Guided Fire Power

Available Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00 PMFire Power Tour

A 90-minute journey through American 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. You will soon understand why she was the most feared ship ever to stalk the seas.

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Fire Power (self-guided tour)

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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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Curator’s and Curatorial 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 groups@battleshipnewjersey.org or call 856-296-4987

to make your reservation today.

What If? Presentation with the Curator

Members Only Event on Saturday January 8, 2021

What if Battleship New Jersey had to be reactivated in 2022? What if Battleship New Jersey had been at San Bernardino Strait when Yamato attacked Samar? Join us as Curator Ryan Szimanski answers these questions and many more during a night of high seas history! Enjoy an hour long presentation, followed by an hour of having your own pressing questions about the Battleship and naval history answered. A cash bar, snacks, and raffle will be available, with the opportunity to win a full 3-hour Curator’s Tour with Ryan (date and time pending availability).

Become a Member Starts at $40.00

Presentation Only Tickets $20 per adult

Tour with Ryan and Presentation Tickets  Add an hour-long tour with Ryan before the presentation. $100 per adult for a truly memorable experience. Spots are limited. The tour starts promptly at 3:30 PM.

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Pearl Harbor Guided Tour

Tuesday December 7, 2021 at 1:00 PM or 6:00 PM

The Battleship is offering special tours focusing on the events of the attack on Pearl Harbor. See how the Battleship New Jersey compared to the older ships, such as the USS Arizona, present during the December 7th attack. Learn about the anti-aircraft guns that the battleship carries, see how later battleships, like the New Jersey, were modified to better protect them from damage, and hear the stories of some of the people who were in the attack.

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Student Day: Shipbuilders!

Sunday, December 12, 2021 at 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

A special day of education for students and their parents aboard the ship.

How do you make 50,000 tons of steel float anyway? Learn about the science of buoyancy on a guided kids-friendly tour of the battleship! Visit the armored citadel to see the massive slabs of steel used to protect the ship and then the large compartments that contain the ship’s engines. After the tour, students will have the opportunity to make their own metal boats and compete to make the strongest vessel!

Admission is a $5 donation for all.

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Evening Guided Tour: Turret II

Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 6:00 PM

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.

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