YOU can directly impact our mission to continue the "Big J's" on-going maintenance, restoration and public education programs by making a gift to the Annual Fund of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.
School Tour on Battleship New Jersey
School Tour on Battleship New Jersey 


Support the Battleship on Giving Tuesday! 

The Battleship New Jersey is the name of what we do business under.  The actual name of our organization is the Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc. 

Our Employer Identification number is 22-3604324

Your gift to the Battleship should qualify as a charitable deduction for federal income tax purposes. Please consult with your tax adviser or the IRS to determine whether a contribution is deductible.

You can pay with a credit card online by clicking below, or over the phone by calling (856) 966-1652, Extension 127. You can also mail a donation check to:

Battleship New Jersey
62 Battleship Pl.
Camden, NJ 08103-3302

You will receive a letter from the Battleship acknowledging your gift for tax purposes.

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The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization. Information filed, under the name Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc., with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Charities Registration Unit concerning charitable solicitation may be obtained from the Unit by calling (973) 504-6215. Registration with the Charitable Registration Unit does not imply endorsement.

Thank you for your support!


Many “Friends of the Battleship” have charitable intent and want to help financially support this historic warship for posterity.

If you own an IRA, and are over the age of 70 1/2, the IRS mandates that you must take a Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) each year.  This requirement was suspended in 2020, but is due to reappear in 2021.

Are you aware that you can designate a portion of your RMD to the Battleship New Jersey in the form of a Qualified Charitable Contribution (QCD)?  Here are the specifics on how it works, and the many advantages to the taxpayer:

Using your RMD as a charitable contribution will exclude that amount from your adjusted-gross income (AGI) for the year, which means that in addition to reducing your income taxes, it also can decrease the amount of Social Security that is subject to tax and potentially lower your Medicare premiums. (You may be able to take a QCD from a Roth IRA, but there is no tax advantage.)

If this sounds like a strategy that could work for you, here are some things you need to know… LEARN MORE