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General Admission

Self-Guided Tour $25

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Self- Guided Tour tickets can be used at any date and time that we are open for tours.

This Fire Power tour is an overall view of the Battleship New Jersey takes guests five levels up and two decks below. The main deck features exhibits that encompasses the 48 years in and out of service. Guides are available for questions and conversations in various locations along the tour. The tour also includes two guided experiences found along the route: an Engineering “Steam to Speed”  experience that lets you walk through a portion of our engineering spaces and a Turret II experience that tasks you with loading the powder bags, hoisting a projectile, and pulling the trigger on a simulated 16-inch gun firing.

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Guided Tour $35

Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 PM

A 90-minute journey through American Fire Power history! Our knowledgeable tour guide will take you through the Battleship’s awesome 16″ Gun Turrets and other weapons systems, the Admiral’s and Captain’s Cabins, Navigational Bridge, Wardroom, Berthing Area and much more. On your tour, you will learn about the critical role the Battleship New Jersey played in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East.

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Specialty Tours & Experiences

Fire a Gun Salute $50

 

The Battleship offers gun salutes  on select Saturday’s and other select dates between 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M for a $50 donation.

Next available days:

– Saturday, September 10

– Saturday, September 24

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For $500.00, upgrade to fire our 5-inch gun! Please email tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org to discuss this opportunity.

 

Evening Guided Tour: Engine Room

Descend into the armored citadel of the ship for a 90-minute, family friendly, guided, walking tour of the most powerful engineering plant ever installed on a battleship. Learn how steam powered engines moved the massive ship at record breaking speeds and see the spaces crew members worked in. This hands-on walking tour is fun for all ages and allows guests to climb down seven stories into a fire room to see the huge boilers, an engine room to see the turbines and throttle wheels, and a one of the ship’s many steering positions.

Admission is $25-$30, $15 for Battleship NJ Members

Next available tour date:

– 8/26/2022

– 9/9/2022

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Evening Guided Tour: Turret II

Join a knowledgeable tour guide in a 90-minute, family friendly, walking tour that takes guests through the five stories of one of Battleship New Jersey’s massive 16″ gun turrets. Visitors will get to stand in the armored gun house where the gun captain oversaw reloading procedures, explore the magazines where 1-ton shells and thousands of powder bags were stored, and pull the triggers in the plotting room where primitive but effective computers aimed the guns over the horizon. This fun for all ages experience includes many hands-on elements that let’s guests see and feel what it was like for a World War II crew member to fire the ship’s guns. Tickets are limited and will sell out quickly.

Admission is $25-$30, $15 for Battleship NJ Members

Next available tour date:

– 9/2/2022

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Student Day: Guns, Engines and Armor!

 Join battleship educators on a tour into the ship’s armored citadel and see one of the ship’s engine rooms and gun turrets while learning about the key components of a battleship.  This program culminates in the chance to design tour own battleship using math! Admission to this program includes admission to the battleships Model Con event on board to see different ship models built and then brought to the ship for this special event. Student Day is a monthly program designed for school-aged children and their adults to learn the science and engineering behind the ship. Every month has a unique tour and hands-on class.

Admission is $12 for all.

Next available tour date:

– No Student Day in September. See you all in October.

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Twilight Adult Tour

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This adult tour, led by a member of our curatorial team, will take guests through rarely seen parts of the ship and will showcase the more mature sailor art created over the years, as well as share some adult stories. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck!  Must be over 21 years old.

Admission is $40, $20 for Battleship NJ Members

Next available tour date:

– 9/23/2022

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Deck to Deck Tour

Deck-to-Deck Tours

All Deck-to-Deck Tours will start aboard the Battleship New Jersey at 3:00 P.M.

Available these select dates:   Sept. 3, and Nov 5.

Did you know there are nearly 100 years of naval history along the Delaware River? Join the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum for a Deck-to-Deck Tour, where you’ll be able to explore that history up close through guided experiences aboard three remarkable ships, prime examples of naval ingenuity:

 

The Battleship New Jersey

America’s most decorated battleship, she was launched on the first anniversary of Pearl Harbor, and went on to earn distinction during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, the Cold War, and conflicts in the Middle East. Beginning with her design in 1938 and ending with her final decommissioning in 1991, Battleship New Jersey has a service record that spans more than half the 20th century.

Submarine Becuna

A Balao-class submarine that served during World War II and the Cold War. She was modernized in 1951 as part of the GUPPY Program, her modifications marking her as a GUPPY 1A type submarine. “Becky” is the only remaining example of a GUPPY 1A type submarine still in existence today.

Cruiser Olympia

The oldest floating steel warship in the world and rose to prominence as Commodore George Dewey’s flagship during the Battle of Manila Bay in 1898. She bore witness to great changes within the Navy and the United States as a whole during her time in service, and finished her career by bringing the Unknown Soldier home from France in 1921 after the end of World War I before being decommissioned for the final time in 1922.

The Deck-to-Deck Tour includes three hours of touring aboard these historic vessels, as well as light refreshments. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at tickets@battleshipnewjersey.org or call us at (866) 877-6262 Ext. 108.

The safety of guests and staff is of the utmost importance. We are following all local mandates as it relates to COVID-19. We request that guests follow all COVID-19 guidelines required by the Battleship New Jersey and Independence Seaport Museum.

Admission is $100

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Curator’s Guided Tours

These two types of guided, three-hour-long tours by the Curator and the Curatorial staff will take your group to places that only these guides can show you. A Curator’s Tour, led by Ryan Szimanski, is available for a donation of $1,000. Ryan will take guests to some of his favorite places, many as seen on the museum’s YouTube Channel. Or your group can experience a tour with a knowledgeable member of our curatorial team for a $500 donation. These reservation-only, private tours are available for groups of up to 10 people.

Please email education@battleshipnewjersey.org  to make your reservation.

 

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