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.

May
25
Mon
Memorial Day Facebook Live Ceremony from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Memorial Day Facebook Live Ceremony from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial will remember our military heroes who gave

the ultimate sacrifice for our nation with a Facebook Live ceremony on Memorial Day, Monday,

May 25 at 10am.

 

The Memorial Day ceremony will feature an overview on the history and significance of Memorial

Day by Battleship Curator, Ryan Szimanski, and a talk on what Memorial Day means by Army

veteran and Director of Accounting for the Battleship, Mike Hayes.  The ceremony will end with

the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River.

 

Since the Battleship remains closed for tours due to the coronavirus, the ceremony will be shown

on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/BattleshipNJ

 

 

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Jun
21
Sun
Bring Dad Aboard the Battleship for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bring Dad Aboard the Battleship for Father's Day, Sunday, June 21 @ Battleship New Jersey

Bring Dad aboard our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship for Father’s Day, Sunday, June 21!

The Battleship New Jersey is offering the Hit the Deck exterior tour.  This tour features the 16-inch gun turret, tomahawk missile launch boxes, Seasprite helicopters, some great views of the Philly skyline and more!  Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, seniors and veterans.  All ticket purchases go to the on-going restoration and maintenance of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit.  Tickets are also available in the Ticket Office in the Visitors Center.

The Battleshop gift shop is also available and offers USS New Jersey hats, t-shirts, long-sleeve shirts and more!  The Battleshop is open every day from 10am to 5pm in the Visitors Center.

Free parking along Clinton Street!

Please note for for public safety, all guests must pass a health screening, wear a face covering at all times and practice social distancing of one fathom — six feet — when aboard the ship, in the Visitors Center and on the pier.

 

Jul
2
Thu
Fire Power Tours Are Back! Beginning Thursday, July 2 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Fire Power Tours Are Back! Beginning Thursday, July 2 @ Battleship New Jersey

The Battleship’s signature tour — the Fire Power Tour — is back! The Fire Power self-guided tour will re-open for guests on Thursday, July 2,

Guests can experience the interior spaces of the Battleship again! Track a tomahawk missile in the Combat Engagement Center, look in at the engine rooms along Broadway, check out artifacts in the Exhibit area, climb into a bunk to learn what life was like aboard this floating city, and more! Tours will still include the exterior decks, with highlights like the 16-inch gun turret, the tomahawk missile launch boxes, the Seasprite helicopter and more. The interior of the Battleship is air conditioned and with the nice breezes off the Delaware River when you are outside on the exterior decks, the Battleship is a cool experience!

The Fire Power self-guided tour will be a timed tour to promote distance between guests touring the ship. All guests still must pass a health screening, which includes a contactless thermometer temperature check, in the Visitors Center before purchasing or redeeming their ticket. All guests must wear a face covering and practice social distancing of one fathom — six feet — in the Visitors Center and while touring the Battleship. The tour route of the Battleship, along with the Visitors Center, will be continuously cleaned and disinfected by the Battleship’s housekeeping personnel.

Fire Power self-guided tours will be available every day, beginning Thursday, July 2, from 10am with the last tour launching at 4pm.

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance on our website at https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit/purchase-tickets/ Tickets can be purchased the day of your tour at the Ticket Office inside the Battleship’s Visitors Center.

As our gift for your patience during the quarantine, free parking is available along Clinton St. (GPS: 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ) and in the Marina Parking lot.

If you have questions, please call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 daily from 10am to 4pm.

Jul
3
Fri
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 3 @ 10:00 am – Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm
Help Our Troops and Get a Free Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Bring in an item below and the Military Support Group of NJ, a non-profit organization, will collect the items, put them into care packages and send them to our military personnel overseas.

Plus, we’ll give all donors a coupon for a free tour of the Battleship with the purchase of an adult tour!

Items needed for our troops are:

Almonds (small packages),

Beef Jerky (small packages)

Cashews (small packages)

Chapstick

Coffee,

Tea Bags (very small boxes)

Comics from Sunday Newspapers

Cookies (small packages)

Crackers (small packages)

Crossword or Sudoku Puzzle Books

Flip Flops for the shower (large sizes for men)

Granola or Power Bars

Gum

Hard Candy

Individual drink mixes (dry Gatorade, Kool Aid, Tea/with sugar)

Mixed Nuts

New Magazines

Peanutbutter Cracker packs

Peanuts

Pens & Pencils

Pepperoni stick

Slim Jims

Sunflower Seeds & Nuts Trail Mix

Uno, Yatzee, other small games

White Cotton Socks, boot style /calf size not crew or ankle socks

 

All items should be in the store packaging, not loose.

