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Address: Snow Dock, south of Dunn Memorial Bridge (off I-787), Intersection of Broadway and Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
Phone Number: 15184311943
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Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the...
During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America. Step back in time. Return to 1945 aboard USS SLATER. See how Sailors worked, hear the sounds of a living ship, touch a piece of American history, and walk the decks where hundreds of Sailors have walked before.
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Incredible History

We had a great tour guide. Its $8 for adults. Don't really recommend small children. You have to climb and descend steep stairs.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We had a great tour guide. Its $8 for adults. Don't really recommend small children. You have to climb and descend steep stairs.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

On a recent trip my wife and I found ourselves in Albany and toured this ship. Because I am recently retired from the Navy, I found it especially interesting to tour a WWII ship. Our tour guide was a young college age kid who did a very good job in explaining in lay terms for the general public what everything... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Our tour guide Tom was very friendly and gave us an in depth tour of the ship. The tour was almost two hours long and was definitely worth the time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The tour guide, who is a real officer retired, gave us an extensive tour. We got to learn, see, and feel what it would be like to be on a destroyer in close quarters. The information about the destroyer was very interesting. It was explained at a level for the children to understand as well as the adults present. Our... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I thought the ship will be bigger but it was small. We just took pictures in front of it. It's right off the highway so it is not inconvenient at all to see the ship with your own eyes.

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Rosehn, Public Relations Manager at USS Slater, responded to this review

Please explain why you gave USS SLATER an average rating. It appears from your review that you merely took pictures from shoreside. Did tour of the ship? Yes, USS SLATER is not a large battleship or aircraft carrier. We have never promoted her as such. She is indeed a "small ship." However, many visitors, historians, and people associated with historic... More 

Torrington, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I visited the USS Slater with my 10 year old son. We got to see so much of the ship, including the bunks, kitchen, 'dining' area, bathrooms, the officers area, plus all of the weaponry on deck. It was very immersive and you could really feel what life was like for the sailors of that time. My grandfather was in... More 

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Ease to access US warship anchored on the Hudson River…well preserved both on deck and below deck…informative and illustrative graphics and photos…Best of all, US Navy veterans who served on the Slater and similar vessels led the tour and provided personal experience insights.

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Canton, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We had a great tour of this ship. The guide was an old veteran/volunteer who seemed to know it all about the ship and the weapons systems, where it came from and had served. The ship is in a constant restoration phase but is well kept and very enjoyable. Looking forward to returning with my kids.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

It was great visiting this last ship of this type to remain in original world war 2 configuration. We were impressed that it was privately owned maintained by volunteers. The guide was very well informed and kept us enraptured til the end. Its safe with small kids and fun, they get to sit in the firing position and turn the... More 

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Albany, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We brought family who were in the Navy,and we all loved it.I was surprised what small quarters they had to use.

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