Things to do in Philadelphia – Visit the Battleship NJ
Anchored along the New Jersey-side of the Delaware River just across from Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey is a must-see attractions while in the area. Military history enthusiasts will put this at the top of their list of places to visit in New Jersey and places to visit in Philadelphia. However, the tours of the Battleship New Jersey are interactive, so guests of all ages and interests will equally enjoy themselves as they navigate the decks of the Battleship. You will be going up and down on ladders, stepping through passageways and sometimes maneuvering in tight spaces – just like the officers and the crew of the USS New Jersey did. We’re among the best tourism-related things to do in Philadelphia and for good reason – coming aboard a real battleship and experiencing history can leave a lasting impact.
Although you can “see” us from the Philadelphia side of the Delaware River, we’d suggest taking the trip over and coming aboard. The Battleship truly provides an active experience that’s also educational and makes us one of the best things to see in Philadelphia. If you’re looking for what to do in Philadelphia and need a change from the city’s Revolutionary War background, come to the Battleship New Jersey. Having seen active duty during World War II, Korea, Vietnam and throughout the 1980s, those looking for places to visit in New Jersey and/or places to visit in Philadelphia will not be disappointed.
All tour guests must pass a health screening, wear a face covering and practice social distancing.
The Battleship is temporarily closed for tours. The Battleship plans to re-open with our full arsenal of tours and programs in April.
Free Tours for Families First Cardholders
Part of the Battleship’s mission is to educate and inspire future generations. This includes generations from families who are facing challenging times. Thus, the Battleship will offer complimentary self-guided tours to families who present the New Jersey Families First Card. Just show a valid Families First Card at our Ticket Office and your family will experience a free tour of the World’s Greatest Battleship.
The Battleship will also participate in the state’s Families First Discovery Pass program. Interested families can sign up for this program online.
Use the links below to plan your visit to the Battleship NJ, when looking for things to see in Philadelphia and places to visit in New Jersey!