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

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Albany, New York
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Albany, New York
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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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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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Dallas, Texas
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Having toured or visited over 25 memorial / museum ships in the US and England, this ship is in EXCELLENT condition and fitted out just like it could sail the high seas tomorrow. I would rank it in the top five best ships I have visited. Thanks in part to the wonderful current owners, and the Greek Navy that owned... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love ships and boats to see any time. This is a beautifully restored military ship that has many exhibits to help you feel like it was when it was used in the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I recently learned that a navel ship that was involved in the Battle of the Atlantic was restored and afloat here in Albany, New York. So, a day trip was in order to visit this Destroyer Escort. My tour guide, Alan, gave a fantastic presentation and tour of this ship. In each area of the ship that our group went... More 

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Nassau, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This visit came about in a strange way. Usually we travel great distances to see things. We don't pay much attention to what is in our backyard. On election day my daughter took my granddaughters with her to vote. One of them thought they were going boating not voting. So she was upset to walk into a building and stand... More 

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Jackson, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Great experience! Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. This WWII ship was full of history and was incredibly restored. The detail was amazing. The authentic items aboard amazed everyone in our group. Our tour was very interesting, filled with facts and stories. From bow to stern it was a truly memorable day!!! The day we were there, a cub scout group... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

An impressive little visit to a piece of history. Take about 1.5 hours to climb on board the USS Slater, a destroyer escort. Brought my wife, two kids ( 10 and 12 years old) and my father-in-law, a Korean War Vet. Step into a piece of American History as you see how the men slept, ate, and used the weapons... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

My S.O being raised from a family with more than a few retired NAVY Vetrens, we were very impressed with our tour guide and the destroyer itself! Very happy with our visit!

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Lyndhurst, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Great tour on the USS SLater. Our tour guide was so interesting, enthusiastic and passionate about this ship, a destroyer escort from WWII. It has been beautifully restored to its original state after serving as a training vessel in Greece. You should wear sneakers or good traction shoed as you will be climbing steep stairs up and down during the... More 

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