will be served.
Come down to the Big J Friday, May 19th from 4 PM to 8 PM and take in the memorable sights and sounds. We’ll be hosting another event on Thursday, May 25th as well! We hope to see you there!
Party on this historic ship while enjoying the scenic Camden Waterfront and Delaware River!
Join us as we celebrate our birthday! And at the same time, help us give back to the community as we help one of South Jersey’s most historic and important landmarks thrive! We’re happy to be able to say that all beer sales onboard the ship will go directly towards the Battleship New Jersey!!!
There will be live music all day/evening, food, raffles (raffle ticket sales on the ship will also be donated to the Battlehship!!!), games and more!!!
We’ll have new beers on tap, INCLUDING our release of the Battleship Beer!!! We’ll also have a FUN, NEW BEER that we’ll be unveiling during this event and that you’ll be talking about to everyone!!!
TICKETS are $25 per person. They include:
Entrance into the event
1 Commemorative 12 oz. 1 Year Anniversary cup
1 Free Beer Ticket
3 Raffle Entries
1 Commemorative 1 Year Anniversary T-Shirt (Large)
For tickets, visit
(TICKETS WILL BE SOLD THE DAY OF THE EVENT AT THE ENTRANCE TO THE SHIP FOR $30. MUST BRING VALID ID TO DRINK.)
Dress code is appropriate for families with children. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Visit www.battleshipnewjersey.or