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.

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
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/

Apr
1
Sat
Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey will hold her annual Vietnam War Living History Day on Saturday, April 1 to commemorate the anniversary of the re-commissioning of the USS New Jersey into the Vietnam War on April 6, 1968.

Guests touring the Battleship on April 1 can experience re-enactors, military vehicles on the pier, artifacts, veteran sessions, and even 1960’s era music throughout the ship!

The tour is free for Active/WWII Vet/Crew and Members.

Tickets

The ship is looking for more Vietnam War-era re-enactors, artifacts owners, and military vehicle owners to participate in this unique event! Participants will not only get to display their artifacts and interact with guests aboard the Battleship, but we’ll also treat you to lunch and a private tour!

If you would like to participate, please email events@battleshipnewjersey.org

May
11
Thu
Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner @ Battleship New Jersey
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

 

 

Second Annual Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner will take place Thursday, May 11, 2023.

Featuring Master of Ceremonies ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio

Experience a captivating evening, beautiful views of the Philadelphia skyline, live music, with cocktails and dinner on the deck of The World’s Greatest Battleship. Join us as we celebrate leaders who show excellence in military, public service and business. The  second annual Admiral Halsey Awards Dinner captures the spirit of Admiral William “Bull” Halsey, a native of the Garden State, who called the USS New Jersey his flagship during World War II.

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Jun
8
Thu
Camden Residents Scholarship Awards Dinner @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Camden Residents Scholarship Awards Dinner @ Battleship New Jersey

The 11th annual Camden Residents Scholarship Awards Dinner will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom on Thursday, June 8 at 6pm.  This dinner will award students who reside in Camden with $2000 scholarships — an additional $1000 from past scholarship awards — to be used for their education as they move forward in their academic career.

The Battleship has awarded 100 Camden students a total of $100,000 in scholarships over the past 10 years.  As we move into our next decade of scholarships, the Battleship has increased the award per student to $2000 to further help them with  their educational expenses.

The Battleship has recently contacted Camden area schools regarding participating in this program.  Teachers from the schools will identify students moving forward in their academic career for the Battleship scholarship.  One student from ten Camden-area high schools and secondary schools will receive the scholarship, which will be awarded on the Battleship on June 8.

Any interested teachers or administrators from Camden area schools should contact the Battleship at 856-966-1652 ext. 144.

Jun
17
Sat
Adult Overnight Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 am
Adult Overnight Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Adults can sleep overnight aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship!
The Battleship New Jersey is opening her award-winning overnight program, which is usually full of scouts and youth groups, to adults! During the evening of Saturday, June 17, adults can experience a night aboard the Battleship. Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, experience a guided tour of the ship, take a chance to fire a salute from the ship’s saluting gun and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!
But hurry — only a few bunks are available!
The price is a $75 donation. This is for adults only!
To reserve your bunk, call 866-877-6262 x203 or email overnights@battleshipnewjersey.org
Sep
30
Sat
Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey

Save the Date and Have a Cigar aboard the Battleship!

Cigars on the River is coming back to the Big J!

On Saturday, Sept. 30, the Battleship’s Pier, Fantail (tented rear deck) and Forecastle (forward deck) will be open for guests to enjoy cigars aboard our nation’s most decorated battleship!  We’ll have dinner, bar service, cigar samples, cigar vendors, cigar accessories, entertainment and more!  It’s a great time and vital fundraiser for the ship.

Look for ticket sales and event details in the upcoming weeks!

In the meantime, enjoy a Battleship Cigar, presented by Cubanacan.  Three styles to choose and a portion of all sales goes to support the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  To purchase a Battleship Cigar, visit

https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/product-category/battleship-cigars/