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USS Slater

Snow Dock, south of Dunn Memorial Bridge (off I-787), Intersection of Broadway and Quay Streets, Albany, NY 12201
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Ranked #4 of 33 attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
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Albany, New York
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

After being dry-docked for repairs and upkeep, the Slater is back home in Albany. Our group of six visited (for the first time, even though we only live half an hour away!) on a very hot day. The breeze topside was wonderful, but down below was pretty warm. They had fans set up and they provided water, but it was... More

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Waterford, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We live near Albany, NY, and the USS Slater has been there for a number of years, but just last week we decided to see what it was all about so we went for a tour. It's only $8.00 for a guided tour. It starts with a short movie that fills you in on WWII and what brought about the... More

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Killingworth, Connecticut
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124 reviews 124 reviews
13 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

A very interesting tour made even more enjoyable by our young and enthusiastic guide. Much to see on the USS Slater. Parking is free and entrance fee reasonable.

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Delmar, New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I would recommend a visit to the USS Slater as you really do get an understanding of what the ship's crew had to endure during World War II. However, the tour I was on was a rather large group, and so many of the activities that others have noted (sitting in the gunner's chair) were not offered. The tour guide... More

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HMaron, Staff at USS Slater, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear you did not receive the experience you were expecting. If you would like to contact us directly with more information about date/time of your visit, we would appreciate further feedback: info@ussslater.org Unfortunately, if you visited on one of our busier days, we do our best to accommodate everyone while simultaneously moving large numbers of people throughout... More

East Greenbush, New York, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

It's history in our backyard. If you live in the area and haven't taken this tour, I highly recommend it. You won't be disappointed. It's a great tour for couples and/or families.

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pleasant valley
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This boat is one of a kind, WWII destroyer. The tour guide was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic and the history of the boat itself and its restoration was so interesting.

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Albany, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It was a very good tour of a floating museum. Glad that its been preserved. I wish there was a little more too it but areas for tour are limited.

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HMaron, Staff at USS Slater, responded to this review

Kathy, Thank you for the positive response. I'm sorry you didn't feel like you got to see everything that you wanted to; the tour takes you through the entire ship with the exception of the engineering compartments (for safety reasons) and the multiple bunk rooms (they all look the same, and aren't easily accessible!) Was there a specific area you... More

On The Road
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3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Being Navy Veterans, We love all things Navy and we planned our reunion in Albany New York for over a years time with the main attraction being the USS Slater. Everything pivoted on the slater and when the time came to be there, The Slater was not, It was in dry dock in Staten Island New York and no one... More

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HMaron, Staff at USS Slater, responded to this review

Joe- We entirely apologize about your event, we tried our best to accommodate you within our powers but we could not control the progress of the necessary hull repair. As you stated, we even went out of our way to try and organize a special access tour of the ship while it was in the shipyard, as well as offer... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The USS Slater is a wonderful stop to make in honor of our WWII veterans and those who lost their lives. The tiny ship is one of the few surviving destroyer escorts and it is awe-inspiring to think that more than 300 men were crammed in this ship in the middle of the ocean facing seasickness, homesickness and enemy torpedoes.... More

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Top Contributor
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35 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We visited the Slater during a brief stay this past November. We used to visit her when we lived here a few years ago. They have done an excellent job keeping her in shape! Being Navy, and a millitary history person, we have visited many attractions such as this. We absolutely loved the ship! I don't think we will ever... More

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