May
23
Wed
75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
75th Anniversary of the Commissioning of the USS New Jersey @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

On May 23, 1943, the USS New Jersey was commissioned into the United State Navy at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.  The Battleship will celebrate the 75th anniversary of her Commissioning with a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 10am on May 23. This event will feature key remarks from regional dignitaries and USS New Jersey veterans.  The Battleship will formally dedicate the recently re-installed Quad 40 Gun.  We’ll also have live music, including a rendition of TAPS by Battleship volunteer and bugler Nan Lacorte, a memorial wreath casting, and even cake for all guests as part of the morning’s activities.

The ceremony is free to attend.

May
24
Thu
Watch the Parade of Tall Ships from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Watch the Parade of Tall Ships from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the Parade of  Tall Ships as they sail pass the Battleship New Jersey on Thursday, May 24th from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM.  Each ship will sail up the Delaware River and will receive a salute from the guns of the Battleship as they pass.  We’ll also have food concession and bar service.

Just a $10 donation to come aboard to watch the Tall Ships.  Guests who purchase a tour of the Battleship are welcome to stay aboard watch the Tall Ships sail pass the Big J en route to Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia.  Viewing of the Parade of Tall Ships is free to Battleship Members.

Get Tickets Here, or call 866-877-6262 ext, 108 or stop by the Battleship’s Ticket Office.

May
26
Sat
Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Memorial Day Weekend Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience the amazing view of the Memorial Day Weekend fireworks over the Delaware River on Saturday, May 26 from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!

For just a $10 donation per person, guests can come aboard the forecastle (forward deck) beginning at 7pm. We’ll have face painting for the kids, snacks for purchase and a beer, wine and soda cash bar. Enjoy the amazing fireworks over the river at approximately 9pm.

Get Tickets Here or call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or you can buy them at the Ticket Office prior to the fireworks show on May 26 or during tour hours every day from 9:30am to 5pm.

May
28
Mon
Memorial Day Ceremony on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Ceremony on the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

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.

Jun
2
Sat
Radio Club’s Museum Ships Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 2 @ 9:30 am – Jun 3 @ 5:00 pm
Radio Club's Museum Ships Weekend @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Visitors touring the ship are invited to stop by the ship’s communication room throughout the day on Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3, and listen in as the Battleship’s Radio Club talks with over 100 museum ships throughout the world via our amateur radio.  This popular annual event, which is free to experience when you tour the Battleship, is hosted by the Battleship New Jersey Amateur Radio Station.

Veteran Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veteran Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Veterans can meet representatives from animal shelters throughout the Delaware Valley on the fantail of the Battleship to explore and even adopt a pet that day.  We’ll have dogs, cats and other pets for vets to meet and learn about adopting a pet.   Admission to the fantail is free to veterans.

Guests touring the Battleship that day are welcome to enter the fantail and meet the pets and animal shelter personnel.

FIRE POWER TOUR TICKETS

Jun
4
Mon
Taste of South Jersey Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taste of South Jersey Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Camden County Regional Chamber of Commerce is honoring the United States Military this year at its annual “A Taste of South Jersey” event, to be held this year aboard the Battleship New Jersey.

The culinary event will be held on Monday, June 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.

This year’s theme is “Salute Our Big 5,” in honor of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. The event is open to the public, and tickets cost $35 in advance or $45 at the door.  To purchase tickets in advance, visit https://www.camdencountychamber.com

There will be a $10 military discount to those that can present a valid ID. There will be live music featuring Dyanne Hunter of the Harmony Band, and a cash bar. Attendees will get to vote for their favorite dishes to receive the  “Golden Plate Award” for “Tasters Choice” and “Best Dessert.”

Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Paula Cottrell, 87th Force Support Squadron will be in attendance, along with some of her fellow air men and women of the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

Shuttle service will be provided by Albert’s Transportation to all registered guests from the parking lot to the Battleship and back throughout the duration of the event. Ticket includes shuttle cost.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to shoot a 5-inch portside gun. The Battleship will offer the possibility for that opportunity to participating attendees. Guests may pre-purchase it now or at the event. All proceeds will go towards the continual refurbishment of Battleship New Jersey.

Cost is one for $5 or three  $10. The drawing and firing will be held at 8:00 pm. Must be present to shoot.

Tastings on the evening will be offered from:

  • Bahama Breeze
  • Camden County Technical School Pennsauken
  • Cherry Hill High School West
  • Costco Wholesale
  • Luxology Beverage
  • Red, Hot & Blue
  • Seasons 52
  • Silver Diner
  • The Capital Grille
  • The Mansion on Main Street
  • Trappix Jamaican Restaurant
  • Whole Hog Cafe
  • Zallie’s Catering
Jun
10
Sun
Captain Quack Rubber Duck Race for the Battleship @ Wiggins Park Marina
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Captain Quack Rubber Duck Race for the Battleship @ Wiggins Park Marina

Guests can sponsor the Battleship’s rubber duck, Captain Quack, and then cheer for him in a race with other Captain Quacks in the Wiggins Marina on Sunday, June 10 at noon.  The winning duck will win you four tickets to the Battleship Blast Luau Dinner on June 30. Second place gets a family overnight on the Battleship on New Year’s Eve.  Third place gets a family pack of tickets to watch the July 4th fireworks from the Battleship!  All guests who sponsor a Captain Quack Rubber Duck will also get two tickets per duck to watch fireworks over the Delaware River on Saturday, June 30!

