Across the Delaware River from Philly in Camden, NJ, Battleship New Jersey is harbored. The U.S.S. New Jersey is America’s most decorated battleship in Naval history. Launched exactly one year after the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1942, the New Jersey saw a lot of action until its final decommissioned in February 1991. She participated in the Pacific theater of World War II, the Korean War, and was the only battleship in the Vietnam War. She was thefirst vessel to fire a Tomahawk missile under President Ronald Reagan.
Today there are self guided or volunteer guided tours. They even have Overnight Encampment program, where you can sleep in the restored crew’s quarters. There are five levels of ship. The crew was as many as 151 officers and 2,637 enlisted sailors all working together on this floating city. For more information contact www.battleshipnewjersery.org .
Things I missed: The Barnes Foundation (art museum) The Franklin Institute, Mutter Museum (College of Physicians of Philadelphia), Penn Museum, Academy of Natural Sciences,Eastern State Penitentiary (former home of Al Capone), Reading Terminal Market, Free Library of Philly, Valley Forge, and Bucks County.
This picture was taken from out hotel room. This section is known as Avenue of the Arts because of all the museums.