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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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A great look into the past

Almost all areas of the ship are accessible to visitors. You can wander around as you like and see how life would have been for the sailors on this ship and others like it. It was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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gdlckbear22
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36 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Almost all areas of the ship are accessible to visitors. You can wander around as you like and see how life would have been for the sailors on this ship and others like it. It was a great experience for my 13 year old son. Lots of history to be found.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

With only a few ships of this type left afloat this has to be on your list of important ships to visit. The staff were helpful and cheerful. The ship hull and powerplant still operational, most of the rest of the ship rusting so go visit while you still can as the maintenance for this vessel is mounting fast!

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Largo, Florida
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to several other ship museums. They had most of the stuff closed off. They have things laying all over that didnt belong. They had staged stuff that wasn't even from the era. It took us less than an hour. Don't recommend. Waste of money.

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Warsaw, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had been to the Aquarium, walked around and found the ship. The ship is donation only. Nearly, every part of the ship is accessible! We had more fun exploring the ship, than going to the aquarium!

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Raymond, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife was in Tampa for a conference so I was looking for something to do. This is located behind the aquarium so you won't see if from the street. This would be a neat place to take the kids to let them see a piece of WW2 history... Plus it does have big guns they can sit at and... More 

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Brown Deer, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have a few hours before or after your cruise leaves out of the Port of Tampa, a self-guided tour of the liberty ship "SS American Victory" is a great way to spend the time and learn a little history. There are quite a few steps and small spaces to get into, but it was a fun way to... More 

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I really enjoyed walking around this ship and reading about her life at sea. Poor thing could use a little tlc and a better self tour map, but take a couple hours and wander her decks. They could also use better signage to find her since we wandered around a little bit before we found the right entrance path, which... More 

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

......the difference between a Liberty and Victory ship! The ship is not easy to find unless you're on a cruise ship moored alongside - I drove round for a bit and decided to try what looked like a dead end to the right of cruise port building and there it was! You can park your car for free - just... More 

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Allen, Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

I was with 2 boys 7 & 9 and husband on trip and looked to spend a couple hours on this tour. Well there really is no tour. you are given a sheet of paper and you meander about on your own with no real direction on where to go. I found the ship to be dirty cluttered with stuff... More 

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Berlin, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

It was really interesting to see and explore the ship but they do have guided tours. Call ahead and ask if it's tour day because I would love to hear the history along with seeing it. Just walk down a little alley behind the aquarium to get to it.

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