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.

Feb
29
Thu
Battleship Closed Due to Dry Dock Project @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 29 @ 10:00 am – Jun 7 @ 4:00 pm
Battleship Closed Due to Dry Dock Project @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey  is currently away at the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard for maintenance work.  The Battleship is expected to return and re-open for tours in June.  Please consult this website for updates.

Once a confirmed return date is announced, the Battleship will host a Welcome Home Celebration on the Pier and Promenade.  The event will feature entertainment, food, bar service and more!  Please consult this site for updates.

While at the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard through May, we will offer guided tours of the dry dock, where guests can go to the bottom of the dry dock, see the work being done on the ship’s hull,  check out the four massive propellers and more.  Dry dock guided tours take place every Saturday and Sunday, except for Sunday, May 5, at the Navy Shipyard.  For tickets, visit

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets

 

Mar
21
Thu
Battleship Dry Dock Departure Celebration @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 12:10 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Departure Celebration @ Battleship New Jersey

BATTLESHIP DRY DOCK DEPARTURE CELEBRATION

MARCH 21 AT 11AM

Join us as we bid a brief Bon Voyage to the Battleship as she departs to maintenance. We’ll have a free departure celebration on the pier on March 21 at 11am, with the pier opening at 10am.  Dignitaries, veterans, live entertainment, food and bar service and more!

Free parking available in Lot #1, across from the Freedom Mortgage Pavilion.

This event is weather dependent.

For more information on the Dry Dock Celebration, click here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJRZldis6z4

Consult this websites for additional details on the Celebration over the next few weeks.

SOLD OUT: Battleship Dry Dock Cruise on Spirit of Philadelphia @ Spirit of Philadelphia, Penn's Landing
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
SOLD OUT: Battleship Dry Dock Cruise on Spirit of Philadelphia @ Spirit of Philadelphia, Penn's Landing

SOLD OUT:  Cruise with the Battleship on the Spirit of Philadelphia

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets on the Spirit of Philadelphia cruise on March 21.  The Spirit of Philadelphia cruise is sold out!

Stand by for news on an additional cruise opportunity with the Battleship on March 21.  The additional cruise will be announced soon!

Cruise with the Battleship on the Spirit of Philadelphia

Experience a once-in-a-lifetime cruise alongside the Battleship New Jersey as she’s towed from her berth at the Camden Waterfront down the Delaware River to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for dry docking.  You can experience the amazing views of our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship as she’s moved for the first time in over 22 years!  The Spirit of Philadelphia is offering the unique opportunity to share the river with the Battleship as she makes her historic cruise to dry dock.

You’ll not only cruise with the World’s Greatest Battleship on the Delaware River, but you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch, including freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts and full bar service for purchase aboard the amazing Spirit of Philadelphia during this two-hour cruise.  Check out the Battleship as she’s turned around on the river and then towed under the Walt Whitman Bridge from the Spirit’s climate-controlled interior and open-air outdoor decks.

The Battleship New Jersey Dry Dock Cruise aboard the Spirit of Philadelphia will launch from Penn’s Landing at 11:30am on Thursday, March 21.  Boarding will take place at 11am.  The Battleship will begin her move from her pier at the Camden Waterfront at 12:10pm.

Tickets are a $110 donation with a portion going to the dry dock project of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Click here for tickets:  Battleship Dry Dock Cruise on the Spirit of Philadelphia

SOLD OUT: Cruise with the Battleship on the Rendezvous! @ Penn's Landing
Mar 21 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
SOLD OUT: Cruise with the Battleship on the Rendezvous! @ Penn's Landing

Thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket to cruise aboard the Rendezvous with the Battleship on March 21.  The Rendezvous cruise, as well as the Spirit of Philadelphia cruise, is sold out.

The Rendezvous and the Spirit of Philadelphia, managed by City Cruises,  will cruise with the Battleship on March 21. The Rendezvous and the Spirit of Philadelphia  will leave out of Penn’s Landing at 11:30am on Thursday, March 21 and cruise with the Battleship.

Enjoy a delicious lunch, including freshly prepared entrees, salads and desserts and full bar service for purchase aboard the elegant Rendezvous during this two-hour cruise.  Check out the Battleship as she’s turned around on the river and then towed under the Walt Whitman Bridge from the  Rendezvous’ climate-controlled interior and open-air outdoor decks.

Boarding will be at 11am at Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, and the Rendezvous will depart at 11:30am on March 21.

For more information on the Rendezvous, visit Rendezvous Vessel in Philadelphia | City Cruises (cityexperiences.com). 

Purchase your tickets now at Rendezvous Cruise with the Battleship

Mar
27
Wed
Battleship Leaves Paulsboro, Heads to Phila Navy shipyard @ Paulsboro Marine Terminal/Holt Logistics LLC
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Battleship Leaves Paulsboro, Heads to Phila Navy shipyard @ Paulsboro Marine Terminal/Holt Logistics LLC

The Battleship will leave the Paulsboro Marine Terminal at 11am on Wednesday, March 27 and head to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard at Dry Dock #3, where the USS New Jersey was built during the late 1930s and launched from on Dec. 7, 1942.

