USS Slater DE-766
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • E Weeks
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great spot for WW II history buffs
    If you are interested in visiting a one of a kind Naval vessel that participated in World War II, this is a very good stop. Our volunteer guide, Dennis, served on another Destroyer Escort in the early 1940s. He shared many interesting stories, personal anecdotes and a wealth of information about this ship with us. My husband and I enjoyed our visit, climbed up and down narrow stairwells, and got a feel for what life was like for the brave men who served our country on these ships. If you come to Albany, NY, we highly recommend a visit to the "USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America."
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 23, 2023
  • Ken L
    Tucson, Arizona112 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Don’t miss out on this tour!!!
    This was a wonderful experience. Our guides took us through the Slater pointing out everything from the sleeping and mess quarters to the artillery on board. They were so knowledgeable and friendly and eagerly answered our questions. It was a great 2 hours that flew by. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written May 20, 2023
  • 10583travelr
    Rye Brook, New York25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really Worthwhile visit
    We loved hour+ tour about the escort destroyer of WWII. Our guide Austin was fantastic! He was knowledgeable beyond my expectations and a generally entertaining storyteller. I was fully engaged and learned a lot. There were approx 10 people on our tour from ages 5-75 and everyone's interest was held.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • sheilamk87
    Bristol, Rhode Island114 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome Tour!
    Great stop for any WW2 history buffs like my husband! Our tour guide Greg was awesome! He knew so much about the ship and its history. Very interactive experience and you get to go on all levels of the ship!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 30, 2023
  • Josie577
    Lexington, Kentucky69 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very informative tour
    I took the Stem to Stern tour plus the Engine Room. Bob was an excellent guide with lots of insight into how the sailors lived and what the mission of the ship was. He also talked about the restoration process. Highly recommended.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 15, 2023
  • GregT895
    Vancouver, Canada83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    100/10
    This is the best guided tour I have ever been on. Our guide (didn't catch his name) was incredibly authentic, knowledgeable and had a great positive energy. WW2 and the military is not really my thing, but this was incredibly well done and interesting. 100/10 would recommend.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written November 16, 2023
  • DaniCru
    Sao Paulo, SP83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An immersive and authentic WWII experience
    I had a truly fantastic experience! The atmosphere brought the WWII era to life, from the authentic sounds to the realistic look and feel. Our tour guide - John - was both knowledgeable and patient, making it feel like a journey back in time. It was like stepping into a real-life time machine. Highly recommend for history enthusiasts!"
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written November 22, 2023
  • Michael L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour and guide.
    Best WW2 vessel tour I've done include battleships and submarines. Well worth the very reasonable cost which helps maintain the ship. If you have any interest in this type of tour, don't miss it!
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written April 10, 2024
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David P
Bridgeville, DE140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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StanJ
Ledyard, Connecticut25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This is one of the better-maintained WWII museum ships. According to our tour guide (who had served on DEs while he was in the Navy), if it were fueled up, it could be taken out to sea. It doesn't appear to be air-conditioned, so the inside portion of the tour might be stuffy on a really hot day.
Written June 19, 2022
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10583travelr
Rye Brook, NY25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We loved hour+ tour about the escort destroyer of WWII. Our guide Austin was fantastic! He was knowledgeable beyond my expectations and a generally entertaining storyteller. I was fully engaged and learned a lot. There were approx 10 people on our tour from ages 5-75 and everyone's interest was held.
Written August 14, 2023
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Richard B
London165 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Like one TA reporter below, I have been on many boat/ship tours like this before, and this was probably the best experience of all. Even though we did not get the best of guides, somehow the scale of the ship in particular put the whole Atlantic/Pacific German/Japanese WW11 into full perspective; 200 men cooped up in this small tub, the sea furiously trying to capsize them at tmes; being possibly torpedoed at any moment, or being the subject of a kamakazie attack from the air - life could be short!
Or perhaps it was the excellent state of preservation of the ship, or the little minor details you do not seem to get on the bigger ships, like the mess arrangements, or the large variety of armamaents you can sit on/manouver/play with the guns, including the shells - again, unusual on such ship tours. Must be good for kids too.
WELL worth $8, and putting aside 1-2 hours if you are in/passing through, or near the town.
Written January 15, 2020
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GregT895
Vancouver, Canada83 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
This is the best guided tour I have ever been on. Our guide (didn't catch his name) was incredibly authentic, knowledgeable and had a great positive energy. WW2 and the military is not really my thing, but this was incredibly well done and interesting. 100/10 would recommend.
Written November 16, 2023
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E Weeks
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023
If you are interested in visiting a one of a kind Naval vessel that participated in World War II, this is a very good stop. Our volunteer guide, Dennis, served on another Destroyer Escort in the early 1940s. He shared many interesting stories, personal anecdotes and a wealth of information about this ship with us. My husband and I enjoyed our visit, climbed up and down narrow stairwells, and got a feel for what life was like for the brave men who served our country on these ships. If you come to Albany, NY, we highly recommend a visit to the "USS Slater, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America."
Written April 23, 2023
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Sarah W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Alpha Dad
Connecticut469 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We stopped here on our way to the Adirondacks. Very cool and learned a few things too. My kids enjoyed as well but got a little bored toward the end…tour was 90 minutes. This ship and its history should not be forgotten. Go check it out and learn what our veterans did to protect this country. Highly recommend.
Written July 5, 2022
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Rosa
Albany, NY3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
We decided to take our two boys! As a family, we enjoyed the tour and the boys had so many questions. Our tour guide (a middle school teacher) was so patient and kind to our boys and answered all their questions. It was so much fun and educational to have this experience right in our backyard. I highly recommend it.
Written September 14, 2020
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