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
25
Mon
Battleship’s Annual Golf Tournament @ Pennsauken Country Club
Sep 25 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Battleship's Annual Golf Tournament @ Pennsauken Country Club | Pennsauken Township | New Jersey | United States

Sink some for the Battleship! Our annual golf tournament will take place on Monday, Sept. 25 at Pennsauken Country Club, Pennsauken, NJ. Cocktails, dinner and great prizes. There will once again be a morning session and  an afternoon session.  Greens fee is a $185 donation per golfer. Partnerships, including hole sponsorships and banners, are available.

For more information, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144 or email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org.

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!
Jun
2
Sat
Veteran Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Veteran Pet Adoption Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Veterans can meet representatives from animal shelters throughout the Delaware Valley on the fantail of the Battleship to explore and even adopt a pet that day.  We’ll have dogs, cats and other pets for vets to meet and learn about adopting a pet.   Admission to the fantail is free to veterans.

Guests touring the Battleship that day are welcome to enter the fantail and meet the pets and animal shelter personnel.

FIRE POWER TOUR TICKETS

Apr
6
Sat
Vietnam War Living History Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Apr 6 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Vietnam War Living History Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

Experience Vietnam War artifacts, re-enactors, veteran interviews and even late 1960s music over the pier’s PA during the Battleship’s annual Vietnam War Living History Day, Saturday, April 6 from 10am to 3pm.

Vietnam artifacts will be available for guests to check out in the Officers’ Wardroom, while re-enactors will be throughout the ship.  Our curatorial staff will also interview Vietnam vets, who will share their experiences during the war.  All activities are free for guests to experience with the purchase of a Turret II guided tour or a Fire Power audio tour.

The Battleship welcomes any Vietnam War artifact or military vehicle owner or re-enactor to participate in this annual event.  For more information, contact events@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 ext. 144.

The USS New Jersey was commissioned for Vietnam on April 6, 1968.  She was the only battleship that saw action off the coast of Vietnam in 1968.  Guests touring the Battleship can experience an exhibit that features her commission as part of the Battleship’s Fire Power Tour.

Dec
17
Tue
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston “Firepower for Freedom” Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
Dec 17 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Re-enactment of Capt. Peniston "Firepower for Freedom" Speech on Dec. 17 @ Battleship New Jersey
On December 17, 1969, Captain Robert Peniston decommissioned the Battleship New Jersey for the third time. At the time, the New Jersey was the only active battleship in the world and many feared that there would  never be more battleships again. New Jersey and her crew had been off the coast of Vietnam only a few months before this decommissioning and many credit the ship for saving American lives on shore.
At the decommissioning ceremony, Captain Peniston said farewell to a ship that meant so much to so many, “Rest well, yet sleep lightly, and hear the call, if again sounded, to provide ‘Firepower for Freedom.”
A reenactment of Peniston’s speech as well as some words from the ship’s curator will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 17 on the Forecastle at 11:00. Free with Museum Admission.
Aug
1
Sat
Fire the Battleship’s Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fire the Battleship's Saluting Gun on Saturday, August 1 @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, August 1 on the hour from 11am to 3pm, a guest touring the Battleship will win the chance to pull the trigger of the portside saluting gun and render a salute to our great nation!  We’ll announce the winner’s name over our 1MC (PA) system throughout the day. .

Or for a $50 donation, we’ll let you pull the trigger for your own salute whatever time you want on August 1.

The Battleship is open for tours from 10am to 3pm every day.  Free parking along Clinton St.

Tickets can be purchased in advance: TICKETS

or you can purchase at our Ticket Office inside the Visitors Center upon arrival.