In 1967, while the USS New Jersey was being reactivated for the Vietnam War, 40mm anti-aircraft guns were removed. To save time and money, the tubs, where the guns were housed, were left in place. Captain J. Edward Snyder Jr., always sensitive to crew morale, thought the empty gun tubs, on either side of his cabin, would make perfect swimming pools.
Just in time for back to school, guests can get free buzz cuts by our barber in the Battleship’s Barbershop on Saturday, August 31 from 10am to 2pm. Barber Jeannette will be onboard to do buzz cuts and trims!
Watch the Labor Day Weekend fireworks from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey! Fireworks will take place over the Delaware River on Saturday, August 31.
We’ll have music, face painting for the kids, food concessions, and a cash bar for adults. Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.
The Battleship will open her decks at 7 PM. The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30 PM.
Please note: This is a standing-only event. Chairs will not be set up and no chairs are permitted to be brought aboard for the fireworks show. Guests can bring blankets to sit on the deck.
Join the 102.9 WMGK air staff for tasty craft brews (50+) & awesome views at the MGK Brew Blast.
Purchase tickets here: https://wmgk.com/event/wmgk-brew-blast-2019/
50+ Brews, Live Band, Free Tour
It will be a great day of craft beer sampling (over 50 beers), including Bell’s, Dogfish Head, Three 3’s, Founders, Yards, Troegs and Neshaminy Creek. Plus, & live classic rock from the new MGK House Band (who will be crowned on 8/23)last, on the tented deck of America’s most decorated battleship.
All tickets include a TOUR of the Battleship New Jersey!.
Hang with the MGK DJs
WMGK’s John DeBella, Debbi Calton & Andre Gardner will be on board ready to talk music & beer with you. There will also be great food available for purchase. This year’s Brew Blast will feature over 50 craft beers.
ATTENTION DESIGNATED DRIVERS – all patrons entering the MGK Brew Blast event space must be 21 years or older, including Designated Drivers.
This year’s line-up will include over 50 beers…..COMING SOON
$10 parking is available at the garage next to BB&T Pavilion. It is a short walk from the parking garage to the Battleship.
If you’re posting about going to the Brew Blast on social media or posting pictures of the event while there, make sure you tag @WMGK and/or use the hashtag #MGKBrewBlast .
Getting There Without Driving
Those coming from Philadelphia can take the Riverlink Ferry to the Entertainment Center stop and take a short walk directly to Battleship NJ from the parking lot.
Riverline Light Rail Train:
Ride NJ TRANSIT’s River LINE to the Battleship!
Exit at Entertainment Center and walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center. For information, rates and schedules visit www.riverline.com or call 973-275-5555.
If taking PATCO from Philadelphia or within NJ, you can take PATCO to the Broadway Station/Walter Rand Transportation Center stop. You can purchase a ticket and get on the Riverline Light Rail Train and take that to the Entertainment Center/BB&T Pavilion stop. Once off the train you can walk around the Susquehanna Bank Center (about 2 or 3 minute walk) to the Battleship.
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.
Tickets are $50.00 for General Admission and $250.00 for VIP. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/battle-on-the-battleship-tickets-65849251885
Battleship New Jersey’s First Annual Cigars on the River Fundraiser
Support the Battleship New Jersey
September 28th from 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Enjoy premium cigars on the deck of the battleship overlooking the Delaware River and the Philadelphia skyline.
- Mission BBQ
- Live Cigar Roller
- Raffle Prizes
- Cash Bar
Includes: 3 premium cigars, premium lighter and cutter
Includes: 6 premium cigars, buffet, private space aboard the ship, and a complimentary drink.
Veterans can meet over 30 employees on the historic fantail (tented rear deck) of the Battleship! Free lunch for all applicants! Free parking in Lot #1, across from the BB&T Pavilion. Use the Clinton St. entrance. We’ll also provide free shuttle service to take you from the parking lot to the Battleship Pier.
Job seekers can register at www.delawarevalleyveterans.com
How does a 57,000 ton battleship float? How do you hit a target over the horizon? How does a steam engine work? Find out the answer to these questions and more on STEM Day aboard the Battleship. Look at the science of communication, the technological changes to the ship’s guns, engineer a system to repair battle damage, learn the art of a radio broadcast, do the math to get your projectile on target and more!
STEM Day will take place from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, October 12. Throughout the Battleship and in the Visitors Center at the WWII Japanese Periscoper, guests can experience additional educational activities designed for elementary students to learn more about how the ship operates.
Guests can build their own periscope, presented by Edmund Optics, at the Japanese Periscope in the Visitors Center. Learn about navigation on the Bridge. Participate in an exercise in mechanical advantage using the I beam system will take place on Broadway. Other activities include How Boats Float, Rockets, and Circuit Block activities. Building History will still be going with the science of communication. There will be a project on the science of projectiles as well. Radio Club will be in.
All educational exercises are free to experience with a tour of the Battleship.
| Camden County Historical Society presents author Tim McGrath, who will speak about his book on Com. John Barry in the Officers’ Wardroom of the Battleship on Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2pm.
Books will be available for sale and signing.
Guests touring the Battleship and Camden Co. Historic Society Members can attend the presentation for free. Non-members can attend the presentation for a $5 donation. Members will also get a special rate of $10 for a Fire Power self-guided tour of the Battleship.
Discover our Nation’s Most Decorated and Largest Battleship on Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 14!
The Battleship New Jersey will be open for tours on Columbus Day. Fire Power audio tours are available throughout the day from 9:30am to 3pm.
Journey down to the bottom of the massive 16-inch gun turret with the Turret II guided tour, launching at 11am on Columbus Day. This tour, which also launches Saturdays and Sundays at 11am, will bring guests to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret. Along the way, guests will load powder bags, hoist a projectile, plot a firing solution in a working analog computer, and pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun. Complete the tour with a walk down Broadway! The Turret II tour is $29.95 per adult and $25.95 for veterans, seniors and children 12 and under.
Walk inside an Engine Room on the Steam to Speed Engineering tour, which will launch at 1pm on Columbus Day. This guided tour, which also runs on Saturdays and Sundays at 1pm, brings guests to Broadway and into an Engine Room. The interactive tour will allow guests to experience how the sailors of the Battleship turned steam into speed. The Steam to Speed Tour is $29.95 for adults and $25.95 for veterans, seniors and children 12 and under.
The Turret II tour and Steam to Speed Engineering tour are limited in the number of guests due to some confined spaces. To confirm your place on either of these tours, purchase your tickets on this website or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
The Battleship New Jersey is teaming up with animal shelters from throughout the region to offer
pet adoption information and have pets available for area veterans to adopt on Sunday, October 20 from
10am to 2pm on the ship’s Fantail (tented rear deck).
Past animal shelters that participated in this event included Burlington County Animal Alliance, Burlington County Animal Shelter,
The Cat’s Meow, Beacon Animal Rescue, The Animal Adoption Center, Furrever Friends Rescue,
Sherry’s Place Rescue , and the Pennsauken Animal Hospital and Urgent Care.
All shelters will have information for veterans on pet adoptions to take home and many of the
shelters will bring dogs, cats and other pets aboard the Battleship’s fantail for vets – and guests
touring the Battleship – to meet and hopefully adopt!
Admission to the fantail for the Veterans Pet Adoption event is free to veterans. Guests touring the
Battleship on Sunday, Oct. 20 are welcome to meet the pets on the fantail.