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 guide them through the ship as they check out sailor art and hear adult tales. Complete your tour with a cold beer, glass of wine or soft drink on the deck.
Tours for adults only are $34.95. Purchase your tickets here or call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.
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.
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.
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