Battleship New Jersey Museum

Visit the largest battleship ever built, nearly three football fields long and over 11 stories high. Commissioned for service during World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War, the Battleship New Jersey is America’s most decorated battleship and surviving warship. Choose from a variety of tours, including the new Turret II Experience Tour, Fire Power Tours, City at Sea Tours, the Fish and Ship Tour, and the Ticket to Freedom Tour. Hoist projectiles, load powder bags, plot a firing solution on the analog computer and squeeze the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun. Programs meet learning standards for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

School

The Battleship offers guided tours for schools, educational programs, and fun activities. Students will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a veteran, go on a museum scavenger hunt, create ship art, watch short video clips of oral histories from those who served, examine primary source documents, and more. Programs focus on topics in history, language arts, science, and math. Overnight experiences aboard the ship allow students to learn first-hand what it’s like to be a sailor. Meal options are available for your field trip, or eat brown-bagged lunches on the Crew’s Mess Deck! (Best for students in grades 3rd-12th.)

Little Sailors Group Tour: Perfect for students ages 6 to 8, this tour takes approximately an hour and features the 16-inch Gun Turret I, the Officers’ Wardroom, Executive Officers Cabin, Admiral’s Barge, Helicopter, and more. There’s only one ladder (stairs for your landlubbers) for the kids to navigate. The tour includes “Sailor Says,” a Navy version of the Simon Says game.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
U.S. history, geography, technology, math, war, naval warfare, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, military.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 856-966-1652 ext. 144
Email: groups@battleshipnewjersey.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 minimum (300 maximum for overnights). Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Lunch Options Available. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

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Battleship New Jersey Museum

Visit the largest battleship ever built, nearly three football fields long and over 11 stories high. Commissioned for service during World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War, the Battleship New Jersey is America’s most decorated battleship and surviving warship. Choose from a variety of tours, including the new Turret II Experience Tour, Fire Power Tours, City at Sea Tours, the Fish and Ship Tour, and the Ticket to Freedom Tour. Hoist projectiles, load powder bags, plot a firing solution on the analog computer and squeeze the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun. Programs meet learning standards for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Scouts

Bunk aboard the Battleship with your scout troop! The award-winning Overnight Encampment Program for groups of ages 8-18, includes dinner and breakfast served from the "chowline,” a ride in the Flight Simulator, a guided tour of the ship, and the chance to sleep in the bunks that the crew of the USS New Jersey once did! (Best for scouts in grades 3rd-12th.)

supports scout badges in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
U.S. history, geography, technology, war, naval warfare, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, military.

contact info
Name: Reservations
Phone: 856-966-1652 ext. 203

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 290 maximum. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Meal included in Overnight Encampment Program. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

Battleship New Jersey Museum

Visit the largest battleship ever built, nearly three football fields long and over 11 stories high. Commissioned for service during World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War, the Battleship New Jersey is America’s most decorated battleship and surviving warship. Choose from a variety of tours, including the new Turret II Experience Tour, Fire Power Tours, City at Sea Tours, the Fish and Ship Tour, and the Ticket to Freedom Tour. Hoist projectiles, load powder bags, plot a firing solution on the analog computer and squeeze the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun. Programs meet learning standards for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Camp

Camp groups can enjoy guided tours of the Battleship, including tours of areas not previously viewed by the public. Learn about the Battleship’s weapons and navigations systems, personnel areas, and more. See the tour packages for visits to sites such as the National Constitution Center, and the “Ship to Ship” tour for a day of history on two waterfronts.

Little Sailors Group Tour: Perfect for campers ages 6 to 8, this tour takes approximately an hour and features the 16-inch Gun Turret I, the Officers’ Wardroom, Executive Officers Cabin, Admiral’s Barge, Helicopter, and more. There’s only one ladder (stairs for your landlubbers) for the kids to navigate. The tour includes “Sailor Says,” a Navy version of the Simon Says game.

topics covered:
U.S. history, geography, technology, math, war, naval warfare, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, military.

contact info
Phone: 866-877-6262 ext. 144.
Email: groups@battleshipnewjersey.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: Min. 20 for group rates. Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring your own, Lunch options available. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Battleship New Jersey Museum

Visit the largest battleship ever built, nearly three football fields long and over 11 stories high. Commissioned for service during World War II, the Vietnam War, and the Korean War, the Battleship New Jersey is America’s most decorated battleship and surviving warship. Choose from a variety of tours, including the new Turret II Experience Tour, Fire Power Tours, City at Sea Tours, the Fish and Ship Tour, and the Ticket to Freedom Tour. Hoist projectiles, load powder bags, plot a firing solution on the analog computer and squeeze the trigger to simulate the firing of this massive gun. Programs meet learning standards for New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

contact info

Hrs: Vary by season.

Homeschool

The Battleship offers guided tours for groups, educational programs, and fun activities. Homeschoolers will have the opportunity to meet and interact with a veteran, go on a museum scavenger hunt, create ship art, watch short video clips of oral histories from those who served, examine primary source documents, and more. Programs focus on topics in history, language arts, science, and math. Overnight experiences aboard the ship allow homeschoolers to learn first-hand what it’s like to be a sailor. Meal options are available for your field trip, or eat brown-bagged lunches on the Crew’s Mess Deck!

Little Sailors Group Tour: Perfect for homeschoolers ages 6 to 8, this tour takes approximately an hour and features the 16-inch Gun Turret I, the Officers’ Wardroom, Executive Officers Cabin, Admiral’s Barge, Helicopter, and more. There’s only one ladder (stairs for your landlubbers) for the kids to navigate. The tour includes “Sailor Says,” a Navy version of the Simon Says game.

supports classroom learning in:
Social Studies.

topics covered:
U.S. history, geography, technology, math, war, naval warfare, World War II, Vietnam War, Korean War, military.

contact info
Name: Group Sales
Phone: 856-966-1652 ext. 144
Email: groups@battleshipnewjersey.org

TRIP INFO

Grade Level: Elementary School, Middle School, High School Group Size: 20 minimum (300 maximum for overnights). Program Type: Day Trips, Overnight Trips, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 minutes. Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies.Recommended Ratio of Youth to Chaperones: Varies. Registration: Online, Phone, Email. Food Options: Bring Your Own, Lunch Options Available. Cost: Fee Accessible To: PD.

Historic Site Lesson Plan

FUN FACTS

Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed; Boston’s Old State House, where the Boston Massacre and the American Revolution began; Washington D.C.’s National Mall, where Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech; Virginia’s Jamestown settlement, the country’s first colony; Charleston’s Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired; New York’s Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, where millions of immigrants were introduced to their new home. All of these sites, significant to America’s history, can be visited, toured, and admired. While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, consider the importance in preserving these sites.

View Lesson Plan>>

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