The Battleship is currently not accepting any new reservations for the New Year’s Overnight. Thanks to all the families that reserved their bunks! Have a great night aboard the Big J!
Families can experience the First Night of 2019 aboard the Battleship New Jersey! Our award-winning overnight program features dinner and breakfast served at the chowline, a guided tour of the Battleship, the chance to fire a saluting gun and the opportunity to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did.
Further, at midnight, all guests can enjoy the amazing view of the SugarHouse New Year’s Eve Fireworks on the Waterfront!
The First Night overnight is $79 per person. Guests must be part of a family, which means at least one parent or guardian and one child age 6 – 17.
You may know the shopping day after Thanksgiving as Black Friday, but on the Battleship, we refer to Friday, Nov. 29 as Black Dragon Friday!
During WWII, because of the ship’s dark painted hull and when she fired her guns it looked like she was breathing fire, the Battleship earned the nickname “The Black Dragon.”
On Friday, Nov. 29, the Battleship Gift Shop will celebrate “Black Dragon Friday.” Guests will get an extra 10% off all purchases that day at the Gift Shop, open from 10am to 4pm. The Battleship will be open for tours on Black Dragon Friday from 9:30am to 3pm.
The Battleship will be closed for tours on Thanksgiving, Thursday, Nov. 28. Have a nice and safe holiday!
The Camden County Freeholder Board and Gloucester County Freeholder Board will mark the 78th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor.
“Each year we gather to honor those who served and lost their lives at Pearl Harbor on the fateful day that threw the U.S. into World War II,” said Freeholder Bill Moen. “The Freeholder Board invites all county residents to the Battleship to reflect on the contributions of the men and women, past and present, who have faithfully served our nation.”
The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available.
The Battleship will culminate the virtual Pearl Harbor Day Commemoration ceremony with the casting of a memorial wreath onto the Delaware River, the firing of the ship’s saluting gun and the performance of TAPS by volunteer bugler Nan LaCorte on Dec. 7. The Battleship is once again joining forces with Camden and Gloucester counties, who will broadcast a virtual ceremony, which can be seen at10am on Monday, Dec. 7 at:
Veterans and Rutgers-Camden students Josh Redlich (US Army) , the Rutgers Camden Male Veteran of the Year, and Leslie Demark (Officer of Military & Veterans Affairs). 2019 Rutgers-Camden Female Veteran of the Year, will cast the memorial wreath onto the Delaware River.
The wreath casting can be seen at approximately 10:30am on Monday, Dec. 7 on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/battleshipnj