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Bremerton Historic Ships Association

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Address: 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337
Phone Number: 360 792 2457
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This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy,...

This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy, currently open to the public.

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Tour of the Turner Joy

Very interesting self guided tour of a WW2 destroyer, and the ship that fired the last round of the Vietnam war. If you want to see how our sailors lived and worked on a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 9, 2015
Leo S
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Lahaina, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

You don't think of a ship as having more climbing opportunities than a jungle gym, but there are stairs and hidey holes everywhere on the USS Turner Joy.

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very interesting self guided tour of a WW2 destroyer, and the ship that fired the last round of the Vietnam war. If you want to see how our sailors lived and worked on a Destroyer; a visit to the Turner Joy is very informative. We can only imagine the days spent on these vessels by the crews charged with carrying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We toured the USS Turner Joy and really enjoyed the fact that you could go almost everywhere. It makes you realize the challenges of operating on board one of these ships and the obstacles they faced. The most interesting part was at the end of our visit - our kids had finished and left for food and we were lingering.... More 

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Thank WithFamilyWillTravel
Washington
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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