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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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Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Great old war time

A self guided tour was worth every penny of the $8 I spent to go aboard. You are allowed to go almost any where you like with out a guide or waiting in line. There are little... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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Bellvue, Colorado
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Bellvue, Colorado
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68 reviews 68 reviews
36 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

A self guided tour was worth every penny of the $8 I spent to go aboard. You are allowed to go almost any where you like with out a guide or waiting in line. There are little yellow arrows on the deck to follow so you won't get lost. You often do not get to see the engines but here... More 

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

How grateful we should all be for the preservation of these WW2 ships. My husband's career was in shipbuilding and he was impressed at how well maintained the steel was on this 70 Plus year old ship. We wandered all over the ship at our leisure. Not an activity for small children or anyone having mobility issues as there are... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The price was reasonable for the 4 of us to get in. Our kids loved seeing the rooms and going up and down the stairs to the different levels of the ship. It was a really neat experience for us.

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CT
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48 reviews 48 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped in to see the SS Victory after a visit to the Aquarium. We ran into Alex, a very knowledgable teen volunteer, who shared a lot of knowledge and shows us around. He made it very interesting for our eight-year-old son and for us, too. It's amazing that this ship still operates and the guns still work. We were... More 

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Tavares, Florida
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314 reviews 314 reviews
186 attraction reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

Toured the ship with my daughter on a beautiful, sunny winter day. $10 to board and worth every penny. It's a self guided tour and totally hands on.. Just how I like it. There isn't much on this ship that's off limits and believe me, we covered every deck, inside and out. Like a giant, floating jungle gym! There's also... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is, I believe, the sole remaining example of this vital class of WW2 U.S. Navy and Merchant Marine transports. The ship is well-maintained, and ongoing re-furbishing was being done amidships while I was aboard. Great little museum with numerous artifacts related to the Merchant Marine, and anti-sub warfare in the Atlantic, including a bronze propellor from a U-boat. Spoiler... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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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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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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