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.

Oct
20
Sat
Civil War Navy Symposium @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Civil War Navy Symposium @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship New Jersey will host a Civil War Navy Symposium on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 9am to 4:30pm. The event will include presentations on the Blue Water Navy and Brown Water Navy from Civil War historians, such as Dr. William M. Fowler Jr., Chuck Veil, Dr. Timothy B. Smith, and Dr. Gary D. Joiner. There will also be displays, living history exhibits, musical performances and lunch, all on the historic fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship.

General Admission tickets are $45 per person.

For more information on the Symposium, visit www.oldbaldycwrt.org.

To purchase tickets online, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3357360 or call 609-439-8897

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.
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.