The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
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
To celebrate Waterfront Day on Sunday, May 28, the Battleship will allow guests touring the ship that day to fire the saluting gun every hour from 10am to 5pm. Guests can enter to fire the gun at the Ticket Office of the Battleship.
The Battleship will join other attractions along both sides of the River on May 28 to celebrate the Waterfront! For more information on activities, visit https://www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia/cruises/specialty/waterfront-day
The day will conclude with a fireworks show over the River at dusk. Guests can come aboard the Battleship to watch the fireworks for a $10 donation. The Battleship will have music, food and bar concessions for the fireworks show. The ship will open at 7pm for fireworks on May 28,
Experience the fireworks show over the Delaware River on Sunday night, May 28 from the most unique location — the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!
Just a $10 donation will get you aboard for the best view of the fireworks. We’ll also have music, food concessions and bar service on the forecastle (forward deck).
The ship will open for guests at 7pm. Fireworks are planned to begin at dusk.
The Battleship remembers our military men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice with a memorial service, conducted by the Bishop Eustace Knights of Columbus. The ceremony, which will take place on the forecastle (forward deck) and is free to attend, will include a live performance of TAPS and the casting of a memorial wreath into the Delaware River.
Michael Rooker, star of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and The Walking Dead, will be visiting the Battleship New Jersey this coming Friday, June 2nd at 11 a.m. to fire off the 5-inch portside (Philadelphia-side) gun on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey. Rooker is appearing this weekend at the Wizard World Comic Con Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The Taste of South Jersey returns to the fantail of the Battleship New Jersey, the host sponsor, for the second year in a row. Join us for an evening on the River and taste your way around the fantail of this great ship and member. Enjoy samples from these member eateries from soup to salad to entree to dessert. Then, you can vote for your favorites, tasters choice & dessert. Cash bar available.