The Battleship New Jersey hosts many private and public events on the ship.
Check out what public events are coming up on our calendar.
The WWII Victory Day BBQ Lunch and Dance will take place on the fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship.
This year’s event will feature the 1940 sounds of Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society Band, as well as the dancing of the Olde City Sweethearts.
Guests who purchase a lunch ticket cannot only enjoy a delicious BBQ on the fantail with a cash bar,dance to 40s music, but they also get a Fire Power tour of the Battleship! In addition to the 16-inch gun turrets and other amazing spaced along the tour, you’ll also get to check out WWII artifacts in the Officers’ Wardroom and meet WWII re-enactors throughout the ship!
Watch the Battleship‘s Quad 40 gun and 5-inch gun “defend” the Big J from an attack by “Tora 101″ WWII planes, replicas of the Japanese Zero, at 11:30am on Saturday, Aug. 10. All part of the ship’s WWII Victory Day! Free to experience with the purchase of a tour or BBQ lunch.
Tickets are $30 for adults and $24 for children 16 and under. For tickets, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org or call 866-877-6262 x108. .
The Battleship New Jersey will celebrate the 77th Anniversary of the Launch of the USS New Jersey with a free ceremony in the Officers’ Wardroom at 10am on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Curator Ryan Szimanski will do a historical overview of the launch at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Dec. 7, 1942 of our nation’s largest battleship. Volunteer Nan LaCorte will begin the ceremony with the performance of our National Anthem on bugle. All guests can enjoy a piece of cake at the conclusion of the ceremony.
Since the Battleship New Jersey will be closed indefinitely due to the coronavirus, the annual Vietnam War Living History Day, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule this event for later this year. However, that will depend on how long this crisis continues.
In the meantime, please stay inside and be safe.