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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 61 Attractions in Tampa
Type: History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Mon 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tue - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Hudson, Florida
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

Everyone likes to see the inside of a ship and it makes you realize just how much our military does for us.

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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2012

We saw an online posting for "Kids Ahoy" program. Our family which has 3 adventurous (9 y/o boy, 11 and 16 y/o girls) kids were set for Kids arts and craft adventure. This is only one of 4 ships that actively sails from the WWII Liberty Class. When we arrived we paid our admission and did a self tour of... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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71 reviews 71 reviews
51 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Visiting this ship is a walk through history itself! Hard to believe this ship was home to so many WWII personnel! A educational, eye-opening trip great for all! You will find this attraction right close to Tampa's Channelside Facility

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Parkland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

My dad served on a duplicate ship as a merchant marine during WWII. For his 85th birthday we visited this ship....which is what he wanted to do....We are all sad and disappointed in the condition of this ship. It is somewhat of a 'museum'...but I honestly have never see a museum in such sorry condition....and honestly I felt badly that... More 

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Plant City, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

My husband and I found our visit informative and employees very friendly. We caught up with a small group and a volunteer guide who meanders around the ship and answers any questions. It was clearly explained that the tour is self-guided with lots of exhibits and information to read and photos to amaze. The ship is not meant to dazzle,... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

Until you stand in the engine room and look down three stories, you might not understand how an old war ship can be considered an attraction. I found myself imagining the past and what life must have been like for the sailors on board. You really get the sense that the ship might lift anchor and haul off to sea... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

My boyfriend and I are both lovers of history. So when I saw a deal for this, I snapped it up. I feel that any real promotion of this ship, is a little premature. I think this place can and will eventually be fantastic. But right now, it was just so/so. They only offer tours to groups of 10 or... More 

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New Port Richey, FL
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214 reviews 214 reviews
75 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This was a nice trek for the whole family. American Victory is right behind the FL. Aquarium, in the midst of cruise terminals. They DO have their own free parking...you don't have to pay the $6 to park in the Aquarium lot. if driving past the aquarium towards the aquarium parking, take the first right (two signs for Amer. Victory)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2011 via mobile

Great way to really see what the merchant marine life was like. Great installations with very few and minor modernity intrusions. Outrageously knowledgeable and super friendly staff.

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Chiefland, Florida
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

My boyfriend and I actually found this ship on accident and are so glad that we did. It was a great time. We got to see the bunks, the captains room, the engine room and the kitchen. There were pictures and information to read all around. We got to go to the top of the ship. See the anchors, guns,... More 

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