Overnight Encampment Program on the Battleship New Jersey


The Overnight Encampment Program will restart Sept. 17, 2021. 

Please e-mail overnights@battleshipnewjersey.org 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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Battleship New Jersey wows the scouts

According to the Battleship New Jersey’s curator, Cub Scouts from Pack 51 Oak Ridge/West Milford were part of the largest crowd  to ever attend an overnight encampment. This special overnight trip that was arranged by the Northern New Jersey Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Oakland on Dec. 1 and 2. The trip was open to Boy Scout Troops and Cub Scout Packs and their families in the council’s service area. Read More

Overnight Encampment Program on the Battleship New Jersey – All  guests must pass a health screening, wear a face covering and practice social distancing.

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