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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: (813) 228-8766
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Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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My husband was 20 years Navy but never had ship duty. He enjoyed going all over the ship and seeing things. We did the tour where we just followed the arrows and had no problems... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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Land O Lakes, Florida

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Hendersonville, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This self guided tour of a WW2 era ship was fascinating for our family. All 4 of us enjoy history, and this did not disappoint. Yes, it is hot in the summer, but I feel that it gave us a greater sense of appreciation to those that served aboard ships like this. We spent most of our time exploring the... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is a ship that I have driven by thousands of times and never realized what it was or that we could go on it. It is located right next to the Florida Aquarium, you actually park in the same parking lot, but in the free area. The ship is so cool! You can explore around the ship and learn... More 

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Meath, Ireland
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37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This was my husbands idea, he loves history so he should probably be doing this review. He enjoyed it a lot. Myself and the kids found it ok but mostly found it hot and tedious. The highlight for me was seeing the fish swimming around the harbour.

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Scottsville, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Sweltering hot inside. Rusty. Wife stubbed her toe. Museum displays are a bit like a 4H project. But, hey, I got to crawl around a ship that saw action in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. I grew in respect for what our grandfathers had to endure.

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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

If you are a history buff, you've heard about the Liberty and Victory ships that supplied a vital lifeline of supplies during WWII. Its a great true story, and walking through this ship gives you a real feel for the history involved, more than pictures and stories can by themselves. Staffed by knowledgeable and helpful men and women, this is... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
21 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

This ship is "one of only four fully operational WWII merchant ships in the country." During Korea and Vietnam it served as a cargo ship. Today, the ship exists as a memorial to the men who gave much of their lives working on this ship for this Country and is located on Tampa Bay. We found the tour so interesting... More 

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Land O Lakes, Florida
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My husband was 20 years Navy but never had ship duty. He enjoyed going all over the ship and seeing things. We did the tour where we just followed the arrows and had no problems. Remember it is a ship and there are lots of short, steep steps so if steps are a problem I would not recommend the tour.... More 

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Lebanon, New Jersey
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61 reviews 61 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Great ship and while people have complained about the cost, it's worth it! You get a map and are set free to explore, just follow the yellow brick road! This is a working ship which is even more amazing considering this was a WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War era ship. Worth the visit, take your time and explore.

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Niagara, Ontario, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We enjoyed a tour of this ship. The day we were there, there was a knowledgeable man who gave great info on how the crew loaded and lived on the ship during the war. The extra information was an added bonus. Always good to know how very blessed we are to live in such freedom, and to hear of the... More 

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Newark, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The result of countless hours of work on the part of volunteers, this ship, a freighter, has been restored to excellent condition to the point of the steam turbine engine still being functional. Her most recent voyage (of several hours!) was in December 2014. The ship is staffed with friendly and well-informed volunteers who are able to impart the role... More 

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Additional Information about SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

Address: Address: 705 Channelside Dr., Tampa, FL 33602
Phone Number: (813) 228-8766
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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