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.

Jul
28
Wed
Student Day: Rangefinding @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Rangefinding @ Battleship New Jersey

Join Battleship educators for a day of learning aboard the Big J!

On Wednesday, July 28, at 9am, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson.

This month the tour will include the main battery 16-inch guns, the plotting room used to aim the guns, and the Combat Information Center, where targets were selected. Guests will also have the chance to do the math by hand and figure out how to find the distance to an enemy target.

Admission is a $5 donation for all. Adults are required to stay with children for their entire visit.

This program is recommended for grades 3-8.

Buy Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144

Additional sessions will be added in the future.  Please consult this website for details.

Philadelphia Union Presents Battle of the Branches Soccer Tourney on Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 28 @ 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Philadelphia Union Presents Battle of the Branches Soccer Tourney on Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will team up with the Philadelphia Union and Liberty USO to host the Battle of the Branches, a 5 vs 5 mini-soccer tournament on the fantail of the ship on Wed., July 28. The tournament will begin at 2 pm.
In addition to the tournament, the event will conclude with a party with food and beverage and live entertainment 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 for each team that participates. The winning team will receive the Battle of the Branches Trophy and free tickets to the Union’s Military Appreciation Game on Sunday, August 1st against the Chicago Fire. They will also be recognized in front of fans and the team.
Jul
29
Thu
Twilight Adult Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jul 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours!

On Thursday, July 29, 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 mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories.

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult (over the age of 21)

$15 for Battleship Members

 

Aug
7
Sat
Model Con 2021 Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 7 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Model Con 2021 Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
The Philadelphia Ship Model Society in partnership with the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is hosting Model Con 2021 aboard the Battleship, Saturday, August 7 from 10am to 4pm.
See lots of models of ships, planes, tanks and other military vehicles. On-site model makers will also be giving tips and building models aboard the Battleship!
Model Con can be experience with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship.
Aug
11
Wed
Camden County Medal Presentation Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 11 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Camden County Medal Presentation Ceremony @ Battleship New Jersey

Twenty-two veterans from Camden County will be awarded medals for their service to our country during a ceremony on the Battleship.  The ceremony will take place on the forecastle (forward deck) of the ship and will begin at 3:30pm on Wednesday, August 11.

 

The formal program will feature a Color Guard, an Invocation, pertinent comments delivered by Commissioner Melinda Kane of the Camden County Board of Commissioners, and some patriotic and appropriate music. The veterans will receive either one or two Camden County Service Medals recognizing their Service to our Nation and in appreciation from the County.

 

MORE INFO:

https://www.camdencounty.com/event/medal-presentation-ceremony/

Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 or

Wednesday August 18,2021

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! On Wednesday, August 11 or 18th, 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 mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.

Must be over 21 years old.

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult

$15 for Battleship Members

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

 

Aug
12
Thu
USO 1940s Dance Aboard the Battleship
Aug 12 @ 2:04 am – 3:04 am
USO 1940s Dance Aboard the Battleship

The USO 1940s Dance is just around the corner!  Thursday, August 12 at 7pm.  Did you get your ticket yet?

Visit https://one.bidpal.net/1940slibertyusodance/welcome.

Tickets include music, photo booth, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a dessert bar, and 2 free drink tickets for beer, wine or our Signature Drink Bar. BONUS: Save your tickets and get free admission to the Victory Day Tour of the Battleship New Jersey on 8/14/21. The event is outside, under cover, on the deck of the battleship.

Don’t miss the fun!

Aug
14
Sat
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship’s annual WWII Victory Day will take place Saturday, August 14 from 10am to 4pm.
Check out WWII artifacts and re-enactors along the ship’s tour route.  We’ll  even defend the Battleship from an attack of a Japanese torpedo plane!  There’ll also be 1940s music over the pier’s PA.
WWII activities on Saturday, August 14 can be experienced with  the purchase of a tour of the Battleship.
The Battleship is looking for WWII artifact owners, including military vehicles to place on the pier, who would like to show their items to guests touring the ship that day. We would also like more WWII re-enactors. All participants will be treated to a tour of the Battleship and lunch!
Email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144 if you’d like to participate.
Aug
18
Wed
Student Day: Rock and Rolling @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Student Day: Rock and Rolling @ Battleship New Jersey

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – Rock and Rolling

How does a battleship stand up to the rock and rolling of the ocean and pressure of the guns? Can you build something that can stand up to the test? Join Battleship Educators on August 18th at 9:00 AM for a tour of the ship and an activity. This month’s tour will include a visit to the bridge where the ship was steered from, a look at the ship’s expansion joint that allows it to flex in the waves, and a look at the damage the ship took from the concussion of the ship’s guns over 50 years ago!

