Battleship New Jersey Tours Return to Camden Waterfront
Battleship New Jersey has re-opened for self-guided Fire Power tours on Saturdays and Sundays through October 31, 2021. Tours will be available from 11 a.m. with the last tour departing at 3 p.m.
This overall view of the Battleship NJ will take guests five levels up and two decks below. The main deck features an exhibit/museum that encompasses the ship’s 48 years in and out of service. Guides are available for questions and conversation.
Located in Camden, “the mission of the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is to restore, preserve, and exhibit the continuing history of the USS New Jersey and those who worked and served on her so their service will continue to educate and inspire future generations.” (www.battleshipnewjersey.org)
The ship was launched on December 7, 1942 and commissioned for service in World War II on May 23, 1943. On November 21, 1950, the ship was recommissioned for service in Korea. From 1967-68, the craft was reactivated and modernized at Philadelphia Shipyard before being recommissioned for service in Vietnam on April 6, 1968. The Battleship continued to be in use until September 12, 1999 when it began its voyage home to New Jersey. Restoration was completed at the former Philadelphia Naval Shipyard and the ship arrived at her final destination on the Camden Waterfront on October 15, 2001.
All tour guests must pass a health screening, wear a face covering, and practice social distancing. For ticketing information, visit www.battleshipnewjersey.org.