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.

Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 30 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student Day:  Guns, Engines, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey

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.

For tickets,  click https://63691.blackbaudhosting.com/63691/page.aspx?pid=196&tab=2&txobjid=9c510e0e-6003-44a1-bd1a-9a90c3cde6fa

Or call 866-877-6262 x108


Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 30 @ 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Cigars on the River @ Battleship New Jersey

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!

Purchase your tickets today.  Just click:


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’s 2023 Navy & Marine Corps Gala @ Independent Seaport Museum
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Homecoming 250’s 2023 Navy & Marine Corps Gala @ Independent Seaport Museum

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!


Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 8:45 pm

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