Admission is a $5 donation for all.

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108

Additional sessions will be added in the future.  Please consult this website for details.

Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 or

Wednesday August 18,2021

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! On Wednesday, August 11 or 18th, 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 mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.

Must be over 21 years old.

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult

$15 for Battleship Members

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

 

Aug
28
Sat
STAR WARS DAY @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 28 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
STAR WARS DAY @ Battleship New Jersey

Star Wars movies inspired cosplay groups will be on the ship from 11am – 3pm for a day of fun. World War II’s influence on Star Wars is more than passive: it was a direct inspiration for many of the things we see in the galaxy far, far away. Learn more and take photos with experienced cosplayers while you take a tour of the Battleship on Saturday August 28th.

 

Featuring The Northeast Remnant Garrison of the 501st Legion and Devaron Base-Rebel Legion of New Jersey

After Hours: Engineering “Steam to Speed” Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
After Hours: Engineering "Steam to Speed" Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Engineering “Steam to Speed” 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. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

Sep
3
Fri
After Hours: Turret II Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
After Hours: Turret II Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Friday, September 3, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.

Get Tickets

You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.

Sep
5
Sun
Dollar Dog Day – Sunday @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 5 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
Dollar Dog Day - Sunday @ Battleship New Jersey | Camden | New Jersey | United States

It’s Dollar Dog Day aboard the Battleship!

Enjoy a delicious Dietz & Watson Hot Dog from the Chowline of the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, Sept. 5, from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm.

Available for any guests touring the ship, dollar dogs will be served at the Chowline, where the crew once received their meals.  Add on chips, a soda, even a cold beer and enjoy your lunch in the crew’s mess, where the sailors of the USS New Jersey would eat their meals.

The Battleship is open for tours every day from 10am to 4pm.

Sep
9
Thu
Doreen Taylor LIVE @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Doreen Taylor LIVE @ Battleship New Jersey

Please join Billboard Hot 100 recording artist and Broadway star, DOREEN TAYLOR (from Mullica Hill, NJ) for a special one night only concert aboard the BATTLESHIP NEW JERSEY on Thursday, September 9.

100% of the proceeds from this show will be donated to THE PATRIOT FUND to assist in their efforts to help local veterans and their families.  Enjoy breathtaking views of the Philadelphia skyline aboard the historic 887-foot long, 45,000-ton most decorated battleship in U.S. history and savor a one-of-a-kind evening of great music, haunting melodies and powerhouse vocals that Taylor has become well known for.  After numerous Philadelphia area sellouts at the TLA, World Cafe Live, Skybox Arena and Prince Music Theatre, Taylor returns in this new, highly acclaimed show, “Doreen Taylor LIVE”. The approximately 80-minute show (no intermission) will be an acoustical retrospect of the songs that were most influential in her expansive musical journey and some of the incredible stories behind them. It highlights Taylor’s career as an award winning singer/songwriter, Billboard Hot 100 Recording Artist and her time On and Off Broadway.

GUEST EMCEE — TONY LUKE JR.

Taylor will also be performing a very special performance of her song “Colors of the USA” which was created for the Centennial of the US National Parks and was selected as the official anthem of the National Parks Conservation Association – for which she has also been named “Ambassador to the National Parks” for the NPCA. There will be a preshow celebration beginning at 7:20 honoring 3 local Veterans who have dedicated their lives to serving our country and continue to do great things to help our community. Camden Mayor Victor Carstarphen will also be presenting a special citation to Taylor during the preshow.

PHOTO OPP:  Doreen Taylor Performing Aboard our Nation’s Most Decorated Battleship

Link for tickets and more info: http://www.doreentaylormusic.com/events