The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
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.
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 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.
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.
The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial has joined forces with Adventure by Disney to offer a unique trip to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. A percentage of every trip reserved will be donated to the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ.
During this 12 days, 11 nights trip, from July 22, 2018 through August 2, 2018, you’ll discover the beauty and magic of Southeast Asia through the splendor of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Filled with history and tradition, these countries offer their own natural beauty, artistic elegance and philosophies of living that permeate everything from their martial arts and religious practices to their regional cuisine.
Adventures by Disney does not merely show you the majesty and beauty of these countries, but their trained Adventure Guides will emerge you in the regional culture and lifestyle.
Study with a Tai Chi Master and Visit Hanoi
Practice the “mediation in motion” with a Tai Chi Master at a local park. Then, explore the Temple of Literature and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in the bustling city of Hanoi.
Mount Phousi Hike and Orgami Rice Farm in Laos
Rise early and greet the monks before hiking up to Mount Phousi – “The Holy Mountain” – to see panoramic views of Luang Prabang. Then visit an organic rice farm and discover how to farm a rice paddy.
Tuk-Tuk Temple Treasure Hunt
Participate in a “treasure hunt” while exploring the temples of Angkor Archaeological Park on a tuk-tuk – an airy covered cart pulled by a motorcycle.
Cooking Class in Hoi An
Visit Hoi An’s vibrant central market with a chef to learn about the regional fresh ingredients you’ll use for your private Vietnamese cooking class!
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Explore Angkor Archeological Park, Luang Prabang and Hoi An, with their unique beauty and significance to Southeast Asia and the world – all named UNESCO World Heritage Sites!
For more information or to reserve your ticket to this exciting Adventures by Disney vacation, call Galaxsea Cruies and Tours at 732-613-8444. The travel professionals of Galaxsea will handle all your travel and accommodations throughout the trip. You just enjoy this amazing experience!
Come celebrate victory in World War II aboard the Battleship! Guests touring the ship will meet WWII re-enactors, check out WWII artifacts and even enjoy 1940s-era music over the pier’s PA. All WWII activities are free when you purchase a tour of the Battleship.
Enjoy a BBQ and Dance as we celebrate victory on the fantail (tented deck). A delicious BBQ lunch with all the fixins, cash bar and a Sinatra performance by Steve Ritrovato. Lunch tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for kids 16 and under.
For tickets to the WWII Victory BBQ Lunch and Dance, call 866-877-6262 ext 108 or get Tickets online.
Bring your bathing suit and take a dip in the Battleship pool! We are opening the pool for swimming on Saturday, August 18 from noon to 3pm! We’ll also have ice cold Buds and Bud Lights, compliments of Budweiser. Just $3 a beer. Soft pretzels will also be available for purchase.
Free to enjoy with the purchase of any tour of the Battleship New Jersey, open daily for tours from 9:30am to 5pm.
The pool was erected to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Capt. Snyder turning two gun tubs into pools during the Vietnam War. The pool will be coming down in a couple of weeks.
Experience the adult-side of the Battleship during this Curator-led tour on Tuesday, August 21 at 6pm. Adults will see sailor art, hear stories like the Playboy Bunny who visited the Battleship, and even enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or soft drink on the deck at the end of the tour. Tickets are a $34.95 donation. Free parking! To purchase tickets, click the Visit page on this website or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
Take a walk down Broadway at the end of the Turret II Tour, launching Wed., Aug. 22, at 11am. This guided tour will bring you five decks to the bottom of the massive 16-inch gun turret. Along the way, you’ll load powder bags, plot a firing solution, pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this giant gun & even walk down the longest and most interesting passageway aboard the Battleship New Jersey. $29.95 per person. For tickets, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x108.
The U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officers, in conjunction with the Navy’s newest Chief (Selects) will conduct a POW/MIA formal ceremony on the forecastle (forward deck) on Sunday, Aug. 26, 9:30am. The event is the culmination of a 3-day encampment aboard the BattleshipNJ.
A Navy Chief will perform TAPS on a bugle and a Trooper from the New Jersey State Police, Pipes and Drums of the Blue & Gold, will perform Amazing Grace and other selections on the bag pipe. A memorial wreath will also be casted upon the Delaware River to remember those sailors who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
Among the distinguished guests in attendance, will be the U.S. Navy Reserve Force Master Chief, Christopher Kotz, who will participate in a traditional passing of the American flag and Senior Chief Petty Officer Phares, a sailor aboard the USS Pueblo when it was attacked and captured by North Korean forces on January 23, 1968.
Senior Chief Phares was one of 83 crew members captured that day. One crew member was killed in the attack. The Senior Chief will recount that experience, which took place 50 years ago, while speaking aboard the Battleship.
The ceremony is free to all guests to attend.
Just in time for Back-to-School, we’re offering complimentary buzz cuts in the Battleship’s Barber Shop for guests on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 10am to 2pm.
The ship’s barber will be cutting hair in the Barber Shop, located aft, two decks below the fantail. Admission to the ship and to the Barber Shop is free to those who are getting a hair cut or supervising kids getting their hair cut.
Add on a tour of our nation’s most decorated battleship when you visit for a cut! Experience the massive 16-inch gun turrets, track a tomahawk missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, learn how the crew lived aboard this floating city and more!
The Battleship is open for tours every day through Labor Day, Sept. 3, from 9:30am to 5pm. After Labor Day, the Battleship is open every day with her last tour departing at 3pm.
Experience the unique view of the fireworks show on the evening of Saturday, September 1, from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!
We’ll have face painting for the kids, bar service for adults, music food concessions and even take a chance to fire the Saluting Gun at the end of the show! Just a $10 donation, which goes to the on-going preservation of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial, gets you aboard!
Battleship Members can enjoy complimentary admission to the fireworks show on Sept. 1 Just show your Membership card at our Ticket Office.
Tickets are available at www.battleshipnewjersey.org or by calling 866-877-6262 ext 108 or at the Battleship Ticket Office daily from 9:30am to 5pm and before the fireworks on Sept. 1 until 9pm. The Battleship will open her deck at 7pm. The fireworks should begin at approximately 9:30pm.
The Battleship is celebrating Delaware River Day by allowing a guest to fire the ship’s saluting gun every hour from 10am to our closing at 5pm on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Guests can also enjoy a free tour with the purchase of an adult Fire Power tour on Sunday, Sept. 2.
Guests touring the Battleship can enter to win at the Battleship Ticket Office when purchasing a ticket on Sept. 2. Guests touring the Battleship on Sunday are invited to watch the firing of the gun throughout the day.
For more information on Delaware River Day, visit https://www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia/cruises/specialty/waterfront-day
The Battleship will be open for tours from 9:30am to 5pm through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. After the Labor Day, tours will be available every day from 9:30am to 3pm through Dec. 31.
As a thank you for the support from local unions, the Battleship will offer complimentary self-guided tours to union members on Labor Day, Sept. 3.
Union members need to show a valid ID at the Battleship Ticket Office for their complimentary tours.
The Battleship is open for tours every day from 9:30am through 5pm through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. After the Labor Day, the Battleship will be open for tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm through Dec. 31.