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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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A very good tribute to the Merchant Mariners. It actually sails once or twice a year. I hope to someday go on this brief journey.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Florida
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156 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A very good tribute to the Merchant Mariners. It actually sails once or twice a year. I hope to someday go on this brief journey.

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Rome, Georgia
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73 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you think about WWII you never think about how supplies were delivered to the men that fought. I learned so much during my time exploring this ship. I had no idea that drinking water was stored in cans! The men that served on these ships were in as much danger as those that fought. Learn about these unsung heroes... More 

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Thank Dodie_12
Gulfport, Florida
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75 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Victory is a national treasure! The staff is very professional and they love what they do, you can tell. Every age will enjoy this place. Museum is great, kids love it. Put it on your list if you are downtown!

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Thank Jim H
New Paltz, New York
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39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I nice remembrance of the work of the Merchant Marine did during WW2. its a self guided tour and will only take 1 to 2 hours. Cool if you are a bit of a history buff. Dont think it will entertain young kids much.

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Thank NYKen
Tampa, Florida
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11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great ship to visit and learn about the merchant marines during both world wars. The guides are fantastic, sharing information you would not ordinarily get.

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Spring Hill, Florida
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41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are going to the Aquarium, Ybor or even on a cruise. You can stop by here spend a couple hours, and learn a lot about the merchant marines. They has almost all of the ship open to the public. If you like boats you will like this . Leave a couple of hours to do the whole tour.

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Morden, Manitoba Canada
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed being able to go on board the ship and check out history. You walk through on your own. There was a guy working on the ship....I believe he was a volunteer, and he was so kind as to talk about the ship and give us some history.

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Thank Bwooley
Fort Ashby, West Virginia
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really enjoyed learning the History Of the SS American Victory! Amazing how well the ship has been maintained for a WWII vessel!

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Brandon, Fl
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296 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit and we went because my best friends dad was in town visiting who's an ex-Navy. You should give yourself more than an hour to really learn about its history and see everything on the ship.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

None of us have seen anything like this so we decided to give it a try. I wish we had more time because the 1 hour wasn't enough for us. I'm glad my kids got to have this experience, and my history buff hubby loved it too.

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