Items can be dropped off in the containing in the Battleship’s Visitors Center during the hours of 10am to 4pm daily.

Thank you for your support!

Aug
1
Sat
Fire the Battleship’s Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fire the Battleship's Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, August 1 on the hour from 11am to 3pm, a guest touring the Battleship will win the chance to pull the trigger of the portside saluting gun and render a salute to our great nation!  We’ll announce the winner’s name over our 1MC (PA) system throughout the day. .

Or for a $50 donation, we’ll let you pull the trigger for your own salute whatever time you want on August 1.

The Battleship is open for tours from 10am to 3pm every day.  Free parking along Clinton St.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: TICKETS

or you can purchase at our Ticket Office inside the Visitors Center upon arrival.

Aug
15
Sat
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Celebrate Victory in WWII with artifacts and re-enactors aboard our nation’s most decorated battleship on Saturday, Aug. 15, 10am to 3pm.

WWII re-enactors and artifacts will be on display in the Officers’ Wardroom, Admiral’s and Captain’s Cabins and in the Crew’s Mess.  All WWII activities are along the Fire Power self-guided tour tour and can be experienced with the purchase of a tour.

Unfortunately,  the Japanese Zero replica plane “attack” has been cancelled.  But the Battleship will still fire her 5-inch gun and Quad 40 guns at 12pm on Saturday.  In fact, a lucky guests touring the Battleship will be randomly chosen the fire the 5-inch gun!  We’ll also fire the saluting gun throughout the day for a $50 donation!

Free parking is available along Clinton St. (for GPS, use the address of 100 Clinton St., Camden, NJ)

Celebrate Victory in WWII aboard the Big J!

Sep
5
Sat
Dollar Hot Dogs and $2 Beers at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Dollar Hot Dogs and $2 Beers at the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Dollar Hot Dogs and $2 beers, as well as chips and soft drinks, aboard the Battleship from 11:30am to 2pm on Saturday, Sept. 5 on the Main Deck Portside. Enjoy delicious Diet& Watson dogs and a cold drink as you check out the amazing view of the Philadelphia skyline from the deck of the Battleship!
You can also fire the portside saluting gun! Just a $50 donation and you can pull the trigger to fire the gun! Gun shoots will take place on Saturday, Sept. 5, from 11am to 2pm.
Tours are available each day until Labor Day from 10am to 3pm.
Sep
14
Mon
Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament at Medford Lakes CC, Monday, Sept. 14 @ Medford Lakes Country Club
Sep 14 @ 11:30 am – 6:00 pm
Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament at Medford Lakes CC, Monday, Sept. 14 @ Medford Lakes Country Club
Sink some for the Battleship!
The annual Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Sept. 14 at at beautiful Medford Lakes Country Club on Monday, Sept. 14.
We’ll enjoy an outdoor BBQ lunch at 11:30am, followed by tee off at 12:30pm.  Prize holes, including the chance to win a car — you just need a hole-in-one! — as well as a basket auction and 50/50 raffle will be available!
Register by August 15 and its only a $170 donation per golfer.  After that, the donation will be $185 per person.
Sponsorships, including holes sponsorships for just $150, are available and listed below.
We are always looking for prize donors to help the Battleship and offer your place or service some good exposure to our golfers!  To donate a prize or for more information, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org.
Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament sponsorship opportunities:
Presenting Partner: $10,000
– Name/logo in tournament title
– Link on Battleship’s website
– Name on all advertising for the golf tournament
– Back cover ad on golf tournament program
– Twelve players greens fees, cart and lunch
– Recognition at dinner.
– Recognition on Battleship’s website and social media sites
Admiral’s Partnership:  $5,000
– Name on Battleship’s website
– Full-page ad in golf tournament program
– Name in all golf tournament advertising
– Eight players greens fees, carts, lunch
– Recognition at lunch
Captain’s Partnership: $2,500
– Name on Battleship website
– Name in all golf tournament advertising
– Full-page as in golf tournament program
– Recognition at lunch
– Six players greens fees, cart and lunch
Commander’s Partnership: $1,000
– Name on Battleship website
– Half-page ad in golf tournament program
– Four players greens fees, carts, and lunch
Hospitality Cart:  $1,000
– Company’s or individual’s name on two signs prominently displayed on the cart
– Listing in the golf tournament program
– Four players greens fees, carts, and lunch
Hole Sponsorship: $150
– Company’s or individual’s name on sign at tee box
To register for the Battleship Golf Tournament or to become a sponsor, please email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144
Sep
26
Sat
Virtually Fire the Battleship’s Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtually Fire the Battleship's Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Virtually fire the Battleship New Jersey‘s portside saluting gun!

