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.

Feb
16
Sat
Hand on History Will Be Electric in February! @ Officers' Wardroom of the Battleship New Jersey
Feb 16 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hand on History Will Be Electric in February! @ Officers' Wardroom of the Battleship New Jersey

For the Battleship’s monthly “Hands On History” program for February, guests touring the Battleship can learn how electricity works. Visitors can see how the ship generates electricity through a motor, how electricity can flow from one component to another, and how electricity can be harmful to the ship if not careful.

The Battleship’s Education Manager will be offering a class on how the ship generates electricity on February 16 from 12pm -2pm in the Officers’ Wardroom. The class is free to attend for any guests touring the Battleship.

May
11
Sat
Hands On History: What Makes a Boat Float @ Battleship New Jersey
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Hands On History:  What Makes a Boat Float @ Battleship New Jersey

On Saturday, May 11, Hands On History will be in the Officers’ Wardroom from 12pm to 2pm for guests touring the Battleship to learn if a concrete boat can float. Also, all guests can make their own aluminum boats to test out different boat designs.

Hands On History is free to experience with any tour of the Battleship.

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.