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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

Address: 705 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: (813) 228-8766
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Ranked #30 of 67 Attractions in Tampa
Type: History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Sights & Landmarks, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We paid extra and arranged for a docent tour. It was worth every penny! Mike, our docent, spent 2 hours explaining the merchant marine ship and about the history behind these ships.

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Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
21 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This ship was completed in June of 1945 and is an upgrade to the Liberty ships of the same time, at 465+ feet there is plenty to explore. The entrance (rather steep for some) brings you into a cargo hold and they have a small display around the bulkheads describing the history of the Victory ships, WWII U-boats, and merchant... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I enjoyed this alot. The history of this place is really quite fantastic! There is one room where you get to see how useful a pulley system can be with an interactive exhibit. The amount of signage that is in the place is very sparse. There are directional signs but unless you have a mariner with you, some stuff may... More 

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Melbourne, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This is great way to spend an hour or two learning about our wartime history. Our boys really enjoyed playing on the guns.

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High Point
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388 reviews 388 reviews
155 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice for maritime lovers This is low tech maritime museum but if you enjoy seeing retired equipment that we've used this is a place to see it Spend a few hours here you'll be fine

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Temple Terrace, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

My family and I went to the American Victory for the LIghted Boat Parade on Channelside. It was excellent and was wonderful being able to have a seat

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Milwaukee
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Nice low tech tribute to the merchant marines who were instrumental in the Allied victory in WWII. Displays limited primarily to typed pieces of paper by various artifacts. It took me about 45 minutes to see everything. The ship is a little hard to find - tucked away behind the Tampa Aquarium. Beware the yellow arrows that you follow seem... More 

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Paducah, Kentucky
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73 reviews 73 reviews
31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Located behind the Florida Aquarium. Parking is free, the road runs between the Florida Aquarium and the Florida Aquarium parking lot. If you can not find, just park in the Aquarium parking lot, cost $6.00 dollars. I was very lucky to meet a volunteer that ran the engine room, very knowledgeable. He was in the Navy and the merchant marines.... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, USA
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43 reviews 43 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Definitely, this ship is worth a visit. First of all, there are signs with directions all over the place. How anyone can think it’s hard to find is beyond me. I navigated right to it and besides, it’s a huge grey ship. My kids and I started this tour just walking around and following the self-guiding arrows. There are tons... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Took my husband, I knew he'd love it. We Parked, walked following signs for it. On the way we got to see 2 cruse ships building our anticipation for our war ship visit. Guess what....it wasn't to be found! My 1st thought was did it sink? Is it a ghost ship? As it turned out with looking on the website,... More 

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