Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial
Just across the Delaware River, in Camden, NJ, Philadelphia residents have access to our nation's largest and most decorated battleship, the USS New Jersey. Fully-restored, this... Read More
Just across the Delaware River, in Camden, NJ, Philadelphia residents have access to our nation's largest and most decorated battleship, the USS New Jersey. Fully-restored, this battleship-turned-museum welcomes visitors of all ages, even hosting sleepovers and other opportunities for groups to get up close and personal with this piece of American naval history. The ship is 887 feet of armor-plated steel and weighs in at 45,000 tons. Tours on the ship allow you to climb ladders, crawl through passageways and experience things just as the crew did when it was operational. Mini deck tours are also available should climbing, crawling and shimmying through small spaces not be your thing.
62 Battleship Place
Camden, NJ 08103
- Family-Friendly Museums, Historic Sites: "Opt for a guide-led tour or an overnight stay on the ship if possible to experience it to its fullest. Also beware, it involves a good amount of stairs."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Especially great for men in the bunch, this ship shakes up the usual museum experience a bit and lets you experience ship life a bit.
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Who doesn't think a battleship is cool? Given the opportunity to head on board and to see what it was really like here is priceless.