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
2
Sun
Delaware River Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Delaware River Day Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The Battleship is celebrating Delaware River Day by allowing a guest to fire the ship’s saluting gun every hour from 10am to our closing at 5pm on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Guests can also enjoy a free tour with the purchase of an adult Fire Power tour on Sunday, Sept. 2.

Guests touring the Battleship can enter to win at the Battleship Ticket Office when purchasing a ticket on Sept. 2. Guests touring the Battleship on Sunday are invited to watch the firing of the gun throughout the day.

For more information on Delaware River Day, visit https://www.spiritcruises.com/philadelphia/cruises/specialty/waterfront-day

The Battleship will be open for tours from 9:30am to 5pm through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 3. After the Labor Day, tours will be available every day from 9:30am to 3pm through Dec. 31.

Mar
3
Sun
American Red Cross Ceremony and Flag Raising Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey
Mar 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
American Red Cross Ceremony and Flag Raising Aboard the Battleship @ Battleship New Jersey  | Camden | New Jersey | United States

The American Red Cross will kick off March for Red Cross Month with a ceremony and flag raising aboard the Battleship New Jersey on Sunday, March 3 at noon.  The ceremony, which will feature remarks from the Mayor of Camden, Francisco Moran, will take place on the forecastle (forward deck).  The flag raising will take place after the ceremony.  The Red Cross flag will fly on the Battleship’s main mast throughout March for Red Cross Month.  Further, the ship’s exterior lights will be lit red for the Red Cross in March.  The event and flag raising is free to attend.

Sep
27
Fri
Battleship to Salute the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle @ Battleship New Jersey
Sep 27 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Battleship to Salute the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle @ Battleship New Jersey

NOTE: THE US COAST GUARD HAS MOVED UP THE TIME FOR THE EAGLE, WHICH IS NOW PROJECTED TO PASS THE BATTLESHIP BETWEEN 11:30AM AND 12:30PM.

The Battleship New Jersey will fire her 5-inch gun to salute the arrival of the US Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, which will pass the Battleship between 11:30am to 12:30pm today, Friday, Sept. 27.

All guests touring the Battleship at that time are welcome to watch the Eagle as she passes and the Battleship’s gun salute.  Food and beverages will be available to purchase on the Main Deck Portside before and after the Eagles passes.

The majestic sailing ship, the Coast Guard Cutter Eagle, provides USCG Academy cadets and officer candidates with their first taste of sea and salt air. Built in Germany in 1936 and re-commissioned by the United States at the close of World War II, the EAGLE is the largest active tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes.  The Eagle will dock at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia for the weekend.

Jan
2
Thu
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
Jan 2 @ 9:30 am – Jan 31 @ 10:00 am
Hands On History Features Foul Weather Gear for January @ Battleship New Jersey
How did sailors manage in the cold weather?
During World War II, the ship’s heating was not nearly as good as it is today, try on some of their coats and hats, and see for yourself if you can keep warm. Throughout her history, the ship spent most of her time in warm climates, avoiding the chill by staying near the equator; however, she couldn’t avoid it all together, including a particularly cold commissioning ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia in November of 1950.
Check our actual Navy foul weather gear in the Captain’s In-port Cabin throughout the month of January as part of the Fire Power tour.