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.

Mar
1
Mon
March is Red Cross Month @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 1 @ 2:00 pm – Mar 31 @ 11:00 pm
March is Red Cross Month @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey raised the flag of the Red Cross on March 1 and will fly the flag over the ship throughout the month of March for Red Cross Month.  The Battleship will also be lit throughout March.

The Battleship kicked off Red Cross Month with a virtual ceremony on Facebook on March 1.  In addition to raising the flag, the ceremony including the performance of the National Anthem by Battleship volunteer and bugler Nan LaCorte, the firing of the portside saluting gun and a memorial wreath casting for Red Cross staff member Laura Steinmetz, who was instrumental in organizing the Red Cross annual kick-off events aboard the Battleship.

March has been recognized as Red Cross Month for more than 75 years. Beginning with President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1943, every U.S. President has designated March as Red Cross Month to recognize how the American Red Cross helps people across the country and around the world.

Mar
24
Wed
Student Day, Drones: Build Your Own Robot @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day, Drones: Build Your Own Robot @ Battleship New Jersey

Student Day

Join Battleship educators for a socially distanced day of learning aboard the Big J!

On Wednesday, March 24, at 9am, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. This two-hour session will talk about some of the technology added to the ship over her 50 years of service, including both kinds of drones that the ship worked with. Students will learn the basics of circuitry and then be challenged to create their own small robot capable of traveling on its own.  The tour will focus on the changes made to the ship over the years and will visit the early Anti-aircraft guns as well as the 1980s computers. This program is appropriate for all school-aged children.

  • Adults are required to stay with children for their entire visit.
  • All guests must pass a health screening which includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.

Buy Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144

Additional sessions will be added in the future.  Please consult this website for details.

Mar
26
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the technological changes to the ship over time.

Guests will go see some of the ship’s original Anti-aircraft weaponry as well as the more modern anti-missile technology. From the Combat Information Center where the ship found its targets for the 16in guns to the Combat Engagement Center added in the 1980s for missiles, guests will see what additions were made to the ship over her 50 year history to keep the ship in fighting condition.

Buy Tickets   March 26, 2021 at 6:00 PM

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

Mar
27
Sat
Tours for Frontline Workers for Any Donation Amount This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 27 @ 11:00 am – Mar 28 @ 3:00 pm
Tours for Frontline Workers for Any Donation Amount This Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey

As a “Thank You” for the amazing efforts by  frontline workers in the region over the past year, the Battleship New Jersey will offer frontline personnel and their families tours of our nation’s most decorated battleship for a donation of any amount!

Tours will be available Saturday, March 27 and Sunday, March 28 from 11am to 3pm.  Just show a valid ID at the Battleship’s Ticket Office and make your donation of any amount to the ship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Frontline workers include all nurses,  doctors, EMTs, care home/in-home support workers, Food Bank volunteers, and the families of those workers.

During your tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship, you’ll experience the massive 16-inch gun turrets, track a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more.  Plus, all guests can add an extended guided tour of inside a 16-inch gun turret and/or an engine room at no additional cost!

All guests must pass a health screening which includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet.

Virtually or Real-Time Fire the Saluting Gun on Saturday, March 27 @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 27 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Virtually or Real-Time Fire the Saluting Gun on Saturday, March 27 @ Battleship New Jersey

Virtual and Real-Time Saluting Gun Shoots, Saturday, March 27 at 12pm

The Battleship will offer virtual saluting gun shoots at 12pm on Saturday,  March 27.   We’ll video the shoot to send to you as well as show it on Facebook Live.

The Battleship, which is now open for tours on weekends, will also allow guests touring the ship to pull the trigger live and fire the gun!  Shoot the saluting gun for a $50 donation.

Want to get more bang?   You can pull the trigger to fire the portside 5-inch gun for a $500 donation!

Shoots will begin at 12:00pm and continue until all donated shots are fired.

 

Apr
1
Thu
Get a Free Tour with the Purchase of an Adult Tour on Thursday, April 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Get a Free Tour with the Purchase of an Adult Tour on Thursday, April 1 @ Battleship New Jersey

To celebrate opening for public tours every day, on Thursday, April 1, guests can get a free tour with the purchase of an adult Fire Power tour.  The Battleship will be open from 11am to 3pm every day beginning April 1.

The deal is available the day of at the Battleship’s Ticket Office.

Climb inside the massive 16-inch gun turret, track a tomahawk missile in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew of the USS New Jersey lived aboard this floating city and more.

Fire Power adult tour tickets are a $24.95  donation and for children under 12, veterans and senior citizens tickets are $19.95.   Preferred parking is available near the Patricia Egan Jones Pier for just a $15 donation and along Clinton St. for a $10 donation.  For parking, use the address of 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ.

 

Apr
9
Fri
Teak Deck eBay Auction
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – Apr 19 @ 7:00 pm
Teak Deck eBay Auction

Original WWII Teak Decking – Pair of 3-Plank Slabs

This pair of 3-plank slabs of our original teak decking each measure 11 3/8” wide, 38 1/2” long and 1 7/8″ high with rubberized caulk between the planks. No bolt holes or damage. Would make a beautiful table or inlay in a bar.

