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Battleship New Jersey

Address: 62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, Camden, NJ 08103
Phone Number: 856-966-1652
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Located on the Camden Waterfront across the river from Center City...
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Type: Ships, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Owner description: Located on the Camden Waterfront across the river from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours year-round. Climb inside the 16" gun turrets, learn explore the captain's cabins and crew's quarters and discover what life was like for a Battleship sailor. Families and youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the overnight encampment program.
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Dix Hills
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We recently spent the weekend in Philadelphia and went across the river to Camden, NJ to visit the Battleship New Jersey. My husband, 10-year old son and I equally enjoyed it. The docents (including senior citizen, middle and college ages) were friendly and incredibly knowledgeabl about the New Jersey's incredibly history. A "must see" if you're in the Philly area.

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New Jersey
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

An excellent piece of history, that is so easy yet exciting to touch and get a real feeling. Well-maintained, not to mention a beautiful waterfront to watch. Finally, the fees here altogether could be a little high, but you will have a history & life lesson AND an wonderful marvel. Very suitable for taking your children out for a nice... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

First let me start out by wishing everyone a Happy 2015. We decided that we wanted to watch the Philadelphia/Camden 2015 NYE fireworks from someplace different. I decided to purchase 2 tickets to the Battleship New Jersey for $10 each. The website and ticket purchase was extremely easy and I was able to download my tickets in minutes. The battleship... More 

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Top Contributor
429 reviews 429 reviews
125 attraction reviews
296 helpful votes 296 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Visited here the day after seeing Independence Seaport Museum - the ferry from Penns Landing over to Camden does not run during the winter months so we rented a car for our trip knowing this in advance. It's free to go over the bridge from Philly on the outbound but a $5 toll on the way back. There were a... More 

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Clementon, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

What a piece of history! Easy access and beautiful waterfront. Great people here also. It may seem expensive, but just remember what you are seeing and doing here. This is a history lesson, a life lesson and an engineering marvel. Lives were changed and history was written and you get to be a part of it. You can walk the... More 

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Bayville, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Loved going here. We made it through almost to the end before the young boys started getting bored. It was really interesting and a lot of fun. Something every American should experience!!

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Philadelphia, PA
14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

This is a really nice place to visit. It is located on the Camden waterfront, next to Adventure Aquarium, and a short car or boat ride across the Delaware river from Philadelphia. You are able to go on the ship and take a tour and learn the history of this battleship. You can walk through the different sections of the... More 

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

If you have boys, this is just the place to go to. I took my 12-year old and boy he loved it. Get a guided tour, it is worth it. You will learn a lot. We went on one of those days where it was at a discount, even better! Our long drive down from northern Jersey was definitely worth... More 

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Mount Holly, New Jersey
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The Battleship NJ is one of just a few Iowa class battleships. The ship served in many conflicts, including WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, and the first Gulf conflict. I did the self-guided tour option. Basically, you enter the ship and then follow a red line as it takes you through various parts of the ship. You dont see the entire... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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226 reviews 226 reviews
40 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I had always wanted to visit the Battleship NEW JERSEY (BB62), as I had already visited six of the eight former USN battleships that have now retired as memorial museums. I finally got my chance when I was visiting nearby Philadelphia. The ship is impressive to say the least, and you need several visits to see most of it. Although... More 

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