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USS Slater DE-766

Broadway and Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
+1 518-431-1943
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Incredible

Terrific tour. We took this tour on the way to Vermont and it was fantastic. I have been on the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Lerper
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Wonderful Tour of Destroyer

We heard about the USS Slater through TripAdvisor, as we were looking for something different to do... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PLK608
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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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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“naval history” (13 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Broadway and Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
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+1 518-431-1943
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Terrific tour. We took this tour on the way to Vermont and it was fantastic. I have been on the Intrepid many times and this boat was much more interesting. The tour guide Art was terrific and patient with us even with our 3 year...More

1  Thank Lerper
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We heard about the USS Slater through TripAdvisor, as we were looking for something different to do in Albany, NY while visiting. The tour started with a video about the ship and the tour guide (Patricia) added extra detail while we watched it and afterward...More

1  Thank PLK608
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great way to visit a Navy ship. The ship is small so you can see everything you can see on larger Navy ships but in a smaller amount of time. My tour guide was very helpful. Get there early because the parking lot fills up.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were passing through Albany and chose this floating museum and tribute to the WWII sailors who fought on destroyers during the war. Our guide Austin was very knowledgable and interesting to listen to. If you're in to WWII and want to learn something more...More

2  Thank Israel E
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This Museum piece was rescued from salvage and has survived all of the recent Storms that have hit the Northeast such as Irene, Lee and Sandy. It is one tough boat. The Veterans who care for it take loving pride in its excellent condition. The...More

1  Thank A. Joshua E
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an excellent tour for any history buffs or families looking to show their kids what naval forces do. Very expert volunteers very dedicated to showing off their vessel!

1  Thank Jeff N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a thorough tour of one of the few WW2 destroyers. We were given a movie followed by a guided walk through the various rooms and equipment on the ship with a tour guide. This ship's restoration was done in great detail. They had...More

1  Thank Cynthia S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see for anyone who appreciates or needs to learn to appreciate all that our service men and women have done for us. Alan was both an informative and fun guide. A+++visit. My 14 year old daughter loved it.

3  Thank Denise P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paul was a bomb tour guide, 10/10 knew his stuff. The tour was really engaging and detailed. I wouldn't tour if I had limited mobility, however: there are several steep stairs so beware if you're healing that knee injury. Otherwise, we totally endorse this site....More

1  Thank rag8
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Needed something to break up the journey on our 5 hour drive and came across this. Bearing in mind we are British and think we have our Ww2 naval museums covered at home, we loved this ship. The thought and passion behind the restoration was...More

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Barb V
July 30, 2018|
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Response from Jane J | Reviewed this property |
You know, nothing is very far from the Albany airport. This vessel is very cramped and small, which was my surprise that my dad was strapped into the radar seat during storms and at the mercy of the sea. I don't think you... More
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Walter B
September 22, 2016|
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Response from SUSAN F | Reviewed this property |
The cost of the tour is $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for adults age 65+. You might find their website interesting. They have a newsletter that you may receive by email. The site gives history and times for visits. For the so... More
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LikingCuca
August 1, 2016|
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Response from SUSAN F | Reviewed this property |
If you come across the Dunn Memorial bridge on Route 20, you can take the first exit into downtown Albany. It is less than a mile from there. If you are coming on 787, take the Empire State Plaza exit and get off at the... More
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