Museum Ship Valley Camp

Museum Ship Valley Camp, Sault Ste. Marie: Hours, Address, Museum Ship Valley Camp Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum Ship Valley Camp
4.5
Speciality Museums • Aquariums
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck to see crew quarters and pilot house. 3 levels to tour with ramp system for easy access. Last tickets and entry an hour before closing.
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BL727
Kansas City, MO33 contributions
This stop wasn't high on my list, but it turned out to surprisingly interesting. The freighter, which is 1/4 the size of modern freighters, is huge. The museum is well curated and covers the ship, shipping on the great lakes, the ecosystems, etc. It also has a really interesting exhibit with artifacts for the Edmund Fitzgerald.
Written August 15, 2022
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Discover231169
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Couples
Old town built around the locks. We were able to watch a freighter ship come through the lock process and it was great! We visited a museum and had lunch in a lovely restaurant.
Written August 3, 2022
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DutchLace
Holland, MI603 contributions
Couples
Nice museum and exhibits. It amazed us to see the size of the ship and realize just how small it really is compared to the other freighters. This ship is approximately the size of the Edmond Fitzgerald. There is an exhibit dedicated to that ship as well. One can walk many areas of the ship inside and out.
Written July 22, 2022
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Roy F
Mason, MI9 contributions
Couples
Always wanted to tour a Great Lakes freighter and this museum really fit the bill, even my wife loved it! Although the Valley Camp is only about 1/2 the size of the new Great Lakes freighters, it is still massive. Really enjoyed seeing nearly every area of the freighter, from one end to the other, top to bottom. There’s also a fair amount of artifacts, pictures, models, etc. from many other ships, including the Edmond Fitzgerald. If you love big ships this is a must see.
Written July 21, 2022
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Kathleen3001
Prescott, AZ136 contributions
We spent about an hour here, but could have stayed longer. So much to learn about Great Lakes boating and shipping! Also, I always wanted to be on a Great Lakes freighter, and I loved looking at the living and working areas of the crew.
Written July 19, 2022
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Penny C
Cedar Rapids, IA2 contributions
There were many things to look at and to learn from. It was a fun experience even my teenager liked looking at all the information
Written July 3, 2022
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DannyWasserman
Virginia Beach, VA4,023 contributions
Stop by here and see all the facts and artifacts that can be seen that show the ships that cruise through the waters and the locks in the Soo area. The pictures and brochures were very informative. Wow !!
Written June 29, 2022
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D H
Jackson, MI391 contributions
We have visited the Museum a couple of times before, but this was a special trip.
A co-worker of mine, who is also an artist, was asked to paint some lighthouses of Lake Superior to have displayed in the Museum. He also recently had an Edmund Fitzgerald painting displayed as well. We love visited the ship. Each time we go, we see things we didn’t see before. The staff at the ship is all friendly and helpful. On this visit, the Curator Paul Sabourin escorted us through and gave us a grand tour. Young or Old, visiting the Ship is fun and there are many exhibits to see and do. The cost is reasonable and it’s perfect for a family to spend a couple of hours in the afternoon. Make sure you do the scavenger hunt too. Definitely a must see and do when in the Soo!
Written January 6, 2022
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Keith R
Lansing, MI47 contributions
Really cool experience walking and touring this old freighter and learning about some of the history of the locks and shipping on the great lakes. If I remember right they have a military/veteran discount.
Written October 27, 2021
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Indy-ND
South Bend, IN3,380 contributions
I had been on one previous freighter museum ship in Toledo, OH, so Valley Camp automatically gets compared to it. I can say that Valley Camp is the better tour (but the Museum of the Great Lakes has an excellent museum!). I wasn't expecting to see large displays in the holds, including info on the Edmund Fitzgerald and a whole area of artwork. The aquarium area was also cool. You also go up to and walk around on deck and check out the crew and VIP rooms. It was the highlight of our day in Sault Ste Marie.
Written October 13, 2021
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Museum Ship Valley Camp is open:
  • Sun - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM