Fire Power (self-guided tour)

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Fire Power TourThis overall view of the Battleship NJ takes guests 5 levels up and two decks below. The Main Deck features an Exhibit/ Museum that encompasses the 48 years in and out of service. Guides are available for questions and conversation in the Captain’s Quarters and CEC.

Active Military, World War II Veterans and former Crew Members of BB-62 are asked to stop at the Box Office in the Battleship NJ Visitor’s Center. Proudly inform our Ticketing Staff of your service to our Great Nation and receive a complimentary ticket to board the “Big J”.

 

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Engineering “Steam to Speed” Guided Tour Extension

This extension is included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour on Saturdays and Sundays.

Engineering Steam to Speed Tour

Begins in the crew’s mess, which is near the end of the current Fire Power tour. Guests will get to walk through both fire room two with two of the ship’s eight boilers and engine room two with one of the ship’s turbine units that turns one of the four propellers and two turbo generators, which create electrical power for some of the 1,000 motors on the ship. Guests will see the throttle board where speed was controlled and burners where fuel consumption was controlled.  They will get to go down to the hold and look up at one of the ship’s massive propeller shafts.

Turret II Guided Tour Extension

This extension is included with the purchase of a Fire Power Tour on Saturdays and Sundays.

Premium TourThe interactive Turret II guided tour brings guests five decks to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret. Along the way, you’ll load powder bags, hoist a projectile in an elevator, plot a firing solution on an analog computer and pull the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun. This tour finishes with a walk down Broadway. Suggested ages: 8+

Student Days

June 30, 2021 – Abandon Ship!

Join Battleship educators for a socially distanced day of learning aboard the Big J! On Wednesday, June 30, at 9am, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. This month focuses on what to do if the ship experienced catastrophic damage. Students will be challenged to shore a door and stop flooding, find their life raft, and try on a World War II era life jacket and helmet.

Admission is a $5 donation for all.

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40mm Saluting Gun Shoot

Have a blast and help support the World’s Greatest Battleship at the same time!

We fire our 40mm Gun on Saturdays from 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM. (We cannot guarantee your ability to shoot the gun if you arrive at the ship after 2:00 PM)  For a $50.00 donation to the Battleship, you can fire our 40mm Saluting gun when you come and visit the Battleship.  Proceeds from the gun shoot go to support the on-going restoration of Battleship New Jersey and to support the museum’s education mission.  Please check in with the ticket box office upon arrival to set up your shoot time.

You can upgrade to fire a 5-inch gun salute for a $500 donation!  *This must be scheduled in advance for preparation, email: tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org.

Only available on Saturdays from 12:00- 2:00 PM.

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Watch the Independence Fireworks from the deck of the Battleship New Jersey!

Fire a 5-inch Gun Salute! We’ll also have music, food concessions and a cash bar for adults. Tickets are only a $10 donation per person and proceeds go to the on-going restoration of the Battleship, a non-profit museum and memorial.  The Battleship will open her decks at 7 PM.  The fireworks shows are projected to begin at 9:30 PM.   No chairs, food or beverages can be brought in.  Guests can bring blankets to sit on the deck. Get tickets online here, call 866-877-6262 ext. 108 or at the Battleship’s Ticket Office before  the show. Free Admission for Battleship Members.

July 4th Fireworks Tickets

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Curator’s Behind-the-Scenes Tours

Groups with a maximum of 10 people can experience a guided tour by the Battleship’s Curator, Ryan Szimanski. See places not available on the public tour routes!  This reservation-only private group tour is available for a $500 donation.  Any guests interested in scheduling the Curator’s Behind-the-Scenes Tour should email groups@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 144. 

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