• See the Glass Crystal Art of the Wine Bottle Container that Christened the Big J
    Thursday March 01st, 2018
    Check out the glass crystal New Jersey wine bottle container, used by the First Lady of New Jersey to christen the USS New Jersey on December 7, 1942 at the Philadelphia Navy Yard. See this beautiful piece on display in the Captain’s in-port Cabin as part of a Fire Power Tour. The Battleship is open for yours every day from ...
  • Battleship Opens for Tours Every Day on March 1; Get Half Off a Tour!
    Wednesday February 28th, 2018
    The Battleship New Jersey will open for walk-up tours every day from 9:30am to 3pm, beginning Wednesday, March 1.   To celebrate opening every day, the Battleship is offering guests half-price Fire Power self-guided tours of the World’s Greatest Battleship throughout the day on Thursday, March 1.   Fire Power tours highlight the Battleship’s weapons systems and how the ...
  • Save 10% on Lunch at Victor’s Pub after your Tour of the Battleship
    Friday February 23rd, 2018
    Guests who tour the Battleship can save 10% on lunch at Victor’s Pub, located a short ride north of the Battleship.  Just show your tour ticket stub for the discount. The Battleship is open for tours on Saturday and Sunday from 9:30am to 3pm in February and open every day beginning March 1.
  • Sit in the Quad 40 Gun!
    Thursday February 22nd, 2018
    Beginning this weekend, Sat., Feb. 24 & Sun., Feb. 25, guests touring the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial can now sit in the recently reinstalled Quad 40 gun, located on the fantail. You can move the gun barrel, but you won’t be firing the gun!
  • Donate Soup and Get 20% off a Tour of the Battleship in February
    Saturday February 17th, 2018
    Guests who bring a can of soup to the Battleship will receive 20% off a Fire Power tour throughout February.  The soup will be donated to the Food Bank of South Jersey. The Battleship is open for tours Saturdays, Sundays and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 19, throughout the month from 9:30am to 3pm.  The Battleship will ...
  • Free Haircuts for Vols & Staff in Battleship’s Barber Shop
    Saturday February 17th, 2018
    Battleship New Jersey Overnight Manager and USS New Jersey veteran Ken Kersch gets his hair cut in the ship’s Barber Shop by barber Jeanette Cairns.  It’s been 49 years since Ken had his hair cut in the ship’s Barber Shop.  Staff & vols received free haircuts today.
  • 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 ...