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.

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.
Jan
4
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 4 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
5
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 5 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
11
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 11 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
12
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
18
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
19
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
25
Sat
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.
Jan
26
Sun
Building History in January: Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 26 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Building History in January:  Navigation @ Battleship New Jersey
In honor of our new exhibit, USS New Jersey: Past, Present and Future, this month’s Building History project is focused on the first USS New Jersey, BB-16, which was in commission from 1906 to 1920, and the new submarine, SSN-796.
 While many things were the same across all three ships, the biggest differences were in the technology. In this program you can learn how to navigate using a sextant and look at charts of the places that both battleships visited. You can also make your own periscope, something that not just the newest New Jersey, an attack submarine, has.
Every Saturday and Sunday in January, in the Crew’s Mess.  Free with Admission.