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Bremerton Historic Ships Association

300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337
360 792 2457
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Ranked #10 of 14 Attractions in Bremerton
Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy, currently open to the public.
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Type: Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Cultural
Owner description: This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy, currently open to the public.

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Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The tour of the USS Turner Joy really helps to give a hands on experience of what our navy personnel have gone thru to protect our great country. This should not be missed.

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Woodward, Oklahoma
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were visiting family in the Spanaway area and were looking for a good family outing. The Turner Joy destroyer museum was a great choice. We had two 5 year olds and a 2 1/2 year old in our group and everyone enjoyed exploring and climbing around the ship. We arrived a little late to see and take in everything... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a great place to take kids to learn about history of the ships and their roles in our society. Great town, friendly people, interesting places to explore.

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Port Orchard
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The USS Turner Joy is an interesting experience if you are in the area. I likely wouldn't go out of my way for it. This is the ship from the "Gulf on Tonkin incident" that propelled US involvement in Vietnam. The tour is self guidedand fairly informative. I was lucky to be behind a family that included a vet who... More 

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St. George, Utah
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

What a great place to visit. Great people here. Very friendly and clean. Probably one of the cleanest cities I've ever visited. Hotels are priced just right. Wonderful selection of dinning choices. Plenty of attractions for the family.

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Perth, Western Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

This place is a long way off the main highway to visit and be disappointed. Ship is very small, if you want to see great Navy Ships go to either San Diego or Hawaii. Bremerton is a dirty town. The highway coming into town is littered with rubbish and 90% of the homes are grubby and messy. Obviously not house... More 

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Tracyton, Washington
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Accessible from Bremerton's boardwalk, USS Turner Joy is an entertaining addition to the city's reviving downtown. It's been a number of years since we visited, but it was fun clambering up and down ladders and exploring around the ship. There's also a very pleasant gift shop (where you buy tickets for the tour) which has items for all ages and... More 

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Hansville, WA
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2012

Nice, casual tour of a historic US Navy ship. While on board visitors can learn of the Turner Joy's role in the Vietnam War and get a feel of a Navy Warship underfoot.

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Vancouver, BC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2007

We tend to enjoy military history, so we could not pass up a chance to check out the real Turner Joy, the destroyer made famous by being the first and last ship in the Vietnam War. Decommissioned now, it sits in the Bremerton dock waiting for visitors. We went in the off-season, so it was chilly and not too many... More 

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