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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
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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Culpeper
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275 reviews 275 reviews
162 attraction reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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Schenectady, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I'm a bit of a Navy nut and I've toured museum ships around the country. The battleship New Jersey is a great example of a museum ship and definitely worth seeing. I think adults and children will find the tour very interesting. Built in the early stages of WWII the ship saw action in nearly every major American conflict up... More

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Saylorsburg, Pa Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a remarkable learning experience. You can go with a tour guide or on your own. I learned so much about this great ship and all the wars she was in. There are navy veterans at different locations on the ship to answer any question you may have. There are 5 levels to the ship. Great workout. Parking is... More

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U.S.A.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Absolutely a great attraction!!! This entire exhibit is so well kept up and clean!!!! So much pride by the volunteers and staff!!!! Loved the self guided audio tour!! Very informative, easy pace! Impressive demonstration of weaponry!! Key take away: 1) 55,000 veterans served on her, 2) 16 inch guns are climactic in capability and impact to ship when fired!! 3)... More

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