The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
Philadelphia Union, in partnership with Boeing, announced they will honor Military Appreciation with their annual Battle of the Branches 5v5 mini-soccer tournament on July 13, which will take place on the deck of the Battleship New Jersey.
In addition to the tournament, the event will conclude with a party with food and beverage and on the deck of the battleship.
The Union invites 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. There is no cost to register, and each player will receive a shirt, access to a meal and one drink ticket.
Date: Thursday, July 13th
Time: Tournament begins at 2 p.m. with the party to follow
Location: Battleship New Jersey (100 Clinton St, Camden, NJ 08103)
To register, click: https://www.philadelphiaunion.com/form/battle-of-the-branches-2023
The winning team will receive complimentary standing room only tickets to the Union’s Military Appreciation Game on Saturday, July 15th against NYCFC.
Sips & Stix Happy Hour aboard the Battleship New Jersey, featuring Plush Vodka and Fine Cigars
Enjoy a cocktail reception on the deck of our nation’s most decorated battleship! Sips & Stix Happy Hour will feature delicious drinks with Plush Vodka and fine cigars that guests can smoke on the deck.
Get started with a martini featuring Plush Vodka!
Tour the Battleship and enjoy delicious appetizers with your cocktails!
Wednesday, August 9, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
$60 donation includes tour of the Battleship, appetizers and one Plush vodka drink
Must be age 21 and over to attend.
EVENING TURRET II TOUR
Join a knowledgeable tour guide in a 90-minute, family friendly, walking tour that takes guests through the five stories of one of Battleship New Jersey’s massive 16″ gun turrets. Visitors will get to stand in the armored gun house where the gun captain oversaw reloading procedures, explore the magazines where 1-ton shells and thousands of powder bags were stored, and pull the triggers in the plotting room where primitive but effective computers aimed the guns over the horizon. This fun for all ages experience includes many hands-on elements that let’s guests see and feel what it was like for a World War II crew member to fire the ship’s guns.
$30 donation per person.
Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.
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Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck! Must be over 21 years old.
Admission is $40, $20 for Battleship NJ Members
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Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews (50+) & awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast. Check out photos from the last Brew Blast & get tickets.
The MGK Brew Blast is a rain or shine event. The main event area is tented. If it’s raining on Saturday, you may want to bring rain gear or an umbrella to stay dry if waiting in line to check in or to walk from the main event area to the bathrooms (about 20-50 feet from beer tent)
50+ Brews, Live Band, Free Tour
It will be a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) & live classic rock from MGK House Band, Incognito, on the tented deck of America’s most decorated battleship.
All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey.
Some of the beers we’ll be pouring include: Double Nickel, Evil Genius, Mudhen, Urban Village, Yuengling, Boston Beer, Dogfish Head, Montauk, Sierra Nevada, DuClaw, Conshohocken Brewing, Sea Isle Spiked Iced Tea, Spellbound Brewing, The Beast, Beat Box, Hoop Tea, 21st Amendment:, Three 3’s , Austin East Cider:, Lake Hour: and more!
Hang with the MGK DJs
WMGK’s Steve Vassalotti, Matt Cord & Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year’s Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.
ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS – all patrons entering the MGK Brew Blast event space must be 21 years or older, including Designated Drivers.
Check back for the full list!
Parking is available at the garage next to Freedom Mortgage Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.
But we strongly recommend taking mass transit , or a taxi, or Uber of Lyft.
If you’re posting about going to the Brew Blast on social media or posting pictures of the event while there, make sure you tag @WMGK and/or use the hashtag #MGKBrewBlast.
Getting There Without Driving
Those coming from Philadelphia can take the Riverlink Ferry to the Entertainment Center stop and take a short walk directly to Battleship NJ from the parking lot.
Riverline Light Rail Train:
Ride NJ TRANSIT’s River LINE to the Battleship!
Exit at Entertainment Center and walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center. For information, rates and schedules visit www.riverline.com or call 973-275-5555.
If taking PATCO from Philadelphia or within NJ, you can take PATCO to the Broadway Station/Walter Rand Transportation Center stop. You can purchase a ticket and get on the Riverline Light Rail Train and take that to the Entertainment Center/Waterfront Music Pavilion stop. Once off the train you can walk around the Waterfront Music Pavilion (about 2 or 3 minute walk) to the Battleship.
EVENING ENGINE ROOM GUIDED TOUR
Descend into the armored citadel of the ship for a 90-minute, family friendly, guided, walking tour of the most powerful engineering plant ever installed on a battleship. Learn how steam powered engines moved the massive ship at record breaking speeds and see the spaces crew members worked in. This hands-on walking tour is fun for all ages and allows guests to climb down seven stories into a fire room to see the huge boilers, an engine room to see the turbines and throttle wheels, and a one of the ship’s many steering positions.
$40 donation per adult.
Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.
For tickets, call 866-877-6262 x108.
Due to this weekend’s storm, the Battleship Golf Tournament, originally scheduled for Monday, Sept. 25, has been cancelled. The golf course is unplayable.
A new date will be announced soon.
Sink some for the Battleship!
To register, email email@example.com, or call 866-877-6262 ext 144.
Student Day: Guns, Engines, and Armor
Saturday, Sept. 30 at 10am
Students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. Tour into the ship’s armored citadel and see one of the engine rooms and gun turrets.
Every month offers this unique tour and hands-on class. $12 per person.
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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.
Tickets are a $100 donation. Reserved tables available for party of 8 for $1000.
Dress attire is casual!
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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
Homecoming 250 Navy Marine Corps, the 501(c)(3) charity dedicated to bringing the celebration of the Navy and Marine Corps 250th birthdays to their Philadelphia birthplace, invites you and your organization to celebrate with us!
Please join us for Homecoming 250’s 2023 Navy & Marine Corps Gala from 6 to 10pm on Thursday, October 12, at the Independence Seaport Museum. Secretary of the Navy Carlos Del Toro is the invited Guest of Honor and Principal Speaker; we hope to confirm his attendance shortly. Vice Admiral/Deputy CNO Rick Cheeseman will speak, and other Navy and Marine general officers will be there, as well as political and corporate leaders. The Navy Band and Marine Corps Honor Guard will participate in the preliminary ceremonies. The Gala will be the main social event of the Navy and Marine Corps Week, and Homecoming 250’s main 2023 fundraising event for the Navy & Marine Corps 250th Celebration.
Please go to https://www.homecoming250.org/navy-marine-week-and-gala/ to download the Gala Sponsorship information, and to purchase individual tickets, with reduced rates for active-duty officers and enlisted personnel. Don’t miss it!
Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This spooky adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will focus on the more macabre tales of death and injuries on board. These tours are only available on select dates in October.
Guests can also enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour. Must be over 21 years or older.
Admission is $45