Fire Power (self-guided tour)

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Fire Power Tour

This overall view of the Battleship New Jersey takes guests five 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 conversations in the Captain’s Quarters and CEC. For a limited time on Saturdays and Sundays, the tour also includes two complimentary guided extensions found along the route:

Engineering “Steam to Speed” Guided Tour Extension – Walk through both fire room two and engine room two. Learn about the ship’s boilers and turbines. Climb under one of the ship’s massive propeller shafts.

Turret II Guided Tour Extension – An interactive experience that tasks you with loading the powder bags, hoisting a projectile in an elevator, and pulling the trigger to simulate the 16-inch guns firing. Finish with a walk down Broadway.

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Student Days

July 28, 2021 – Rangefinding

During this two-hour session, students and their parents can experience a guided tour of the Battleship and a classroom-style lesson. The tour will include the main battery 16-inch guns, the plotting room used to aim the guns, and the Combat Information Center where targets were selected. Guests will also have the chance to do the math by hand and figure out how to find the distance to an enemy target.

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:

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

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Behind-the-Scenes and Curator’s Tours

These two types of personal, customized, three-hour-long tours take your group to places you want to go that are not available on the public tour routes! 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 off-the-tour-route places as seen on the museum’s YouTube Channel. Or your group can experience a Behind-the-Scenes 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 or call 856-296-4987 to make your reservation today.

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