General Admission - Self-Guided Tour

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

Self-Guided Guests can board the ship daily from 10:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., but the ship itself doesn't close until 5:30 P.M..

  • Fully vaccinated guests and children under 3 are not required to wear face coverings.
  • ID required for active military personnel and veterans.
  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.

Guided Experiences:

 

 

Cigars on the River

The 1st Annual

Cigars on the River

A fundraising event in support of the Battleship New Jersey

September 28th.... 5-10 PM

Food Trucks..Music..Raffle Prizes..Cash Bar

 Admission:

 General $45. Includes: 3 premium cigars, premium lighter & cutter

 VIP $100. Includes: 6 premium cigars, buffet, private area onboard ship

 

General Admission - Guided 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.

  • Fully vaccinated guests and children under 3 are not required to wear face coverings.

Gun Salute

Proceeds from the gun salute go to support ongoing restoration efforts and to support the museum's education mission.

  • Fully vaccinated guests and children under 3 are not required to wear face coverings.
  • Gun salutes will take place every thirty minutes between 12:00 P.M. and 2:00 P.M.

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

Twilight Tour

Experience an “adult-oriented” tour during the evening hours! This tour, led by the Battleship’s Curatorial team, will show off Sailor Art and allow guests to experience a range of stories, including the Playboy Bunny's visit to the USS New Jersey. Guests can enjoy a cold beer, glass of wine or a soft drink after the tour on the Main Deck! 

  • Fully vaccinated guests and children under 3 are not required to wear face coverings.
  • Members: Register then sign-in above and you will see your discount in the cart at checkout.
  • YOU MUST BE OVER 21 YEARS OLD

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.  

  • Fully vaccinated guests and children under 3 are not required to wear face coverings.
  • Members: Register or sign-in above to receive your discounts.

Deck-to-Deck Tour

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 if 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.

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

Rockin' the River

Join us for a day of music aboard the Battleship New Jersey!

Consider firing one of the Battleship's 40-mm Saluting Guns to get the day started with a bang! Tickets are available HERE

 

USS New Jersey in WWII Curator's Talk

USS New Jersey in WWII Curator's Talk

Join Battleship New Jersey curator Ryan Szimanski for a lecture on the battleship's role during World War II and the Japanese Surrender from the 01 level of the ship where the surrender took place on USS Missouri.

WWII Victory Day Quad 40 Shoot

DEFEND THE SHIP FROM A JAPANESE AIR ATTACK.  

For a donation of $250 you can take an active part in defending the Battleship from an Japanese air attack. Fire the Battleship's Quad 40 Anti-Aircraft Guns at a replica Japanese WWII warplane during a mock attack on the battleship.

WWII Victory Day 40mm Salute Gun Shoot

DEFEND THE SHIP FROM A JAPANESE AIR ATTACK.  

For a donation of $100 you can take an active part in defending the Battleship from an Japanese air attack. Fire the Battleship's 40mm Salute Gun at a replica Japanese WWII warplane during a mock attack on the battleship.

WWII Victory Day 5" Gun Shoot

DEFEND THE SHIP FROM A JAPANESE AIR ATTACK.  

For a donation of $500 you can take an active part in defending the Battleship from an Japanese air attack. Fire the Battleship's 5"/38 Anti-Aircraft Guns at a replica Japanese WWII warplane during a mock attack on the battleship.

Labor Day Weekend Fireworks