Over 40 candidates will be sworn in as new citizens of the United States during a ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) at 10am on Wednesday, July 4.
Con. Donald Norcross (D-NJ 1st District) and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will offer remarks, while U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will administer the Oath of Allegiance to America’s newest citizens during this special ceremony aboard our nation’s most decorated battleship on Independence Day.
Past citizenship candidates originated from countries from throughout the globe, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cameroon, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Germany, Haiti, India, Italy, Jamaica, Liberia, Mexico, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Poland, Portugal,Turkey, United Kingdom and Vietnam.
The ceremony is free to attend.
Independence Celebration Fireworks
Watch the Independence fireworks shows from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey! 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! 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 7 PM. The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30 PM. Get Tickets online below or by calling 856-966-1652 x 108 or at the Battleship Ticket Office before the 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.
Arrr…the pirates are invading the Battleship, Saturday, July 6.
Meet pirates throughout the Battleship, check out pirate artifacts, experience a cannon firing, live music, demos and more.
Guests who dress like a pirate for their tour will get a 20% discount on their tour of the Battleship on July 6!
Pirate activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship!
The Battleship will offer a special Reveille relaxed tour, suitable for families with autistic members during the pre-public opening hours of 8:30am to 10:00am on Saturday, July 13.
This quieter museum experience, will also feature additional hands-on programs and a modified tour route will be available to those wishing to avoid the Battleship’s ladders (stairs). A quiet room will be open to any that wish to use it.
Tickets will be available at the Battleship Ticket Office from 8:30am to 10:00am on July 13.
* Guests should be advised that there is a Caribbean Festival at Wiggins Park, just north of the Battleship. The event is not until later on Saturday, but they may be setting up in the morning. Also, due to the festival, all parking for the Battleship will be along Clinton St.
Climb aboard with Independence Seaport Museum and Battleship New Jersey for Deck-to-Deck: Ship Tours. Offered quarterly, the tour will explore National Historic Landmark ships Cruiser Olympia, Submarine Becuna, and Battleship New Jersey after hours. Guides will dive into the Navy through the ages, and how engineering, gunnery, and crew life changed (or didn’t change) over time. Visitors will have the exclusive chance to experience parts of all three ships that are rarely accessible to the general public.
Must be at least 13 years old to participate.
Sample Tour Schedule:
6:00-7:30PM: Tour of National Historic Landmark ships Cruiser Olympia and Submarine Becuna
7:30-8:00PM: Group is transported to Camden
8:00-9:30PM: Tour of Battleship New Jersey
Pricing (includes tours and transportation):
For tickets, visit:
Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours!
On Thursday, July 18, at 6 pm, this adult tour, led by the Battleship’s Curator, will take guests off the public tour route and will showcase the more “adult-oriented” sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Included in this tour is a cold beer or glass of wine – or soft drink – on the Main Deck Portside as we enjoy the skyline of Philadelphia at night!
$34.95 Donation per adult (over the age of 21)
$17.50 for Battleship Members
Get tickets here or call 866-877-6262 x107 or x108
In partnership with the USO and Battleship New Jersey, the Philadelphia Union are running a 5v5 mini-soccer tournament on the deck of the Battleship to celebrate Military Appreciation Week in August!
The Union are inviting all active duty military, as well as retired, reserve, DOD civilians, and friends and family playing in honor or memory of military members, in the Philadelphia-area to assemble teams and compete in the tournament. It is completely free of charge to military teams and the Union will donate back to the USO and Battleship for every team that registers!
Guests touring the Battleship are welcome to watch the action on the fantail! We’ll have food concessions and bar service.
Date: Tuesday, Aug. 6
Time: 12 pm – 4 pm ET
Location: Battleship New Jersey (100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103)
The winning team will receive free tickets and limited-edition Adidas camo warm-up tops that the team will wear prior to the Union’s Military Appreciation Game on Sunday, August 11 against Houston Dynamo. They will also be recognized on-field in front of fans and the team.
For more details & registration information, click here: https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/post/2019/07/01/philadelphia-union-liberty-uso-and-battleship-new-jersey-announce-battle-branches
Come celebrate victory in World War II aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Guests touring the ship will meet WWII re-enactors, check out WWII artifacts and even enjoy 1940’s-era music as we celebrate on the Fantail. All WWII activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship.
Watch the Battleship‘s Quad 40 gun & 5-inch gun “defend” the Big J from an attack by “Tora 101″ WWII planes, replicas of the Japanese Zero, at 11:30am on Saturday, Aug. 10. All part of the ship’s WWII Victory Day! Free to experience with the purchase of a tour or BBQ lunch
Lunch tickets are $30.00 adults/ $24.00 for children 16 and under/ $20.00 BB62 Member.
Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, served: 12:00PM- 3:00PM. Cash bar available.
For tickets to the WWII Victory BBQ Lunch and Dance, call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or get Tickets online.
The WWII Victory Day BBQ Lunch and Dance will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship.
This year’s event will feature the 1940 sounds of Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society Band, as well as the dancing of the Olde City Sweethearts.
Guests who purchase a lunch ticket cannot only enjoy a delicious BBQ on the fantail with a cash bar,dance to 40s music, but they also get a Fire Power tour of the Battleship! In addition to the 16-inch gun turrets and other amazing spaced along the tour, you’ll also get to check out WWII artifacts in the Officers’ Wardroom and meet WWII re-enactors throughout the ship!
Watch the Battleship‘s Quad 40 gun and 5-inch gun “defend” the Big J from an attack by “Tora 101″ WWII planes, replicas of the Japanese Zero, at 11:30am on Saturday, Aug. 10. All part of the ship’s WWII Victory Day! Free to experience with the purchase of a tour or BBQ lunch.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for children 16 and under. For tickets, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x108. .