• Win the Ultimate Guide to the Presidents DVD at the Battleship This Weekend
    Friday February 16th, 2018
    To celebrate #PresidentsDayWeekend, the Battleship New Jersey is giving away the Ultimate Guide to the Presidents DVDs, courtesy of The History Channel. Enter to win at the Ticket Office. The ship is open for Fire Power tours Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Presidents Day, from 9:30am with the last tour departing at 3pm. Experience the massive 16-inch ...
  • Experience the Turret II Guided Tour Three Times on Presidents Day Weekend
    Thursday February 15th, 2018
    Experience the Turret II guided tours three times this weekend – Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Presidents Day. The tours will launch at 11am each day. Journey five decks down to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret. Along the way, hoist projectiles, plot a firing solution, even pull the trigger to simulate the firing of ...
  • USS New Jersey 16-Inch Gun Barrel Arrived at Philadelphia Navy Yard
    Thursday February 15th, 2018
    The 16″/50 caliber Mark 7 gun barrel was the center gun of Turret 1 on the battleship USS New Jersey (BB-62). It was installed on the ship at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard in February 1943, after the ship’s launch on December 7, 1942. Today, the gun barrel rests at the Navy Yard and is undergoing ...
  • 16-inch Gun Barrel Placed Landside at the Battleship
    Wednesday February 14th, 2018
    On Tuesday, Feb. 13, a crane from Thackeray Crane lifted two 16-inch gun barrels, formerly on the USS New Jersey in WWII and the Korean War, off rail cars at the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.  One was placed landside where it will be exhibited to guests touring the museum ship. The other was ...
  • Join Our Overnight Crew!
    Friday February 09th, 2018
     Each year, over 10,000 people spend an overnight aboard our nation’s most decorated battleship! It is an award- winning program and one of the largest ship overnight camps in the world. We are looking for crew members who enjoy talking to people, have an interest in history and the military, and likes to be active. The Battleship ...
  • Battleship to Salute Eagles with 5-Inch Gun Shoot!
    Saturday February 03rd, 2018
    The Battleship New Jersey will fire her 5-Inch gun at noon on Sunday, Feb. 4, weather permitting, to salute the Philadelphia Eagles!  We’ll pick a fan in Eagles gear to pull the trigger.  All guests touring the ship are welcome to watch. #flyeaglesfly #superbowl2018  
  • 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 ...