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.

Sep
2
Fri
EVENING TURRET II TOUR
Sep 2 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
EVENING TURRET II TOUR

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.

  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.
Sep
3
Sat
Deck-to-Deck Tour
Sep 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Deck-to-Deck Tour

All Deck-to-Deck Tours will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M.

Available these select dates: July 2, Sept. 3, and Nov 5.

Did you know there are nearly 100 years of naval history along the Delaware River? Join the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum for a Deck-to-Deck Tour, where you’ll be able to explore history up close through guided experiences aboard three remarkable ships, prime examples of naval ingenuity:

The Battleship New Jersey

America’s most decorated battleship, she was launched on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and went on to earn distinction during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and conflicts in the Middle East. Beginning with her design in 1938 and ending with her final decommissioning in 1991, Battleship New Jersey has a service record that spans more than half the 20th century.

Submarine Becuna

A Balao-class submarine that served during World War II and the Cold War. She was modernized in 1951 as part of the GUPPY Program, her modifications marking her as a GUPPY 1A type submarine. “Becky” is the only remaining example of a GUPPY 1A type submarine still in existence today.

Cruiser Olympia

The oldest floating steel warship in the world and rose to prominence as Commodore George Dewey’s flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. She bore witness to great changes within the Navy and the United States as a whole during her time in service, and finished her career by bringing the Unknown Soldier home from France in 1921 after the end of World War I before being decommissioned for the final time in 1922.

The Deck-to-Deck Tour includes three hours of touring aboard these historic vessels, as well as light refreshments. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org or call us at (866) 877-6262 Ext. 108.

The safety of guests and staff is of the utmost importance. We are following all local mandates as it relates to COVID-19. We request that guests follow all COVID-19 guidelines required by the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum.

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Watch the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 3 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Watch the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks from the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience the amazing view of the Labor Day Weekend Fireworks over the Delaware River from the Deck of the Battleship!

We’ll open our decks at 6:30pm on Saturday, Sept. 3.  We’ll have live music, food concessions and bar service…plus the best view of the fireworks!

Just a $10 donation!  Visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit or call 866-877-6262 x108

 

 

Sep
9
Fri
EVENING ENGINE ROOM GUIDED TOUR
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
EVENING ENGINE ROOM GUIDED TOUR

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.

  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.
Sep
10
Sat
WMGK 2022 Brew Blast @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 10 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WMGK 2022 Brew Blast @ Battleship New Jersey

Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews and awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast on the Battleship New Jersey!

It will be a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers) and live classic rock from MGK House Band, Stranger Than Normal, on the  deck of America’s most decorated battleship. All tickets include a FREE TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey.

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).

WMGK’s John DeBella, Matt Cord and Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music and beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year’s Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.

Tickets

  • General Admission Tickets are $50per adult.
  • Group Discount Price of $45 per person when you buy six or more tickets together.  Limited number  available.
  • ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS – There’s a Designated Driver ticket for just $20.  This  allows you entry into the event but you will not be able to consume alcohol. This ticket includes a free tour of the Battleship.  You MUST BE 21+ to enter.
  • To purchase tickets, visit https://mgkbrewblast.upcomingevents.com/wmgk

 

Beer line-up

This year’s line-up will include over 50 beers. Conshohocken Brewing, Ommegang, Spellbound Brewing, Tuckahoe Brewing, Blue Point Brewing, Victory, more to come!

 

Parking

Parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.

 

Social Media

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

  • Riverlink Ferry: 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 https://www.njtransit.com/trip-planner-to or call 973-275-5555.
  • PATCO: 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/BB&T Pavilion stop. Once off the train you can walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center (about 2 or 3 minute walk) to the Battleship.
Sep
12
Mon
Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament @ Medford Lakes Country Club
Sep 12 @ 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament @ Medford Lakes Country Club
Sink some for the Battleship!
Our annual golf tournament will be at Medford Lakes Country Club, beginning at 11:30am on Monday, Sept. 12.
A delicious lunch, prizes – including the chance to win a new car, and great golf! All proceeds go to help the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
$200 donation to play. Sponsorships, including hole sponsorships for only $175, are available.

