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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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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

If we could give a higher rating than 5 we would. Entrance fee is very reasonable. We joined the tour to meet Chuck, our guide. We had missed the video at the start but this wasnt a problem as Chuck sorted this out for us to view at the end which was really good as it showed more of the... More

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Pine Bush
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Visited with my wife, who went only because I wanted to go. Her comments afterwards were she was so glad that we went. The last floating Destroyer Escort (DDE) in the US - it is amazing that these small ships were so instrumental in WWII. Crew is knowledgable and very friendly. Since I went ship has been restored. I just... More

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Great River, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

We went to visit and got first tour with our guide Chuck. He was great. Informative and friendly. Got kids involved. Encouraged hands on of ship. Very knowledgeable of ship and WWII. Ship in incredible restoration condition.Reasonably priced.

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Belleville, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We only found out about this from a brochure in our hotel room. What a find. The tour was about 90 minutes, starting with a excellent video. If I remember correctly our tour guide was Stan and he was very informative. You got a real feel for what life would have been like for sailors during WWII. This is a... More

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Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I am a big fan of museum ships. Particularly WW II vintage US capital ships. USS Slater is quite possibly the finest example of any class existing today. She has been lovingly restored by a very dedicated crew of volunteers. She contains all of her equipment and something very unusual - it is all complete. All her systems and equipment... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I approached this with some indignation. Having been in the Navy and having been a destroyer sailor I had my own memories. But the attire I used to own. The mess hall took me back to a period were I was loaned out to another ship that was 1960 vintage diesel too. Understanding that the slater was a hybrid in... More

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Albany, New York
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
13 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

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