• Happy Birthday, Bob Hope!
    Tuesday May 29th, 2018
    115 years ago today legendary entertainer Bob Hope was born. Between 1941 and 1991 he performed 57 USO shows for the armed forces including two aboard the Big J, in December 1968 while the ship was off Vietnam and again in December of 1983 while she was off Beirut. For his extraordinary service he was ...
  • Guided Turret II Tour Added for 1pm on Memorial Day
    Monday May 28th, 2018
    The Battleship[ has added a second Turret II tour today, Memorial Day,  This Turret II tour will launch at 1pm. This guided tour takes guests five decks below the main deck to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret.  Along the way, you’ll load powder bags, hoist projectiles, plot a firing solution in the analog computer, ...
  • Take the Riverlink Ferry to the Camden Waterfront
    Sunday May 27th, 2018
    Enjoy a wonderful boat ride across the Delaware River with the Riverlink Ferry, which sails every day from Penn’s Landing to the Camden Waterfront, home of the Battleship New Jersey The Riverlink Ferry schedule is: FERRY Departure Times (Saturdays and Sundays only 9/5-9/24 with additional special event service on 9/14 and 9/15): CAMDEN           PHILADELPHIA 9:30AM              10:00AM 10:30AM           11:00AM 11:30AM           12:00PM 12:30PM           1:00PM 1:30PM             ...
  • Tall Ships Fans: Get a Half Price Tour of the Battleship
    Friday May 25th, 2018
    Just show your Tall Ships ticket or ticket stub at the Battleship’s Ticket Office this weekend – Friday, May 25 through Monday, May 28 – and get half off a Fire Power Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship, open every day from 9:30am to 5pm.
  • Chow Down at the Chowline, Opening Every Day Beginning Sat., May 26
    Friday May 25th, 2018
    Now guests can enjoy a delicious Dietz & Watson sausage sandwich or hot dog, an ice cold Pepsi or beer, and some scrumptious snacks at the Chowline every day from 11:30am to 2:30pm beginning Saturday, May 26.  Get your lunch that same way the sailors received theirs, and enjoy eating it in the Crew’s Mess.
  • Wizard World Fans, Save 50% on a Tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship
    Thursday May 17th, 2018
    Fans attending Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con this weekend, show your ticket or ticket stub and get half-off a Fire Power Tour of the Battleship New Jersey. Climb inside the massive 16-inch gun turret, check out the Tomahawk missile launch pads, track missile launches in the Combat Engagement Center and more! Open every day from ...
  • Happy Mothers Day Weekend from the Big J!
    Friday May 11th, 2018
    Happy Mothers Day Weekend to all the moms from the Battleship New Jersey! Bring mom for a tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship today through Sunday, May 13, and we’ll give her a coupon good for 20% off her first visit to Rizzieri Salons and Spa!
  • Captain Quack Rubber Duck Race!
    Thursday April 26th, 2018
    Guests can sponsor the Battleship’s rubber duck, Captain Quack, and then cheer for him in a race with other Captain Quacks in the Wiggins Marina on Sunday, June 10 at noon.  The winning duck will win you four tickets to the Battleship Blast Luau Dinner on June 30. Second place gets a family overnight on the ...
  • Battleship to Open for Tours Until 5pm Beginning May 1
    Thursday April 26th, 2018
    The Battleship New Jersey will be open for Fire Power walk-up tours until 5pm beginning on May 1.  Thus, giving guests two more hours to climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun turret, to check out a tomahawk missile launch at the Combat Engagement Center, to sit in the chair used to fire the recently re-installed ...
  • Battleship Salutes Chief Warrant Officer Nicola (Ret.)
    Saturday April 14th, 2018
    The Battleship New Jersey salutes Chief Warrant Officer 3 (SW/AW) Thomas Nicola, Jr. on his retirement. The Big J was proud to host your ceremony!