Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard M. Nixon, Gerald R. Ford, Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush all served in the United States Navy. President Ronald Reagan, as part of his “Modern Navy” initiative, stood on the deck of the USS New Jersey and re-commissioned her back into duty in 1982.

Now you, like many of our presidents, can experience life aboard a Navy ship – at least for about an hour-and-a-half!

The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial, our nation’s largest and most decorated battleship, located on the Camden Waterfront, NJ, will be open for guided and audio tours on Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 20 at 9:30am with the
last tour of the day departing at 3pm.

Climb inside the legendary 16-inch gun turret, experience a simulated tomahawk and harpoon missile launch in the Combat Engagement Center, check out the Navigation Bridge, fly over Iwo Jima during WWII in our 4D flight simulator,and see how over 55,000 sailors lived and worked aboard this floating city!

With the exception of Monday, Presidents’ Day, the Battleship is open for walk-up tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February and March. The Battleship will open anytime for scheduled group tours, meetings, social events, and overnight encampments. To make a reservation, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 144.

Berthed on the Camden Waterfront across the Delaware River from Center City Philadelphia, the Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is a non-profit historic ship museum that offers guided and audio tours, school and group tour packages, space for meetings and social events, and overnight encampments. Calling All Vietnam War Re-enactors and Artifact Owners! The Battleship’s annual Vietnam War Living History Day is Saturday, April 7. If you are a Vietnam-era re-enactor, or own Vietnam-era artifacts and/or military vehicles and would like to participate in this unique event, call 1-866-877-6262 ext. 144. Support the Battleship by buying a Brick! Personalized bricks will be placed on the Battleship’s Memorial Pier. For more information on the ship’s many programs, visit

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