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Battleship New Jersey

62 Battleship Place, Camden Waterfront, Camden, NJ 08103
856-966-1652
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Camden
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Ships
Owner description: Located on the Camden Waterfront across the river from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial offers guided and... more » 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. « less
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Ohio
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99 reviews 99 reviews
27 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Visited the Battleship New Jersey today. Was told when I boarded her that it was more accessible than the North Carolina which I have visited on several occasions, but I found this not to be the case. The displays are first rate. The ship is a wonderful living history lesson on the technology and living conditions that our soldiers and... More

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited here after seeing a brochure at my hotel in Philadelphia. The Ferry ride across from Penn's Landing was great. The Battleship is great. Be aware that there is a lot of climbing, narrow and steep ladders and tight spaces. The kids visiting seemed to be having a lot of fun. The interactive self guided tour is excellent. There... More

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Monroe, New York
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Great ship to tour....kids will love it. ONLY WARNING... if your elderly... there are a lot of ships ladders to deal with...

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Culpeper
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284 reviews 284 reviews
165 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

this majestic ship fought and survived 4 wars, and looks like it could sail off to battle again today if needed... great displays, wish i would have visited before my heart went bad, as stairs/ladders are now a no go for me

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

My now 6 year old son and myself, marked our calendar for our trip to the USS New Jersey. The ship has planned sleep overs for kids and adults..a lot of boy scouts and girl scouts. A very patriotic feeling sweeps over you as you salute the American flag on the fantail of the ship and they play taps..off to... More

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Chicago
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293 attraction reviews
524 helpful votes 524 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

My wife and I were able to see this famous battleship while touring historic Philadelphia and walking along Penn Landing. Located on the Camden Waterfront across the river from Center City Philadelphia, this is America's most decorated Battleship. The Battleship New Jersey (USS New Jersey BB-62) is one of the largest battleships every built.

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We went on a weekday afternoon to visit the ship after visiting the nearby aquarium. We decided upon the self tour and was pleasantly surprised at the amount of information provided to us. The layout was easily marked through lines on the floor and each stop had billboards with information. I feel as if we did not miss a single... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Great piece of history. Usually on museum ships everything is behind plexiglass, but there's so much that's hands-on on the New Jersey. Climb into a turret and see how it worked. Sit in Adm. Halsey's command chair. And her history covers more than WW2 since she also served in Korea, Vietnam, and the 80s. Great for kids.

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Bend, Oregon
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24 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I took my 6&9 year olds he re INSTEAD of the aquarium. .so glad we did...it was FULL of really cool hands on information...from bunks to the chow line and mess hall...they LOVED it and so did I...TOTALLY recommend. We rook the Ferry over from Philadelphia which was super fun too... it is a little spendy, we found a great... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Battleship NJ is the most decorated ship in the navy, and I'd add one more ribbon to it!!! They have self guided tours , tape guided and personal tours. Took the Grand Boys it is just down the river front from the adventure aquarium, easy walk around a marina. The ship is still being worked on to return it... More

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