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
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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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Gene R J
Silver Spring, MD8,555 contributions
Jul 2021
We visited here on the beautiful morning of July 5th finding numerous crew members going on and off. Even though the $8 each senior tour was closed today, we could see a lot just walking along the side of the 306’ ship, with what seems to be a very narrow 37’ beam. We were also astonished at the number of cannons and guns along the top and sides. Also amazing is that this Slater is the only surviving destroyer escort afloat in WW 11 rig, as 565 ships were made.
Plenty of free parking when the Hudson River tour boat is not running.
Written July 5, 2021
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marvi62
Lafayette Hill, PA588 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
After 6 weeks in dry dock, the USS Slater opened for tours again in late August 2020. Due to Covid safety precautions, tour guides are taking individual families on tours, instead of running one group tour every 30 minutes. You will spend half of your tour inside the ship, and you do need to hold onto railings when going up or down the steep staircases (more like ladders). There are bottles of hand sanitizer in multiple locations and the tour guides wear masks. One of the staff members also told me that they are regularly sanitizing areas of the ship that are shown during tours.

I am not interested in military topics, but my son is. Having said that, I found this 60-75 minute tour (my son asked a lot of questions) very interesting. A special thank you to our tour guide, John E. He was fantastic!

Visitors are not solicited, but the adult admission is only $9, and the ship is entirely funded through admission, the gift shop, and donations. Any donations or gift shop purchases are very appreciated. (I was not asked to write this review; I asked which govt. agency funded the ship museum.)

There are no bathrooms on the ship, but there is a single unisex bathroom in a building at the other end of the parking lot. Parking is free.

Very worthwhile tour!
Written September 5, 2020
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StanJ
Ledyard, Connecticut25 contributions
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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Lori A
1 contribution
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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David P
Crownsville, MD113 contributions
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
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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Jon B
Adrian, MI43 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
Who knew? We were scheduled to take the River cruise at 1:00 and were looking for something to kill time in the morning. We saw the USS Slater tour advertised and decided to visit. Free parking in same lot as river cruise and only $10 to tour. The guide was a wealth of knowledge about the ship and large parts of the ship were available for touring. The guide really brought the shop “alive”. I had no idea what close quarters were until we toured this historic gem!
Written September 18, 2022
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Alpha Dad
Connecticut469 contributions
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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Malgorzata T
6 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The tour was really informational and Cassidy was an awesome guide. Would recommend to anyone looking for a unique historical experience. Would not recommend for small children or elderly (had to climb up/down steep stairs).
Written July 24, 2022
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KarloGato
Chicago, IL105 contributions
Oct 2021
We had fun touring the USS Slater destroyer escort museum in Albany. We learned a lot about this ship and its role in World War II, and the men who served on it. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and able to answer all kinds of questions from the group.
Written April 22, 2022
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