Upon arrival, guests are advised to stop in the Visitors Center located landside across from the Battleship. Our Ticket Office will offer assistance for individuals, families and groups looking to start their tour. The self-guided Fire Power Tour is available every day during operating hours. This tour has an option to carry an audio wand adding value to the written word found liberally throughout the tour route. The Turret II Tour is a guided tour with limited times and guests per tour. Currently Turret II Tours launch Saturdays and Sundays at 11am. Both tours have been designed for ninety minutes. Both start from the Visitors Center.
Tours of the Battleship New Jersey are physical and require climbing and descending steep steps (called ladders by the Navy). The BB-62’s Crew advise guests to dress casually and wear comfortable walking or athletic shoes with non-skid soles. It is strongly suggested that dresses, skirts, high-heeled shoes or any article of clothing that might compromise safety be avoided while exploring the Big J. Front carriers are required for infants and toddlers.
Snack machines and bathrooms are also found in the Visitors Center. There are facilities aboard the ship as well, however, we recommend “hitting the head before heading to the Ship!”
The BattleShop located on the ship offers an assortment of Battleship gifts and merchandise, including USS New Jersey hats, models, books, themed plush animals, dog tags and more. You can visit the BattleShop with or without a tour, inquire at the visitors center.
The Chow Line concession stand on the Battleship opens for lunch 11:30AM-2:00PM Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 31, as well as April 1 through May 31. The Chow Line is open daily during the summer months.
Photography is welcomed. Video safety demands stationary filming. Professional souvenir photos are offered upon your arrival and make a great keepsake of your tour aboard the Big J!
Our crew is confident you’ll be amazed at the areas available to explore and the ongoing efforts to preserve and maintain this iconic national treasure. We’re ready for your family and friends to share the history and educational experiences offered at The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial. We look forward to your visit!
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