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Be sure to march aboard the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, the U.S. Navy’s most decorated battleship, and pay tribute to the thousands of sailors who fought for our nation’s freedom.
Discover the dangerous and exciting life aboard our nation’s largest  battleship when you take a guided or audio tour of the “Big J.” Hear tales of her missions in World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, Beirut conflict and Persian Gulf War.  Take the new Turret II Experience guided tour, where you will journey five decks to the bottom of the massive 16-inch gun turret.  Along the way, you’ll hoist projectiles, plot a firing solution, even pull the actual trigger to simulate the firing of these impressive guns!  End your tour with a walk down Broadway, the longest and most impressive passageway on the ship! 

Audio tours launch throughout the day and feature the ship’s weapons systems and how the crew lived aboard this floating city.  Check out the newest exhibit, “A Dreadnaught in Vietnam,” about the Battleship’s experience in the Vietnam War. Then experience combat firsthand as you engage the new 4-D Flight Simulator, a jaw-dropping ride that lets you fly your own Seahawk plane into a dog fight with the enemy and land on the water next to the battleship.
For a true Navy experience, spend the evening in the Battleship’s award-winning Overnight Encampment program!  Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the chowline, tour the ship, ride the Flight Simulator, and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did! 

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For more information on these and other Battleship programs, visit
or call 856-966-1652.


 2016 Winter Schedule

The Battleship New Jersey will be open every day from 9:30am-3pm for walk-up tours in November and December. The Battleship will be closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas. The ship will also be closed for walk-up tours throughout January and will re-open for tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February.

USS New Jersey Hat and T-shirt
Show your support for the Battleship with an authentic USS New Jersey hat and t-shirt. Both are made in the USA, look stylish and a portion of sales does to help the ship! The USS New Jersey hat with clusters is $25, without clusters is $20. T-shirts are $20 per shirt. The items are available in the Battleship's landside store every day from 11am to 5pm, or online at www.battleshipnewjersey.org/shop.

Give a Brick!
Customize a brick and place it on the Memorial Pier of the Battleship. Bricks can be bought for a $100 donation and will be an on-going tribute. You can also get a replica brick for just $50 more. To purchase a customized brick, visit the Support page at www.battleshipnewjersey.org.

Spend an Overnight aboard the Battleship!
Our award-winning overnight encampment program is available for families, as well as scouts, youths groups, and more throughout the year. Enjoy dinner and breakfast served from the crew's gallery, tour the ship, ride the 4D flight simulator and sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did! The prices is $62 per person. To reserve your bunks, call 1-886-877-6262 ext. 203. 

Tour the Battleship!
The Big J is open every day from 9:30am with the last tour of the day departing at 5pm! Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers guided and audio tours every day from 9:30am to 5pm. 


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