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Address: Snow Dock, south of Dunn Memorial Bridge (off I-787), Intersection of Broadway and Quay Streets, Albany, NY 12201
Phone Number: 518-431-1943
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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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White Plains, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The last of its kind - the US Govt. scrapped or gave away all of the WWII destroyer escorts after the war. In the early 1990's this ship was found in Greece (it had been in the Greek Navy for a time in the 1950's) by the Destroyer Escort Assn. who were looking to restore this type of ship. After... More 

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Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I had an amazing experience at the USS Slater. I was alone when I went, so I started the visit on my own with the guide. Then another veteran visiting from California joined us and both started to tell me wartime stories and how it used to be on their ship/submarine! I couldn't have asked for a better tour, and... More 

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Albany, New York, Usa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Whether you live in Albany or just visiting, the Slater is a worthy trip to sample a piece of history. Let your visit bring to light what our veterans have been through to keep this nation great and let it be a thanks to them as well. It is really interesting to see the size of the ship and the... More 

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apopka
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

The everyday people that keep us safe and free during times of conflict are the ones that make the most sacrifices. Put yourself in in their shoes and relive the past! It's easy. Here's how to do it: Turn off your smartphone. Take approximately 60 minutes to learn about a small slice of a crucial period in our great country's... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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141 reviews 141 reviews
33 attraction reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Here is a piece of history well worth your time if you're visiting Albany. Guided tours are offered. Last about an hour, taking you inside of the ship and different stations. Great for kids!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Took 2 adults, a teen, & 2 young children on the USS Slater. We had a wonderful guide (Claire) who was very well-versed & could answer almost every question. We learned so much! Very informative & we got to visit a large portion of the ship. My teen boy especially enjoyed it. Very worthwhile.

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Albany, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very knowledgeable volunteer guides. Fascinating tour, and I am not usually very interested in military history.

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Smithfield, Virginia
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132 reviews 132 reviews
52 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Located on the Albany Hudson River waterfront. There are many destroyers to visit in the U.S. but most are visited as they were retired. USS Slater has been restored to its WWII configuration complete with camoflage paint scheme, has original or replica weapons, and knowledgeable guides. Unique among ship visits. If you like this try the Olympia in Philadelphia, Midway... More 

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