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
10
Fri
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

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 will can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck Portside area and watch the sun set over Philly!

Must be over 21 years old.

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult

$15 for Battleship Members

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Sep
11
Sat
WMGK 2021 Brew Blast @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
WMGK 2021 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, the Launch, on the tented 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 $45 per adult.
  • Group Discount Price of $40 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 www.upcomingevents.com/e/1029-wmgks-10th-annual-brew-blast-on-the-battleship-53604

 

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
Sun
Student Day: Chart Your Way @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Student Day: Chart Your Way @ Battleship New Jersey

A special day of education for students and their parents aboard the ship.

How does the ship’s navigator know that the water is deep enough for a battleship? Or if the ship can fit under a particular bridge? Navigational charts are maps of waterways. Learn to read them and test your skills to see if you can safely navigate New Jersey into port! Join Battleship Educators for a tour of the ship and an activity. This month’s tour will include a visit to the ship’s navigation bridge and chart house as well as the opportunity to raise signal flags to signify that the battleship plans to alter course.

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.

Sep
13
Mon
Sink Some for the Battleship @ Medford Lakes Country Club
Sep 13 @ 11:30 am – 6:30 pm
Sink Some for the Battleship @ Medford Lakes Country Club
The annual Battleship New Jersey Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, Sept. 13 at beautiful Medford Lakes Country Club.
Besides a fun best ball tournament, we’ll have plenty of prizes and an outdoor BBQ lunch!
Greens fees are just a $170 donation if you reserve by Aug. 1. Otherwise to play, it’s a $185 donation, which goes to the on-going restoration of our nation’s most decorated battleship!
Sponsorships of the tournament offer multiple golfers, on-site signage, Battleship tour tickets, Battleship website links and more
To Register your Foursome, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x144.
Sep
17
Fri
After Hours: Steam to Speed Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
After Hours: Steam to Speed Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

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.

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Sep
24
Fri
After Hours: Turret II Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
After Hours: Turret II Guided Tour @ Battleship New Jersey

Friday, September 24, 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.

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Oct
2
Sat
Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 2 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm

 

We invite you to join us aboard the historic Battleship New Jersey, overlooking the Delaware River and the Philadelphia skyline, for a spectacular night of fine cigars, food and drink, cash bar, music, raffle prizes and ive cigar rollers!

The 2nd annual Cigars on the River event will take place on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 3pm to 10pm (Rain Date: Sat., Oct. 9).

Admission is a $100 donation, which includes:

  • 6 Premium Cigars
  • Premium Cigar Cutter
  • Premium Torch Lighter
  • Dinner Catered by Mission BBQ
  • An amazing night aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship!

Proceeds from this special event will benefit the Battleship New Jersey, our nation’s most decorated and largest battleship, now a non-profit museum and memorial on the Camden Waterfront, NJ.

Dress is business casual, tuxedos for a bit of extra fun are completely optional.

For more information and tickets, visit:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cigars-on-the-river-tickets-142765023027

Tickets will also be available the day of the event at the Battleship’s Ticket Office for a $125 per person.

Sponsorships and Vendor Space are available.  For more information, email events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x144.

A special “Thank You” to our sponsors:

Oct
8
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Engine Room @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Engine Room @ Battleship New Jersey

Friday, October 8, 2021 at 6:00 PM

Friday, November 5, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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.

Get Tickets

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

Oct
9
Sat
Author Presentation on Adm. Nimitz @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 9 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm
Author Presentation on Adm. Nimitz @ Battleship New Jersey
Author Dr. Craig L. Symonds will talk about his new book, scheduled to be released in Spring 2022, on Adm. Chester W. Nimitz. Dr. Symonds will provide insights into the career of Adm. Nimitz through WWII and as Chief of Naval Operations from 1945 until 1947.
The presentation by Dr. Symonds, which will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom on Saturday, Oct. 9 at 11:30am, is free to attend with the purchase of a tour of the Battleship. The ship is open for tours daily from 11am to 3pm in October.
Dr. Symonds is a Professor Emeritus of History at the United States Naval Academy. During a thirty-year teaching career at the Academy, including a four-year term as Department Chair, Symonds was the first person to win both the Academy’s “Excellence in Teaching” award (1988) and its “Excellence in Research” award (1998). Symonds is the author or editor of twenty-nine books, including Decision at Sea: Five Naval Battles that Shaped American History, NEPTUNE: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings (2014) and World War II at Sea: A Global History (Oxford).
Fire a Salute from the Battleship’s 40-mm Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 9 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Fire a Salute from the Battleship's 40-mm Saluting Gun @ Battleship New Jersey

Fire a salute from the Battleship’s 40-mm saluting gun on Saturday October 9th from 12pm to 2pm.    Just a $50 donation allows you to pull the trigger to fire a salute from our portside (Philadelphia-side) saluting gun!

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Want a bigger bang?  For a $500 donation, you can pull the trigger  to fire the portside 5-inch gun! This must be scheduled in advance for preparation. To reserve your shoot, email: tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org.

 

All proceeds from the shoots go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.

 

Oct
11
Mon
Guided Fire Power Tour on Indigenous Peoples Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Guided Fire Power Tour on Indigenous Peoples Day @ Battleship New Jersey
Experience a guided Fire Power Tour on Indigenous People’s Day/Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 11 at 12pm.
Our trained tour guide will lead you through the Forecastle (forward deck), Combat Engagement Center, the crew’s berthing areas and more.
Guided Tours are available Saturdays, Sundays and holidays at 12pm. The price is $35 for adults and $30 for veterans, senior citizens and children under 12.
The Battleship is open for self-guided tours every day from 11am to 3pm.
Oct
13
Wed
Evening Guided Tours: Turret II @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Turret II @ Battleship New Jersey

Wednesday October 13, 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.

Get Tickets

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

Oct
16
Sat
Museum 20th Anniversary
Oct 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Museum 20th Anniversary

We will be both celebrating the first 20 years of the museum and looking to the future with the group of people who made our museum successful: our volunteer crew. For one day only we will be rolling back prices to $10 a person like they were when we first opened and we will have an abundance of volunteers along the tour route to interact with.

You must purchase tickets in person at the ticket office for the discount.

More details to be announced.

Oct
17
Sun
Student Day: Building the Canal @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 17 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Student Day: Building the Canal @ Battleship New Jersey

A special day of education for students and their parents aboard the ship.

Take a deep dive into Battleship New Jersey’s Captain Menocal and learn about his grandfather, Aniceto Menocal, the chief surveyor for the construction of the Panama Canal. Learn why the canal was such a critical component of the navy’s tactics in World War II and try planning your own route from the Atlantic to the Pacific then, with the size restraints put in place by the canal, see if you can build a battleship that’s under budget and underweight but can still do the job. This program includes a tour of the ship where you can see the design choices made in order to fit New Jersey through the canal as well as the tour of the captain’s stateroom to see where the younger Menocal lived while on board.

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.

Oct
29
Fri
Moonlight Adult Tour: Halloween Edition @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Moonlight Adult Tour: Halloween Edition @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! On Friday, October 29th at 6 pm, this adult tour, led by the Battleship’s Curatorial team will include stories of some of the more gruesome events that took place on board the ship. Guests will can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck Portside area and watch the sun set over Philly!

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult, $15 for Battleship Members. Must be over 21 years old.

Get Tickets

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