Sponsorships, which range from $10 to sponsor a Captain Quack rubber duck, to $15 for sponsor and keep Captain Quack but you have to come to the Marina for the race on June 10, to $20 to keep Captain Quack and you do not have to attend the race — we’ll send the Captain Quack to you!

You can sponsor a Captain Quack in the Battleship’s Gift Shop or call the Gift Shop at 866-877-6262 ext. 205.

Jun
14
Thu
Flag Day Aboard the Big J! @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Flag Day Aboard the Big J! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship is working with the American Legion to collect tattered and torn US Flags on Flag Day, Thursday, June 14. Bring your old flag to the Battleship and members of the American Legion will collect and dispose of the flag properly. The Legion will collect flags from 10am to 1pm.

Further, all guests who tour the Battleship on Flag Day will get a free mini US flag.

The Battleship will also fly the “Holiday Flag” on her main mast.

The Battleship can even fly a flag above the ship for you. For a $62 donation, the Battleship will supply a flag, fly it over the ship on Flag Day, and send it to you along with a Certificate of Authenticity. For more information on having a flag flown, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x144.

Jun
30
Sat
Go Hawaiian at the Battleship Blast Luau! @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Go Hawaiian at the Battleship Blast Luau! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Aloha! Break out your Battleship Hawaiian shirts! We’re having a luau, complete with South Pacific Fire Dancers, Hawaiian music, and a great Hawaiian-themed meal as we celebrate the annual Battleship Blast “Luau” on the ship, Saturday, June 30.

In addition to the Island life, you’ll also experience an amazing view of the fireworks over the Delaware River at dusk!

We’ll also auction off a the chance to pull the trigger to fire the 5-inch gun at the conclusion of fireworks, as well as have another auction for a Tiki statue!

Tickets to the Blast must be purchased in advance. Parking for the Blast will be along Clinton St., the access road to the Battleship. For GPS, use the address of 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ 08103.

Blast tickets are a $175 donation per person. Sponsorships are available! To sponsor the event, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

All proceeds go to the on-going preservation and maintenance of the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial.

Watch Fireworks on June 30 from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 30 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Watch Fireworks on June 30 from the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Watch the fireworks show, presented by Philadelphia Welcomes America, over the Delaware River from the deck of the Battleship!  We’ll also have live music, face painting for the kids, food concessions and a cash bar for adults.

Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

The Battleship will open her decks at 7pm.  The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30pm.

Parking for fireworks will be available in the Camden Waterfront Parking Garage.

Tickets Available Here or by calling 856-966-1652 x108 or at the Battleship Ticket Office, open every day from 9:30am to 5pm, as well as before the fireworks show.

Jul
4
Wed
Teach Fleet LEGO Ships to Dock at the Battleship on July 4 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 4 @ 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
Teach Fleet LEGO Ships to Dock at the Battleship on July 4 @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Teach Fleet LEGO fleet will dock in the Officers’ Wardroom aboard the Battleship on July 4 from 9:30am to 5pm. The exhibit will feature the LEGO replica of the Pilot Boat New Jersey. Guests will also see other LEGO ship creations and kids can build their own ship from LEGOS.

The exhibit is free to experience for guests who purchase a tour of the Battleship on July 4th.

Naturalization Ceremony on July 4th @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Naturalization Ceremony on July 4th @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Forty new citizens will be welcomed to our country during a Naturalization Ceremony on the forecastle of the Battleship at 10am on Wednesday, July 4. Guests are welcome to attend the ceremony for free.

Tour our nation’s most decorated Battleship on July 4th. Fire Power tours will run throughout the day from 9:30am to 5pm, and a Turret II guided tour will launch at 11am.

All guests who take a tour of the Battleship can check our the Teach Fleet LEGO ship display, featuring the new replica of the Pilot Boat New Jersey, in the Officers’ Wardroom.

The Battleship will also open the forecastle (forward deck) for guests to watch the 4th of July fireworks! Just a $10 donation gets you aboard. We’ll have live music, face painting for the kids, food concessions, a cash bar and the chance for someone to fire the saluting gun at the conclusion of the fireworks show. The ship will open at 7pm for the fireworks on July 4.

Watch the July 4th Fireworks Aboard the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Watch the July 4th Fireworks Aboard the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Watch the Independence Day fireworks show, presented by Camden County, from the deck of the Battleship!  We’ll also have live music, face painting for the kids, food concessions, a cash bar for adults and the chance for someone to fire the saluting gun at the conclusion of the fireworks tonight!

Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

The Battleship will open her decks at 7pm.  The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30pm.

Get Tickets Here or by calling 856-966-1652 x108 or at the Battleship Ticket Office before the fireworks show.

Please note: This is a standing-only event. Chairs will not be set up and no chairs are permitted to be brought aboard for the fireworks show. Guests can bring blankets to sit on the deck.

Jul
14
Sat
Pirates Invasion of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Pirates Invasion of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Arrrrr…there will be marauders and buccaneers aboard the Battleship on Saturday, July 14 from 10am to 4pm.  Meet pirates, check out pirate artifacts and displays, and even purchase some pirate merchandise!  

All free to experience when you purchase a Firepower Tour of the Battleship!

Further, any little buccaneers who come dressed as a pirate — even if it’s an eye patch or pirate hat — will get 20% off the price of a tour of the Big J! Offer good Saturday, July 14 only.