This teak was removed from the port side 01 level just outside of the admirals stateroom by turret 2, during our ongoing restoration of that area. Judging by the area it was removed from, the method of installation and the coatings on the steel underneath, it is possible that this teak was on board during World War II. It was likely installed in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard either while the ship was originally being built or during a major reactivation in 1968 for service during the Vietnam War. This deck protected the armor plate underneath from damage by the 1-ton shells, which were carted over it when ammunition was loaded and insulated several generations of American fighting men from the South Pacific sun.

Certificate of authenticity will be included.

Browsers may show different shipping options. Please note there are shipping options at your expense or free local scheduled pickup.

*Auction Ends Monday, April 19 at 7:00 PM EDT.*

PLACE YOUR BID: https://www.ebay.com/itm/164805883482

 

Apr
10
Sat
Vietnam War Living History Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 10 @ 11:00 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 10 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 10 can experience Vietnam War artifacts and re-enactors in addition to a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship! We’ll even play 60s music over the pier’s speakers!

The ship is looking for 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!

All participants and guests must pass the ship’s health screening, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet when at the Battleship.

If you would like to participate, please email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Little Lights! How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

How do you send a message to someone on another ship if they can’t hear you? The Navy uses a series of codes and flags to send messages to one another.
Send a message yourself through semaphore or other flag languages, color in your own signal flag message, and help our educators as they repair signal flags, just as was done on board the ship while it was in service.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm in April, included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour.

 

 

Apr
11
Sun
Little Lights! How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 11 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

How do you send a message to someone on another ship if they can’t hear you? The Navy uses a series of codes and flags to send messages to one another.
Send a message yourself through semaphore or other flag languages, color in your own signal flag message, and help our educators as they repair signal flags, just as was done on board the ship while it was in service.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm in April, included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour.

 

 

Apr
17
Sat
Little Lights! How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

How do you send a message to someone on another ship if they can’t hear you? The Navy uses a series of codes and flags to send messages to one another.
Send a message yourself through semaphore or other flag languages, color in your own signal flag message, and help our educators as they repair signal flags, just as was done on board the ship while it was in service.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm in April, included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour.

 

 

Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 17 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Pull the Trigger and Fire a Salute from the Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship will allow guests touring the ship to pull the trigger and fire a salute every Saturday from 12pm to 2pm.  Guests can shoot the saluting gun for a $50 donation to the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Guests can make a $50 donation online at https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=c54ec0a4-678a-45b0-9dac-9822154d44eb   Or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office on Saturday morning.

Want to get more bang? You can pull the trigger to fire the portside 5-inch gun for a $500 donation! Five-inch gun shoots must be scheduled in advance.  Call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 to schedule your shoot!

Shoots will begin at 12:00pm and continue until all donated shots are fired by 2pm.

Apr
18
Sun
Little Lights! How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

How do you send a message to someone on another ship if they can’t hear you? The Navy uses a series of codes and flags to send messages to one another.
Send a message yourself through semaphore or other flag languages, color in your own signal flag message, and help our educators as they repair signal flags, just as was done on board the ship while it was in service.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm in April, included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour.

 

 

Apr
23
Fri
Student Day: Free Tour and Onboard Class on Doolittle’s Raid @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Free Tour and Onboard Class on Doolittle's Raid @ Battleship New Jersey

On 18 April 1942, 16 B25B Mitchell Bombers took off from USS Hornet as the first strike on the Japanese islands in response to Pearl Harbor. For the strike, crews removed parts of their planes in order to make their planes light enough to make the long flight .

During our Student Days on April 23 and 28 from 9am to 11am, the Battleship will offer free tours and classes to students and parents. But register soon, we are accepting a maximum of 20 people total for each Student Day,

Students with their parents can learn about this key event in World War II by taking a unique tour through the battleship designed for school-aged children. The tour will visit New Jersey’s flight deck and look at the differences between aircraft on a battleship and an aircraft carrier. Tours will also visit admiral’s spaces and the bridge to see the types of spaces that this attack was planned in. After the tour, students will participate in a challenge to modify their own plane and see if their craft would succeed in their mission.

This program is free thanks to the generous support of a donation made in memory of Battleship Volunteer Howard Sands.”

To register for this free event, visit 63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/tickets?tab=3&txobjid=b7d92d7b-efb5-4f7e-a36d-3291d6504d8e

Apr
24
Sat
Little Lights! How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm – 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 24 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Little Lights!  How the Navy Communicates! Saturdays & Sundays from 12pm - 3pm @ Battleship New Jersey

Little Lights, presented by the Charles Edison Fund

How do you send a message to someone on another ship if they can’t hear you? The Navy uses a series of codes and flags to send messages to one another.
Send a message yourself through semaphore or other flag languages, color in your own signal flag message, and help our educators as they repair signal flags, just as was done on board the ship while it was in service.
Every Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 3pm in April, included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour.