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Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations, History Museums

Mission: The Battleship New Jersey''s mission is to preserve, restore, exhibit and intrepret the history of the USS New Jersey and her veterans.

Programs: The Battleship New Jersey has a variety of programs. The museum offers three distinct tour routes, serves as a locale for community, corporate and private events, offers educational classes that meet core curriculum requirements and offers overnight encampments. The Battleship Blast, an annual fundraising gala, coincides with the Independence Day fireworks display across the Delaware River.

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Home Port Alliance for the USS New Jersey, Inc. is the formal name for the Battleship New Jersey. I took my first tour with my son about 5 years ago when he was 7 years old . The tour was remarkable for a number of reasons. The veteran leading the tour was enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable. My son and I gained a new appreciation for life on a battleship and what those soldiers were exposed to during peacetime and wartime. I remained interested and attended subsequent affairs held at the battleship and ultimately was fortunate to find myself selected as a Commissioner for the Battleship New Jersey.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The Battleship serves as a living memorial and tribute to not only its crew but to all servicemen and servicewomen who have defended our country. The ship allows people of all generations to visit, learn, and understand the efforts & sacrifices that were made by armed forces members. This is a floating history lesson which should be preserved and treasured.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Wonderful helpful staff, very knowledgable and interesting, great experience. Thank you for preserving a very important part of our history.

2 Jay_54

Board Member

Rating: 5

A unique and amazing memorial and museum. The access within the battleship is unparalleled to get a first hand understanding of how the ship operated and how the crew worked and lived. The USS New Jersey played a significant role in US history extending from WWII through the 1980's. A visit should not be missed.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Battleship New Jersey is truly an American icon. As noteworthy to our Nation's history as any battlefield...foreign or domestic. USS New Jersey helped win and persevere the peace in four wars, and during her final time in commission, she contributed to the fall of Communist Russia in the late 1980's.
While her day's of patrolling the ocean's of the world are over, her imposing presence on the Delaware River, close to where she was built, gives visitors an opportunity to experience first hand what it must to have been like to serve on the most powerful class of battleships ever to go to sea.
The staff, supported by hundreds of dedicated volunteers, have transformed battleship New Jersey into a most impressive museum and memorial. We welcome everyone to come and experience first hand the might and majesty of this venerable grey lady. You won't be disappointed.