Make a $50 donation online — www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop — and we’ll film the gun shoot for you, starting at 10am, Saturday, Sept. 26. We’ll show this on Facebook Live and send you the video of your shoot!

Virtual gun salutes will take place every other Saturday. We can do multiple salutes for each date. 

Proceeds from the virtual gun salutes will go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum & memorial, currently temporarily closed. The ship plans to re-open in April.

Oct
3
Sat
Cigars on the River Festival aboard the Battleship to be Reschedule. Date TBD @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 3 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cigars on the River Festival aboard the Battleship to be Reschedule. Date TBD @ Battleship New Jersey
Due to the Battleship’s closing from Labor Day through April, the annual Cigars on the River aboard the Battleship, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 3, will be reschedule to a new date TBD.   
We are working to hold a cigar event in Merchantville, NJ on Oct. 3.  Please monitor this website for future details. 
Oct
10
Sat
Virtually Fire the Battleship’s Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtually Fire the Battleship's Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Virtually fire the Battleship New Jersey‘s portside saluting gun!

Make a $50 donation online — www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop — and we’ll film the gun shoot for you, starting at 10am, Saturday, Sept. 26. We’ll show this on Facebook Live and send you the video of your shoot!

Virtual gun salutes will take place every other Saturday. We can do multiple salutes for each date. 

Proceeds from the virtual gun salutes will go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum & memorial, currently temporarily closed. The ship plans to re-open in April.

Oct
24
Sat
Virtually Fire the Battleship’s Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtually Fire the Battleship's Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Virtually fire the Battleship New Jersey‘s portside saluting gun!

Make a $50 donation online — www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop — and we’ll film the gun shoot for you, starting at 10am, Saturday, Sept. 26. We’ll show this on Facebook Live and send you the video of your shoot!

Virtual gun salutes will take place every other Saturday. We can do multiple salutes for each date. 

Proceeds from the virtual gun salutes will go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum & memorial, currently temporarily closed. The ship plans to re-open in April.

Nov
7
Sat
Virtually Fire the Battleship’s Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Virtually Fire the Battleship's Portside Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Virtually fire the Battleship New Jersey‘s portside saluting gun!

Make a $50 donation online — www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop — and we’ll film the gun shoot for you, starting at 10am, Saturday, Sept. 26. We’ll show this on Facebook Live and send you the video of your shoot!

Virtual gun salutes will take place every other Saturday. We can do multiple salutes for each date. 

Proceeds from the virtual gun salutes will go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum & memorial, currently temporarily closed. The ship plans to re-open in April.

Jun
19
Sat
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship Rescheduled to Sat., June 19, 2021 @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
NJ Beer Festival Aboard the Battleship Rescheduled to Sat., June 19, 2021 @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

We will still toast the Battleship and New Jersey Beer…we’ll just do it in June 2021!

The annual New Jersey Beer Festival aboard the Battleship New Jersey has been rescheduled from Nov. 7 to June 19, 2021.  Adults can sample craft beers from breweries throughout the Garden State.  The General Session will run from 1pm to 5pm and tickets are $50 per adult.  The VIP session allows guests admission one hour earlier at 12pm, when they can sample some special brews and meet the breweries. Tickets for the VIP session are $75

Guests attending the Beer Festival will also get a tour of the Battleship, rock to live music and enjoy some great pub food — all aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship.  The NJ Beer Festival will take place rain or shine!

For tickets, visit:  https://newjerseybeer.ticketleap.com/battleship-beer-fest-2020/   Tickets purchased for the Beer Festival on the originally scheduled dates of  June 20 and Nov. 7 will be accepted at the new date of June 19, 2021.

Battleship members can purchase a ticket in advance for just $35 or at the Battleship on June 19 for $45.  Tickets for members can be purchased by calling 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

Sponsorships are available.  For more information in becoming a sponsor, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org.

For questions, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Must be 21 and over with a valid ID to attend the NJ Beef Festival on the Battleship.