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.

Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey

Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor

A special day of education for students and their parents aboard the ship. Students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. Join battleship educators on a tour into the ship’s armored citadel and see one of the ship’s engine rooms and gun turrets while learning about the key components of a battleship.  This program culminates in the chance to design tour own battleship using math! Admission to this program includes admission to the battleships Model Con event on board to see different ship models built and then brought to the ship for this special event. Student Day is a monthly program designed for school-aged children and their adults to learn the science and engineering behind the ship. Every month has a unique tour and hands-on class.

For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108

Battleship and Independence Seaport Museum Lecture Series: Dixmude 1914, French Infantry and the Western Front @ Independent Seaport Museum
Mar 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Battleship and Independence Seaport Museum Lecture Series:  Dixmude 1914, French Infantry and the Western Front @ Independent Seaport Museum

The Battleship New Jersey and the Independence Seaport Museum next Lecture as part of their yearlong Fleet Talk series will take place at the Independence Seaport Museum on Saturday, March 25 at 7pm.

The topic will be Dixmude 1914: French Naval Infantry and the establishment of the Western Front.

The presenter will be James Taub,  a public historian with a focus on military history, who has served as a historian and history engagement specialist for the US WWI Centennial Commission and National WWI Museum and Memorial.. His specialty is on Franco-American military history, and the Great War. Currently, he works as the Associate Curator at the Museum of the American Revolution. James obtained his MA from the University of Glasgow, and his BA from Dickinson College.

Light snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

Tickets are a $100 donation.  To purchase tickets, call

866-877-6262 x108


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.


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

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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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.

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
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship

The New Jersey Brewers Association and the Battleship New Jersey are thrilled to bring you the 2023 NJ Beer  Festival aboard the Battleship, Saturday, June 24.

The state’s premiere New Jersey-exclusive craft beer festival, bringing you live music, crafts and of course, over thirty local breweries on the nation’s most decorated battleship!  Our 2022 event had 35 breweries with over 100 different beers.

Take a tour of the ship, then join us for an amazing time on the Delaware River!

Enjoy craft beer from New Jersey breweries on the fantail of the World’s Greatest Battleship Saturday, June 25! This annual event includes a tour of the Battleship — before sampling beer!, live music from Cabin Dogs, delicious food and even take home a souvenir sampling mug!

Breweries who participated in past NJ Beer Festivals inluded:

13th Child  Brewery, 7 Mile Brewery, The Alementary, Axe and Arrow Brewing, Behr Brewing, Brotherton Brewing, Buttzville Brewing, Carton Brewing, Chimney Rustic Ales, Czig Meister Brewing, Double Nickel Brewing, Dr. Brewlittle’s, Eclipse Brewing, Eight & Sand Beer, Ghost Hawk Brewing, Gusto Brewing, Hidden Sands Brewing, Lower Forge Brewery, MechanicalBrewery, MudHen Brewing, Neck of the Woods Brewing, Old Hights Brewing, Pinelands Brewing, Ross Brewing, Slack Tide Brewing, Somers Point Brewing, Swedesboro Brewing, Third State Brewing, Toms River Brewing, Twin Lights Brewing, Untied Brewing, Vinyl Brewing, Zed’s Beer-Bado Brewing

Early Bird Tickets are now available! 

VIP: Enjoy access at 12:00 pm – one hour earlier than the public, sample special beers and meet the brewers with our VIP ticket. A limited number of VIP tickets are available at $75 per adult.

General Admission: Tickets for the public sampling session from 1:00pm to 5:00pm are $50.

Designated driver and early bird pricing also available.

For tickets, click the link below:


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