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USS Slater

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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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The kind of attraction that should NEVER be forgotten.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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apopka
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

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
72 helpful votes 72 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
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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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52 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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327 helpful votes 327 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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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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65 reviews 65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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