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
20
Fri
Twilight Adult Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Nov 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Twilight Adult Tour of the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours!

On Friday, Nov. 20, at 6 pm, this adult tour, led by the Battleship’s Curator, will take guests off the public tour route and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories.

Tickets are a $30 Donation per adult (over the age of 21)

$15 for Battleship Members

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Jan
15
Fri
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 15 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the core components of a battleship: guns, engines, and armor.

Guests will go through the ship’s 6in armored deck into the citadel that protects the most essential components of the ship.

Once inside the citadel, guests will see one of the ships 4 engine and boiler rooms that made this the fastest battleship ever built.

Guests will also see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 1A electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service.

 

 

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Jan
22
Fri
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Tours: Guns, Speed, and Armor @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the core components of a battleship: guns, engines, and armor.

Guests will go through the ship’s 6in armored deck into the citadel that protects the most essential components of the ship.

Once inside the citadel, guests will see one of the ships 4 engine and boiler rooms that made this the fastest battleship ever built.

Guests will also see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 1A electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service.

 

 

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Feb
19
Fri
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the battle of Truk Lagoon.

On February 16, 1944, at 1547, USS New Jersey opened fire opened fire with her main battery on an enemy ship.
Guests will go through the ship’s 6in armored deck into the citadel that protects the most essential components of the ship. Once inside the citadel, guests will see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 8 electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service. Guests will also take a look into the rarely seen gun director that helped aim these guns.

 

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Feb
26
Fri
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey
Feb 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Curator-led Tour Featuring Iowa Class Battleships in Combat, Fri., Feb. 26 @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the battle of Truk Lagoon.

On February 16, 1944, at 1547, USS New Jersey opened fire opened fire with her main battery on an enemy ship.
Guests will go through the ship’s 6in armored deck into the citadel that protects the most essential components of the ship. Once inside the citadel, guests will see the inside of a 16in gun turret and the Mk 8 electro-mechanical analog computer that fired these guns over the ship’s fifty years of service. Guests will also take a look into the rarely seen gun director that helped aim these guns.

 

Buy Tickets   Feb. 19, 2021 at 6:00 PM – Rescheduled to Feb. 26, 2021

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Mar
12
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the technological changes to the ship over time.

Guests will go see some of the ship’s original Anti-aircraft weaponry as well as the more modern anti-missile technology. From the Combat Information Center where the ship found its targets for the 16in guns to the Combat Engagement Center added in the 1980s for missiles, guests will see what additions were made to the ship over her 50 year history to keep the ship in fighting condition.

 

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Mar
26
Fri
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Evening Guided Tours: Change Over Time @ Battleship New Jersey

Join our curator for a special guided tour of the ship focusing on the technological changes to the ship over time.

Guests will go see some of the ship’s original Anti-aircraft weaponry as well as the more modern anti-missile technology. From the Combat Information Center where the ship found its targets for the 16in guns to the Combat Engagement Center added in the 1980s for missiles, guests will see what additions were made to the ship over her 50 year history to keep the ship in fighting condition.

 

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