The dry dock project is vital for the Battleship’s longevity,  as the most decorated Battleship in U.S. history.  The preventative maintenance that will be done on the ship’s hull while in dry dock, which should be for approximately 60 days, should allow her to flourish as a historic destination for years to come!

To support this project, go to: DONATE to Drydock

Thanks to the High Bidders Who will Cruise Aboard the Battleship on March 27 @ Paulsboro Marine Terminal/Holt Logistics LLC
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Thanks to the High Bidders Who will Cruise Aboard the Battleship on March 27 @ Paulsboro Marine Terminal/Holt Logistics LLC

A very special thank you to the winning bidders of the Battleship’s two eBay auctions for the opportunity for them and a guest to ride aboard our nation’s most decorated battleship from Paulsboro Marine Terminal, Paulsboro, NJ, across the Delaware River to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard’s Dock #3, where the Battleship was constructed over 80 years ago and where she will have her hull worked on this spring.  This historic trip will take place during the afternoon of Wednesday, March 27 and will last a couples of hours.

Thanks again and know that your bids go to support the Battleship’s Dry Dock project!

See you aboard the Battleship on March 27!

Apr
6
Sat
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI 

Apr
7
Sun
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI 

Apr
13
Sat
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 13 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI 

Apr
14
Sun
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI 

Apr
18
Thu
Own Holiday Ensign Flag Flown When Battleship was Moved for First Time in 22 Years!
Apr 18 @ 2:00 pm – Apr 23 @ 1:00 pm
Own Holiday Ensign Flag Flown When Battleship was Moved for First Time in 22 Years!

Own the Holiday Ensign Flag that flew aboard the Battleship New Jersey during the ship’s historic trip from her berth at the Camden Waterfront, down the Delaware River, to Paulsboro Marine Terminal.  This was the first time the ship was moving on water in over 22 years.  The Battleship had nearly 500,000 gallons of water pumped into her tanks for ballast and then was towed to the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard for dry dock.

Bid until 1pm on Tuesday, April 23 at https://www.ebay.com/itm/166721013749 

The massive United State flag, which is 60’w x 40’d, was raised on the Battleship’s main mast when she began her historic journey for her dry docking on March 21st.  The Battleship is currently in dry dock at the Philadelphia Navy Shipyard for preventive maintenance work — the first time in over 30 years that the ship has been in dry dock.  The Battleship is scheduled to be back at the Camden Waterfront in a couple of months. The ship is hoping to re-open for tours in late May or early June.
The Holiday Ensign flag was historically flown on the main mast of the Battleship during holidays and special events, such a launch from port for a new mission.  This Holiday Ensign flag has flown above the Battleship on the Camden Waterfront for many holidays, including July 4th and the USS New Jersey Commissioning Anniversary.
The flag, which proudly flew the entire trip to the Paulsboro Marine Terminal, suffered a few rips during her journey down the Delaware River.

Bid until 1pm on Tuesday, April 23 at https://www.ebay.com/itm/166721013749 

Apr
20
Sat
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI 

Apr
21
Sun
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 21 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI 

Apr
27
Sat
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI 

Apr
28
Sun
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Battleship Dry Dock Guided Tours @ Philadelphia Naval Yard

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOURS

Walk under the World’s Greatest Battleship! Guided dry dock tours of the Battleship will take place during Saturdays and Sundays while the ship is at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See the massive Iowa-class battleship propellers, the underside of the ship and more!  Every dry dock tour guest will get a collectable Battleship hard hat to take home!

Dry Dock Guided Tour Tickets will launch Saturdays and Sunday, beginning April 6 and 7, and run every Saturday and Sunday while the Battleship is in dry dock.  Tickets must be purchased in advance online.  Standard Dry Dock Tickets are a $225 donation per person.

Battleship Curator Ryan Szimanski will also lead Dry Dock tours.  For Ryan to lead your tour, there is a $1,000 donation per person.

Please Note:

  • Dry Dock Tours are not eligible for museum discounts.
  • Fees are non-refundable.
  • This tour is not  wheelchair or walker accessible and climbing stairs is required to get into and out of the worksite.
  • This is an active, outdoor worksite. Please dress accordingly including: steel-toed shoes and sturdy pants. Tour fee includes a commemorative branded hard hat and eye protection to use during your tour.  If you don’t have steel-toed shoes, we will provide a steel-toe shoe slip-on for your tour.
  • Must be age 16 and over.

Tickets for the Dry Dock Tour, click below:

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR TICKETS  

DRY DOCK GUIDED TOUR WITH CURATOR RYAN SZIMANSKI