Overnight Encampment Program on the Battleship New Jersey

Scout troops, school groups, youth organizations and families can again spend a safe night aboard the Battleship. Enjoy dinner and breakfast, experience a guided tour of the ship, take a chance to fire the saluting gun and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did!

Overnight Encampments will resume in January 2022 following CDC and State of NJ recommendations for Covid-19 Safety.  Guests will need proof of vaccination or proof of negative Covid-19 test performed within 72 hours of the scheduled encampment. All guests must sign a self-certification form before entering the Battleship.

Please submit the form below and we will contact you shortly to confirm your request or call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 203. All Overnight Encampments on the Battleship New Jersey must be booked in advance.

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Sleep over on the Battleship New Jersey

Spend a night on the legendary Battleship New Jersey, a floating museum on the Camden Waterfront across from Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia.  From the moment you walk up the gangway, you’ll be greeted with a breathtaking display of the battleship’s size.  She’s nearly three football fields long and eleven stories high.  During your stay, you’ll develop an appreciation of this Iowa-class battleship built to “keep floating and keep fighting”.  Imagine her incredible power firing nine 16-inch guns reaching land targets nearly twenty-three miles away.  Provide a lifetime of memories for your group with an Overnight Stay aboard the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial.


Fun Filled Adventures

After a chowline dinner, guides will take your group on a memorable tour of BB-62’s spaces.  You’ll enter one of the ship’s 16-inch gun turrets.  Guides will give you a tour of areas that are not on any regular tour routes and assist you with multiple hands on education programs.  You’ll see the Captain’s and Admiral’s cabins, the Officer’s Wardroom and much more while climbing up and down the ship’s original ladders and companionways.  The following day after breakfast, there are more hands on programs with museum educators exploring the science behind the battleship.  The Battleshop, located aft of the mess decks, will be waiting for your group to stop along the way.


Outstanding Educational Opportunities

Learn about the roles the Battleship New Jersey played in World War ll, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. The most decorated battleship in US Naval history has much to share.

Live Like a Sailor

The Battleship New Jersey’s overnight encampment program can accommodate groups and families of all sizes. Come aboard and:

  • Stow your gear in a locker — the same lockers that held sailor’s personal belongings when at sea.
  • Sleep in bunks- just like enlisted sailors.
  • “Chow down” in the Crew’s Mess.


Celebrate Your Birthday!

Kids: You and your friends can spend your birthday aboard our nation’s greatest battleship!

Spend an overnight with your party in our award-winning encampment program. Enjoy dinner and breakfast at the chowline, take a guided tour of the Battleship, and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did. We can even add a birthday cake for your party to enjoy!

Call Today for More Information

The Battleship New Jersey’s Encampment Department can be reached at 1-866-877-6262 ext. 203. All encampments must be booked in advance.

Overnight parking in the Parking Garage will be $12.50 per vehicle.

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Covid-19 Safety

  • Guests who have been fully vaccinated and children under three are not required to wear face masks.
  • Please practice social distancing.
  • The Battleship has hand-washing stations and sanitizers throughout the tour routes.
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