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“The best battleship ever!”

Battleship New Jersey
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$49.00*
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The Philadelphia Pass
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Camden
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial offers guided and self-guided tours. 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. Group packages and educational programs are available for school. Space can be rented aboard the Battleship for meetings and social events. Families and youth groups can spend the night aboard the Battleship as part of the overnight program.
Reviewed September 9, 2018

We have seen a lot of battleships, but this one takes the cake. Beautifully restored. Amazing information regarding it’s fir power. This ship is huge And the captain’s quarters are not to be missed. Be sure to notice the china and silver in the display cabinet. The Navy insignias are on the silver. We had a very helpful explanation Of the ships radars while in that area.. We took the ferry over from Philadelphia. It afforded us great photography opportunities.

Thank NanaMarlin
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

So cool to be able to go aboard one of the baddest battleships ever built. 16" guns. Amazing. To learn that it had only one foot of clearance on either side to go thru the Panama canal. Wow! Lots of steps of you have knee or hip problems.

Thank Neil C
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Reviewed September 5, 2018

Must see if you're into military history at all. Nice tour & lots of hands on. Highly recommend seeing the Big J.

Thank Frank O
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

I was in Philly on vacation and saw the battleship from across the river. Being a WWII history buff it was a no brainer. I had to go. It was very enlightening and nice to be able to compare it to the USS Alabama in Mobile. The staff was very helpful with answering questions and seemed eager to take the time to talk with me. It is an amazing piece of history.

Thank Ben H
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

Can’t recommend the Battleship New Jersey enough! We took the self-guided audio tour and it was just fabulous. The ship is staffed by the most incredible volunteers, many of whom are veterans themselves. They were so helpful and knowledgeable. I could’ve listened to Bill talk about the ship for HOURS. What a wonderful gem of a storyteller. The while tour is incredibly educational. It was an honor to tour one of the ships that has quite literally changed the world. Thank you to the staff and volunteers on the New Jersey. I’m a big fan of the Big J! And thank you Bill, we had so much fun listening to your knowledgeable stories!

Thank Lauren C
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