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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 #3 of 28 Attractions in Albany
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Landmarks
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Type: Ships, Landmarks
Wed - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Omaha, Nebraska
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955 reviews 955 reviews
762 attraction reviews
223 helpful votes 223 helpful votes
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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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
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
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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18 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

Our tour provided a good insight into both service aboard the ship and the work involved in the restoration. Our guide was very informative and willing to answer questions and managed to keep the group moving without interrupting anyone or making us feel rushed. Definitely worth a visit for anyone interested in Navy history - or history in general.

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Cohoes, New York
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I went to visit the USS Slater in an effort to find something in Albany that would interest my 75-year-old Navy veteran father while he was in town. What I didn't expect was how much I would enjoy it myself. The tour of the well-restored ship last about 90 minutes. Our tour guide was excellent, providing great detail, and handled... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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