USS Slater DE-766

USS Slater DE-766, Albany: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, USS Slater DE-766 Reviews: 5/5

USS Slater DE-766
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in America. Step back in time. Return to 1945 aboard USS SLATER. See how Sailors worked, hear the sounds of a living ship, touch a piece of American history, and walk the decks where hundreds of Sailors have walked before.
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Rooindie
Farmington, CT850 contributions
If you like ships, this is for you
Jun 2021
The destroyer escorts have a pretty interesting history, and it was neat to be able to walk over a good chunk of the ship. It starts with a short film, then you go aboard, and there's some climbing up and down. Our guide was super enthusiastic, and since it was his first time back in over a year, it might account for why our tour was so long - but start to finish was 1 hour 45 minutes! We had another tour reserved and were starting to get anxious. No trouble with parking, small gift shop.
Written June 21, 2021
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Lori A
1 contribution
Surprising, historical gem
May 2021 • Couples
We had the great pleasure of touring the Slater on Memorial Day weekend 2021. We were treated to an informational and engaging tour by Art, who had a sincere passion and appreciation for this particular vessel and great knowledge of the era with very memorable details. The ship is an integral part of American naval history and its restoration has been done masterfully. Experience this and help fund its continuance. Worth every minute.
Written June 19, 2021
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Sarah W
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Awesome Every Time
Jun 2021 • Family
Even though our family has been to the Slater numerous times before, each and every tour is fantastic! Every tour guide has different information and experiences to share about this amazing, working piece of history. Today we has Chris S. as our guide. First we'd like to thank Chris for his service to our country as a member of the U.S. Navy. His knowledge from the navy made this tour even more informative as he shared some of his personal experiences while taking us through the Slater. Chris was great with the kiddos and had my son demonstrate how the guns on the boat work. He was even kind enough to give my son a reward for earning his stripes. So a big thank you, Chris, for a great tour and for an experience my son will never forget!
Written June 6, 2021
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David P
Crownsville, MD100 contributions
First Rate Tour!
May 2021
I have been on quite a few museum ships in the US and other countries. This ship is very authentically restored and very well staffed. The tour was excellent and incredibly informative. This tour is better than those on more glamorous ships like the battleships and aircraft carriers.
Written May 22, 2021
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Donna D
3 contributions
Wonderful!
Apr 2021 • Family
Learned so much about what these wonderful ships, and the men who were stationed on them, did for our country! Art was a wonderful guide, who was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Took extra time speaking with our teenager, and it didn’t go unnoticed....he said Art reminded him of his grandpa, and that’s a great thing. A+
Written April 25, 2021
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Hotspur
1 contribution
Like stepping back into history
Oct 2020
Having visited most of the WWII museum ships on the east coast (and some on the west), I can say that the USS Slater beat them all in terms of a restoration that made you feel as though you were on the ship when it was in service. My nine-year-old son, who only had a passing interest in WWII, loved the tour, which included tour guide (Austin) demonstrations as to how to get into a top bunk, direct an anti-aircraft gun, and use a signal light. My son particularly liked seeing and holding munitions that were near some of the armament on board because it gave him a greater appreciation for the effort that gun crews needed to expend when defending the ship. The guide answered my son’s many questions that ranged from medical care, living conditions, and general quarters patiently and clearly. My son has already made me promise to take him to see the U.S.S. Massachusetts at Falls River the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York.
Written October 16, 2020
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Ssc
1 contribution
Great tour !
Oct 2020 • Family
Our tour guide Austin was amazing! We all learned so much and the setting on the river is beautiful!
Written October 12, 2020
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Ellen Montague
Belfast, UK1 contribution
Amazing tour!
Oct 2020 • Couples
AMAZING guided tour (by Austin; he was great!) and definitely worth the money. We learned so much more than the usual self-guided tours at other museums. Very interactive!
Written October 11, 2020
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NewEnglandKayaker1
east longmeadow, MA10 contributions
Interesting Tour
Sep 2020
Gives a great perspective on what life was like for sailors during WWII. Tour guides were knowledgeable and interesting. Staff and volunteers were very welcoming and friendly.
Written September 27, 2020
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Alan C
Pasadena, MD165 contributions
Unsurpassed Docent Tour
Sep 2020
This was a tour of the only authentically restored World War II destroy escort left in the world. It was a thorough tour as well - saw everything but the engine room (which I would have liked to ... but there is a tour for that as well! Only just not the day we were there). The ship has been meticulously returned to its WWII configuration and everything is in working order. But what was truly amazing was the detailed knowledge of the docent. A non-Navy, young 'lad' (I'm old), he had everything down pat and explainable in simple English; being a former Navy guy, I got all the first round statements, but my wife appreciated his ability to explain the next round. In this case, we were probably fortunate to hit them in the waning of the tourist season and during COVID, as we had a private tour. Definitely put this place on your Albany must-see list.
Written September 21, 2020
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