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.

Apr
6
Sat
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.

Dec
17
Tue
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.
Oct
22
Thu
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey

Dare to tour the Battleship New Jersey at night? 

Adults can learn about the mature-side of the Battleship with this Curator-led tour of the dark Battleship! All guests will receive a complimentary flashlight to help guide them through the ship as they check out sailor art and hear adult tales.

Guided Moonlight Tours of the World’s Greatest Battleship will launch at 6pm on:

Thurs., Oct. 29th Tickets

Fri., Oct. 30th Tickets

Tickets are $30 per person and only $15 for Battleship members.  Limit 10 tickets per tour group.

  • All guests must pass a health screening that includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.
  • Tours of the Battleship during the day are available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
Oct
23
Fri
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey

Dare to tour the Battleship New Jersey at night? 

Adults can learn about the mature-side of the Battleship with this Curator-led tour of the dark Battleship! All guests will receive a complimentary flashlight to help guide them through the ship as they check out sailor art and hear adult tales.

Guided Moonlight Tours of the World’s Greatest Battleship will launch at 6pm on:

Thurs., Oct. 29th Tickets

Fri., Oct. 30th Tickets

Tickets are $30 per person and only $15 for Battleship members.  Limit 10 tickets per tour group.

  • All guests must pass a health screening that includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.
  • Tours of the Battleship during the day are available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
Oct
29
Thu
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey

Dare to tour the Battleship New Jersey at night? 

Adults can learn about the mature-side of the Battleship with this Curator-led tour of the dark Battleship! All guests will receive a complimentary flashlight to help guide them through the ship as they check out sailor art and hear adult tales.

Guided Moonlight Tours of the World’s Greatest Battleship will launch at 6pm on:

Thurs., Oct. 29th Tickets

Fri., Oct. 30th Tickets

Tickets are $30 per person and only $15 for Battleship members.  Limit 10 tickets per tour group.

  • All guests must pass a health screening that includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.
  • Tours of the Battleship during the day are available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.
Oct
30
Fri
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey
Oct 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Guided Moonlight Tours @ Battleship New Jersey

Dare to tour the Battleship New Jersey at night? 

Adults can learn about the mature-side of the Battleship with this Curator-led tour of the dark Battleship! All guests will receive a complimentary flashlight to help guide them through the ship as they check out sailor art and hear adult tales.

Guided Moonlight Tours of the World’s Greatest Battleship will launch at 6pm on:

Thurs., Oct. 29th Tickets

Fri., Oct. 30th Tickets

Tickets are $30 per person and only $15 for Battleship members.  Limit 10 tickets per tour group.

  • All guests must pass a health screening that includes a contactless temperature check, wear a face covering and practice social distancing of six feet at all times.
  • Tours of the Battleship during the day are available Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 3pm.