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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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You get to go on a real destroyer

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 10, 2015
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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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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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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White Plains, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 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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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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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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Additional Information about USS Slater

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
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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