The Battleship is temporarily closed for tours.
The Battleship plans to re-open with our full arsenal of tours and programs in April. Below are tours that the Battleship will offer once the ship re-opens. We apologize for any inconvenience, but the closing will allow the Battleship to save and raise money, and re-open bigger and better than ever in the spring.
Fire Power (self-guided tour)
This 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”.
You can buy tickets in advance to use when we re-open for Tours. Tour tickets are available to use at any date and time we are open.
You will be redirected to our secure ticket processing site with Blackbaud.
Engineering “Steam to Speed” (guided 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)
The 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+
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