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Battleship New Jersey, Camden
(4.6/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web)
The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial is located at 62 Battleship Place, Camden, New Jersey, United States. This museum ship preserves and displays the, the most decorated battleship to have served in the U.S. Navy and one of the largest ever built.
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  • Battleship New Jersey had a distinguished career and that is what distinguishes this museum ship. First commissioned in 1942, this ship was commissioned three times to take part in wars of different t...  more »
  • We have been on many naval ship museums and this one by far has the most to see and is the most interactive we been on. Keep up the good work. We hope to visit again. 
  • What a great way to spend a few hours. Take the kids and the grand kids. Everyone will enjoy this step back in history. Guided or unguided tours are available. The big guns are awesome and you can see...  more »
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  • This is not a place to go if you have a hard time walking. But if you want a glimpse at what our fathers and grandfathers had to deal with in WWII and after, this is a shrine to them. You can't help but be in awe as you stand where Admiral Halsey stood while watching the US Navy go to work during WWII (WW2). To look up at those big guns that are now silent, but try to imagine the noise, shock and awe of when they were firing in anger. It's a place that will send chills up and down your spine. This ship is just larger than you can comprehend until you have walked it's length and climbed up and down it superstructure. I just wish you could go deeper into the ship to see more of it. I swear I saw a few ghosts when walking through it. Don't miss it. And it's an under priced attraction. They should be charging double and it would still be worth it.
  • Great museum in Camden New Jersey. The parking was a little confusing being there weren't that many signs up indicating where the battleship was. But once aboard you're able to travel all throughout the ship. The food was pretty good down in the valley. It takes a good 2 to 3 hours to see the whole shift. Definitely worth the trip. I will return there again.
  • Hard to believe, this baby is right in our backyard this whole time, and I never visited until now. The portable electronic tour worked well, and it was nice to explore at your own pace. It takes a few hours to really see everything, but it's temperature controlled. There's bathrooms and water fountains available. Food and gift shop if you want.
  • A wonderful tour. The ship is well maintained and the staff are veterans very knowledgeable in naval history
  • i wasn't so excited about this place.. ideally there are many places you can take picture, but the lighting was nearly impossible in places. and it never told you the era your in right now. the 1940's? 60's? 80's? they used the ship over and over again and you kept hopping around the time era's, it was confusing. you must not have a backpack or any other bulky bag, wear sneakers, don't be too tall. you have to step over a lot of bulk head doors, some are pretty tall. all the stairs are more like ladders. you have walk down the backward. and its very hard on the knees and ankles. you will be going outside of the ship very often, while this does get you a nice view of the skyline, if its raining, you will get wet, and i'm betting it will be slippery. there are a lot of places to trip on this. there only seems to be one bathroom, this is one of the stars i removed, its hard to find and is only one the main deck. we had a hard time finding it. if you have a kid with a leaky bladder - i wouldn't visit this place yet. they have a cafeteria with seats you can barely sit in. its meant for a very lean person or a child. they are kind of like the kid section at a mc donalds. the food there was very reasonable, $4-5 for most things, i didn't eat it, but it smelled nice and there was ample seating. the museum part was like a catacomb, you had no idea where you were going. there is a turret on the main deck you can go in... do not go in there if your claustrophobic or if its really hot outside. we went at 85f with 40% humidity, and it was like a sauna inside. and very tight. the opening was the tightest of all, and you had to get on your hands and knees to get under the guns. why they couldn't design a system you could just walk into is beyond me. there are lots of neat things to look at and play with in there, but there is room for only about 4 people, and that's squeezed in there. and getting out is very hard as well. i came back with my shirt smelling oddly of paint. there were no people around the entire boat. only in 1 place did i "See" a person, and she was hiding in the shadows. there are a number of dummies though. so if you had a problem and needed help, i don't know of a real way to get that help. and its so easy to get lost, looking for help would be hard, and getting them out of there would be near impossible. overall its an ok place to visit, nothing really was memorable other than the pain in my hips and knees. it gave a nice view of the philladelphia skyline, it would be hard to do this in the winter (probably impossible), and rain would be an issue. overall it was a bit bland for me... as for your camera, if you have an slr, i recommend a flash, a prime or something fast. there are rooms that are totally black, many shadows, and tight areas. no room for a tripod. bring a bag that is very low key, they will take your back pack - and you will get stuck if you had one.