We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum

Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1680 Martin St, Bay City, MI 48706
Phone Number: 989 684-3946
Website
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 22 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Ahoy Matey!

If you have the time to study some American history, this is the place to go! The USS Edson is a Vietnam era destroyer that saw service during the Vietnam war. Wonder what it's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
71Sarge
,
Mansfield, Ohio
Add Photo Write a Review

22 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Mansfield, Ohio
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you have the time to study some American history, this is the place to go! The USS Edson is a Vietnam era destroyer that saw service during the Vietnam war. Wonder what it's like to live and work aboard a war ship? You will not be disappointed. There are several extremely qualified veterans on duty to take you on... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Byron Center, Michigan
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a wonderful stop, the volunteers who work this ship are amazing, you will not be disappointed. The ship has lots of history, be part of preserving our Naval heritage.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015 via mobile

While in Michigan I thought my kids would like taking this tour. . .we drove over there but depute the website saying it was open and tours were giving 364 days a year the were closed. . .they could see it which they enjoyed but were bummed we couldn't tour

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Seattle
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Great visit. Wandered all over the ship with a volunteer who had actually served on the ship during the Vietnam war.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Visiting the USA Eidson is pretty cool. I have never been on a battle ship before and now there is one in my backyard! It's only 10$ for adults and if your lucky one of the original sailors maybe on board and tell you stories about their time on board

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auburn, Indiana
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My son and I toured the ship on a Monday in the early afternoon and thus we almost had the ship to ourselves. My son age 19, loved exploring the ship and poking around at our own place. I have MS thus walk with a cane and mobility can be an issue sometimes. The upper deck is curved thus makes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Troy. MI
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Self guided tour of battle ship used during the Vietnam war. Hard to fathom men living in such small space for a long period of time with the dangers of war. Made you appreciate what these men did for our freedom. The smell of the engine oil must make war veterans cringe. Great experience. Thank you to all the people... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
michigan
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
47 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Decided to see the USS Edson with son and grandson. I thought the price would be a little lower for children. The staff is doing a fabulous job restoring this ship. I remember it when it came to Pearl Harbor during the Vietnam War. We happened to play ball against their team. It is a very historic ship that was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waterloo
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to this great ship. We had an awesome tour guide, if there are enough volunteers there be sure to hook up with one of them. Much better than doing the self-guided. Our two boys 4 & 7 thought the ship was pretty cool too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Gaylord, Michigan
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's an old war ship. It is showing it's age but they are slowly restoring it. Kind of musty smelling to be expected. Lots of climbing up and down steep ladders and stairs and there are some tight spaces to squeeze in/out of. We had a self guided tour and were able to spend as much time in each section... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum also viewed

 

Been to Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?