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.

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

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.

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.
Members Night Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 3 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Members Night Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey

What’s new on The World’s Greatest Battleship? Join us for our first Members Night of 2020! We will be debuting our new tour routes, with a few new spaces open to guests. Did you know that the Battleship is one of THREE ships named USS New Jersey? Get the first look at our latest exhibit focusing on all three New Jersey ships. Try your hand at some of our new Building History programs including examining how electricity works and learn to solder. Hear from our staff about what’s coming next and get a sneak preview of what else is to come this year. We’ll have food concessions and bar service.

We’ll raffle off the firing of the Battleship’s Saluting Gun!  Or for just a $100 donation, you can fire the Saluting Gun!

Friday, January 3, the Battleship will open from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Free for members, but please RSVP before 5:00 pm on January 2.  Visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/members-night-3-new-jerseys-tickets-85535834985  or call (856) 966-1652 ext. 127 or email membership@battleshipnewjersey.org

Not a member yet? Join today by calling (856) 966-1652 ext. 127.

Members Night Behind-the-Scenes Tour @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 8 @ 7:27 pm – 8:27 pm
Our next monthly Members Night will be Saturday, February 15, at 4:00 pm. The ship’s Curatorial staff will take members “behind the scenes” to areas not on the regular tour routes that could include: the secondary conn on the 08 Level, After Steering, Wardroom galley, and After Diesel. Members Night takes place the second weekend of every month.
This special tour is free for members but registration is required by February 15 and space is limited.

 To register visit: www.battleshipnewjersey.org/membersnight

Or call: (856) 966-1652 ext. 127.
Not a member yet? Join today by calling (856) 966-1652 ext. 127, or visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org/join