• 20% Off Eagles Plush Toys This Weekend at the Battleship Gift Shop
    Friday February 02nd, 2018
    Celebrate our Philadelphia Eagles’ trip to the Super Bowl with a beautiful plush eagle from the Battleship New Jersey gift shop.  This weekend only our large 12” and small 8” eagles will be 20% off while supplies last.  Each eagle has its own “Don’t tread on me” dog tag.  The large eagle also wears a ...
  • Battleship Opens for Tours on Saturday, Feb. 3
    Wednesday January 31st, 2018
    The Battleship will open for Fire Power and Turret II tours on Saturday, Feb. 3.  The museum ship will open on Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19, from 9:30am to 3pm throughout the month of February.  The Battleship will open every day for tours beginning March 1. Fire Power audio tours are available throughout ...
  • First Aid Training Aboard the Battleship
    Wednesday January 31st, 2018
    Battleship staff and volunteers participated in a day of First Aid Training in the Officers Wardroom today.  The class was conducted by NSR Solutions.  Participants were trained on AED procedures and other basic first aid techniques. The Battleship will open for tours on Saturday, February 3 from 9:30am to 3pm.  The ship will be open Saturdays, ...
  • 16-Inch Gun Barrels Arrive at the Battleship
    Monday January 29th, 2018
    Just before dawn on the morning of Monday, January 29, two of the USS New Jersey’s historic WWII 16” gun barrels arrived at the Battleship on oversized rail cars. The third arrived across the river at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. The three barrels began their final journey north from Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 13. Next week ...
  • Wanted: Part-Time Tour Guides at the Battleship
    Wednesday January 24th, 2018
    Job Description: The goal of the position is to provide visitors with an educational, fun, and safe guided tour experience as they learn about the Battleship New Jersey. This position is Part-Time, not to exceed 24 hours per week. Responsibilities: Conduct assigned scheduled tours of the Firepower, City at Sea, and Turret II Experience guided tours. This will ...
  • Historic Battleship’s Giant Gun Barrels Moving to New Homes
    Friday January 12th, 2018
    The guns more closely resemble giant cannons, weighing 237,000 pounds each and measuring 66 feet in length. Author:Staff Published:5:12 PM EST January 11, 2018 PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WVEC) — Three 16-inch gun barrels that were once used aboard the battleship USS New Jersey will be transported from Norfolk Naval Shipyard to new homes in Philadelphia and New Jersey. The guns ...
  • Battleship New Jersey Museum Loses Its Heart-and-Soul Volunteer
    Monday January 08th, 2018
    CLOSE Russell Collins Jr. of Palmyra relates World War II experiences aboard the battleship New Jersey, BB-62, as a crewman. The excerpts are from an oral history interview he gave for the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial shortly after the retired Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial volunteer Russell Collins Jr. ...
  • New Year’s Eve Overnight Reservations are Closed
    Friday December 29th, 2017
    The Battleship is no longer taking reservations for the family overnight on New Year’s Eve.  Thanks to all of those that have reserved bunks for this fun evening aboard the Big J! Tickets are still available for guests to watch the 6pm and Midnight fireworks shows on New Year’s Eve.  Just a $10 donation gets you ...
  • Breakfast with Santa on for Today, Sat., Dec. 9; Tickets Still Available!
    Saturday December 09th, 2017
    Breakfast with Santa, presented by 6ABC, will take place today, Saturday, Dec. 9 at 9am in the Crew’s Mess.  Tickets are still available at the Battleship Ticket Office. Enjoy a hot breakfast served at the Chowline, tour the Battleship, win prizes and meet Santa Claus — all aboard the World’s Greatest Battleship! For more information, call 866-877-6262 ...
  • Crystal Sculpture of Champagne Bottle Holder that Christened USS New Jersey Unveiled
    Thursday December 07th, 2017
    A one-of-kind crystal sculpture of the champagne bottle holder that christened the USS New Jersey on December 7, 1942 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard was unveiled on Dec. 7, prior to the Battleship’s 75th Anniversary of her Launch Ceremony.  The sculpture, which will eventually be on display in the Captain’s Cabin, was commissioned and donated ...