To register, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org, or call 866-877-6262 ext 144.

Sep
24
Sat
Fire a Salute from the Battleship’s Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 24 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fire a Salute from the Battleship's Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Pull the trigger and fire a salute from the Battleship’s Saluting Gun!

The Battleship is offering guests the opportunity to fire the saluting gun on Saturday,  September 24 from 12pm to 2pm.

Jut a $50 donation to fire a salute!

For tickets, visit https://www.battleshipnewjersey.org/visit/purchase-tickets/

Or purchase a Salute at the Battleship’s Ticket Office.

Sep
29
Thu
SOLD OUT! Doreen Taylor Live! @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 29 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
SOLD OUT! Doreen Taylor Live! @ Battleship New Jersey

Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets for Doreen Taylor Live!  The show has sold out!

 

A show by Billboard Hot 100 Recording Artist Doreen Taylor to support the Battleship on the ship’s historic fantail (tented rear deck) on Thursday, September 29, at 6:30pm .

Food concession and bar service will be available.

$35 Donation per person.  Proceeds go to support the Battleship New Jersey, a non-profit museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ

for tickets, visit Thursday, September 29, 6:30pm

Oct
14
Fri
USO’s 2nd Annual 1940’s Dance & Silent Auction @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
USO's 2nd Annual 1940’s Dance & Silent Auction @ Battleship New Jersey

Attention! Attention! You have received a telegram!  It’s time to break out your dancing shoes – and get your jitterbug on!

The USO is having our 2nd Annual 1940’s Dance & Silent Auction.  Come dance the night away to live music, on the Battleship New Jersey.

Tickets can be purchased using the following link:  https://one.bidpal.net/uso1940dance/welcome

Oct
22
Sat
MOONLIGHT ADULT TOUR @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
MOONLIGHT ADULT TOUR @ Battleship New Jersey

MOONLIGHT ADULT TOUR

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.

All guests will get a free Battleship mini-flashlight to help guide their waY1  Guests can also enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour.  Must be over 21 years old.

Admission is $40

$20 for Battleship NJ Members

Oct
28
Fri
Moonlight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Moonlight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

MOONLIGHT ADULT TOUR

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.

All guests will get a free Battleship mini-flashlight to help guide their waY1  Guests can also enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour.  Must be over 21 years old.

Admission is $40

$20 for Battleship NJ Members

Nov
5
Sat
Deck-to-Deck Tour
Nov 5 @ 3:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Deck-to-Deck Tour

All Deck-to-Deck Tours will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M.

Available these select dates: July 2, Sept. 3, and Nov 5.

Did you know there are nearly 100 years of naval history along the Delaware River? Join the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum for a Deck-to-Deck Tour, where you’ll be able to explore history up close through guided experiences aboard three remarkable ships, prime examples of naval ingenuity:

The Battleship New Jersey

America’s most decorated battleship, she was launched on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and went on to earn distinction during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and conflicts in the Middle East. Beginning with her design in 1938 and ending with her final decommissioning in 1991, Battleship New Jersey has a service record that spans more than half the 20th century.

Submarine Becuna

A Balao-class submarine that served during World War II and the Cold War. She was modernized in 1951 as part of the GUPPY Program, her modifications marking her as a GUPPY 1A type submarine. “Becky” is the only remaining example of a GUPPY 1A type submarine still in existence today.

Cruiser Olympia

The oldest floating steel warship in the world and rose to prominence as Commodore George Dewey’s flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. She bore witness to great changes within the Navy and the United States as a whole during her time in service, and finished her career by bringing the Unknown Soldier home from France in 1921 after the end of World War I before being decommissioned for the final time in 1922.

The Deck-to-Deck Tour includes three hours of touring aboard these historic vessels, as well as light refreshments. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org or call us at (866) 877-6262 Ext. 108.

The safety of guests and staff is of the utmost importance. We are following all local mandates as it relates to COVID-19. We request that guests follow all COVID-19 guidelines required by the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum.

Get Tickets

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