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.

Aug
13
Sat
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
WWII Victory Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
The Battleship will celebrate Victory in World War II with WWII re-enactors, artifacts, Big Band dancing and even an overnight!
 
The Battleship’s annual WWII Victory Day will take place on Saturday, August 13. Guests touring the Battleship can experience WWII artifacts and re-enactors on the ship, and even military vehicles on the pier. WWII activities, exlucing the lunch and dance, can be experienced with a tour of the Battleship. Any WWII re-enactor or artifacts owner who would like to participate, can email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org for more information.
 
Unfortunately, due to the excessive heat forecast, we will reschedule the Victory Lunch and Dance on the fantail to a date to be determined.  All other WWII Victory Day activities will take place. 
 
Dance and Lunch Rescheduled @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 13 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Due to the excessive heat forecasts for Saturday, August 13, we will reschedule the 1940s Dance and Lunch to another date.  That date is to be determined.

Other activities, such as WWII re-enactors, artifacts and interview sessions aboard the Battleship will still take place on Saturday, August 13 from 10am to 4pm.  All WWII activities are free with the purchase of any tour ticket.

Oct
1
Sat
Stang Magazine Day Rescheduled @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 1 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Stang Magazine Day Rescheduled @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
Stang Magazine Day on the Battleship, initially scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 1, will be rescheduled due to the bad weather forecasted for Satuday.  A new date will be announced shortly. 
Apr
28
Fri
Star Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 28 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Star Party on the Battleship! @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Guests can see the stars from the decks of the Battleship!  You’ll also see planets and some satellites too!  The Battleship will be one of the sites of The Philadelphia Science Festival’s Citywide Star Party on Friday, April 28 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm.  See the stars, planets and satellites through telescopes on the forecastle (forward deck) of the Battleship during this free event.  Parking on Clinton St. will also be free.

 

Apr
20
Fri
Comcast Cares Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 20 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Comcast Cares Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
 Employees from Comcast offices in the Philadelphia area will spend Friday, April 20 at the Battleship — not to take a tour, but rather to volunteer to paint, chip, clean, landscape, and more on and around the ship.
 Last year, several hundred Comcast employees helped the Battleship with several projects, including moving the mooring lines off the pier.
 The board, staff and volunteers of the Battleship salutes and thanks all Comcast employees for volunteering to help the Big J!
Star Party Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Star Party Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States
The Battleship New Jersey will participate in the annual Philadelphia Science Festival’s Citywide Star Party on Friday evening, April 20.  The ship’s forecastle (forward deck) will open at 7pm for guests to check out the skies above with a professional astronomer. Past years, guests got to see Saturn, Jupiter and an array of stars through telescopes.
  We’ll offer some snacks and beverages for guests to purchase during this free event!
  Free parking is available along Clinton St., which is on the access road that runs behind the BB&T Pavilion.
Jun
10
Sun
Captain Quack Rubber Duck Race for the Battleship @ Wiggins Park Marina
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Captain Quack Rubber Duck Race for the Battleship @ Wiggins Park Marina

Guests can sponsor the Battleship’s rubber duck, Captain Quack, and then cheer for him in a race with other Captain Quacks in the Wiggins Marina on Sunday, June 10 at noon.  The winning duck will win you four tickets to the Battleship Blast Luau Dinner on June 30. Second place gets a family overnight on the Battleship on New Year’s Eve.  Third place gets a family pack of tickets to watch the July 4th fireworks from the Battleship!  All guests who sponsor a Captain Quack Rubber Duck will also get two tickets per duck to watch fireworks over the Delaware River on Saturday, June 30!

Sponsorships, which range from $10 to sponsor a Captain Quack rubber duck, to $15 for sponsor and keep Captain Quack but you have to come to the Marina for the race on June 10, to $20 to keep Captain Quack and you do not have to attend the race — we’ll send the Captain Quack to you!

You can sponsor a Captain Quack in the Battleship’s Gift Shop or call the Gift Shop at 866-877-6262 ext. 205.

Jul
22
Sun
Adventures by Disney Trip to Vietnam to Support the Battleship
Jul 22 @ 9:00 am – Aug 2 @ 11:00 pm
Adventures by Disney Trip to Vietnam to Support the Battleship @ Hanoi | Hanoi | Vietnam

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!

Sep
2
Sun
Delaware River Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Delaware River Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

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.

Sep
27
Fri
Battleship to Salute the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Battleship to Salute the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle @ Battleship New Jersey

NOTE: THE US COAST GUARD HAS MOVED UP THE TIME FOR THE EAGLE, WHICH IS NOW PROJECTED TO PASS THE BATTLESHIP BETWEEN 11:30AM AND 12:30PM.

The Battleship New Jersey will fire her 5-inch gun to salute the arrival of the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, which will pass the Battleship between 11:30am to 12:30pm today, Friday, Sept. 27.

All guests touring the Battleship at that time are welcome to watch the Eagle as she passes and the Battleship’s gun salute.  Food and beverages will be available to purchase on the Main Deck Portside before and after the Eagles passes.

The majestic sailing ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, provides USCG Academy cadets and officer candidates with their first taste of sea and salt air. Built in Germany in 1936 and re-commissioned by the United States at the close of World War II, the EAGLE is the largest active tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes.  The Eagle will dock at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia for the weekend.

Jan
2
Thu
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
How did sailors manage in the cold weather?
During World War II, the ship’s heating was not nearly as good as it is today, try on some of their coats and hats, and see for yourself if you can keep warm. Throughout her history, the ship spent most of her time in warm climates, avoiding the chill by staying near the equator; however, she couldn’t avoid it all together, including a particularly cold commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia in November of 1950.
Check our actual Navy foul weather gear in the Captain’s In-port Cabin throughout the month of January as part of the Fire Power tour.
Feb
22
Sat
Ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Ceremony for the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima @ Battleship New Jersey
In continuation of the Battleship New Jersey’s commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, the ship will host a ceremony at 9:30am on Saturday, Feb. 22. The keynote speaker will be WWII veteran and a participant in the Battle of Iwo Jima, Frank Beach. The Battleship will remember our military heroes who gave the ultimate sacrifice with the casting a wreath into the Delaware River, a 21-gun salute by the PFC Daniel Giordano Marine Detachment Rifle Team, and the performance of TAPs on bugle.
The ceremony will take place in the Officers’ Wardroom and is free for guests to attend.
 
Further, the Battleship will be real-time posting on Twitter some of the events of the Battle of Iwo Jima on Feb. 17.
 
The American goal of the battle was to gain control of the island and its airfields to allow the Americans to have a staging location in order to attack the Japanese main islands. Over five weeks, this battle had some of the bloodiest fighting of the war in the Pacific. During the battle, New Jersey participated in the shore bombardment of the island
Nov
27
Fri
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 27 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 29 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.
Nov
28
Sat
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.
Nov
29
Sun
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 29 @ 12:00 pm – Dec 1 @ 3:00 pm
Native American Heritage Month Programs @ Battleship New Jersey
The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Friday, Nov. 27 from 11am to 3pm.
Further, in celebration of Native American Heritage month all November long, and Native American Heritage Day on Nov. 27, the Battleship will be hosting a drop-in program during the weekend of Nov. 27-30.
Guests can learn about some of the Native Americans that have fought in the military: the Code Talkers. Learn how to send secret messages by learning the real Navajo words used during World War II and beyond.
Just ask at ticketing when you purchase your ticket or any Battleship staff member once aboard the ship on how to participate in the Native American Heritage program, which will run from 12pm to 3pm.