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Journey five decks to the bottom of the 16-inch gun turret. Along the way, load projectiles, plot a firing solution, even pull the trigger to simulate the firing. Complete the tour with a walk down Broadway. Reserve your tour! Call 866-877-6262 ext. 108.

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Walk-up Tour Hours
October: Open every day, 9:30am to 3pm
November: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30am - 3pm, and:
- Thursday, Nov. 5 (NJEA Teachers Conference, NJ public schools closed)
- Friday, Nov. 6 (NJEA Teachers Conference, NJ public schools closed)
- Wed., Nov. 11 (Veterans Day)
- Friday, Nov. 27 (Black Friday)
December: Open Saturdays and Sundays, 9:30am - 3pm, and:
- Monday, Dec. 7 (Pearl Harbor Day)
- Monday, Dec. 28 - Thursday, Dec. 31
January: Closed Every Day

*Battleship can be open any day for a scheduled group tour, rental event and overnight. To make a reservation, call 866-877-6262 ext. 144 or email

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Experience the Battleship New Jersey.

America's most decorated Battleship is now the area's most exciting museum, open for tours, events and overnight encampments. Exploring “BB62” is experiencing history in a whole new way. Not only do you see exhibits of artifacts from the ship’s past, but you are put into the exhibit as you go through the tour route. Sit in the chair from which Admiral Halsey commanded the fleet. Stretch out on the bunks where the sailors slept. Climb into the 16” gun turret and learn how the projectiles were loaded.

From the moment you step across the ship’s brow you will understand that this is a museum where visitors take an active role. From strolling across forecastle to climbing the original ladders up to the bridge, and beyond, each step in your journey brings you closer to understanding what life was like for a sailor on the Battleship New Jersey.

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The Battleship New Jersey received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
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Tickets may also be purchased in advance by calling toll free 1-866-877-6262 x108 during regular business hours. News:

Spend a Night Aboard the Battleship!
To reserve your bunk, call 866-877-6262 x203

October 09, 1987. The Honorable James Webb, Secretary of the Navy, visits New Jersey and tours the ship meeting sailors and marines in the crew. MORE »

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