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Steamship William G. Mather

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A surprising interesting tour.

Unexpectedly, most family members enjoyed this more than other museums. Interesting view of inside... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2019
juliecD5833ZW
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Brockville, Canada
Quick visit to stretch our legs & see history

We were headed to another state but wanted a stopping point to get out and stretch our legs. The... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2019
Ajinx
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Kilkenny, Minnesota
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The 618-foot-long Mather, a restored 1925 Great Lakes bulk freighter, is a floating maritime museum.
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1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
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Reviewed September 12, 2019

Unexpectedly, most family members enjoyed this more than other museums. Interesting view of inside a laker. Hot and lots of stairs, but they warn you before you pay. Affordable at $9.00, took a good hour, and some good photo ops. A nostalgic trip down memory...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed September 2, 2019 via mobile

We were headed to another state but wanted a stopping point to get out and stretch our legs. The walk along the pier was gorgeous and it just sits right next to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame too. The ship was a neat...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 29, 2019

Great experience and lots of information about Great Lakes ships! Lots of steps so wear comfortable shoes!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Roger L
Reviewed August 14, 2019

Nice little exhibit area inside the ship, with history of the lake and shipping, environmental information, and a nie exhibit on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald. The tour is self-guided. I was surprised to find out they sometimes carried passengers and had some nice...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Robin L
Reviewed August 2, 2019

We stumbled upon the Steamship William G. Mather as we were departing a different museum and heading back to our car. This is an exhibit not to be missed. I had no idea how interesting the steamship would be. It is quite accessible, and you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 25, 2019

Wow what a great experience. You can climb all over the ship. Great preservation. The docents were very informative.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

I really did enjoy touring this ship. I am afraid of heights and did struggle at times with this but it was very much worth it! loved seeing the authentic decor and board games. I appreciate the fact they point out how many steps are...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Kelly K
Reviewed July 18, 2019

I was close to rating this a five- went back and forth. We really enjoyed touring this ship- all of the materials on board are period correct from when the old vessel worked the great lakes. Lots of cool things to see. The water is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 15, 2019

We were really excited to go on the Mather for the 4th of July Rock N Boom. We spent $34 for 2 tickets and $7 to park (garage was charging $20 to park if NOT there for Rock N Boom). It was kind of disappointing...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Stacey H
Reviewed July 14, 2019

What a wonderful experience. We were there at the same time as the tall ship festival so it was very busy but it was an excellent informative self guided tour. However if you have limited mobility as I do there are a lot of stairs...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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James C
May 25, 2019|
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Response from Ewald G | Reviewed this property |
Depending on how well you “walk with a cane”, you should e fine. There are stairs and some are grates so that may be a problem. There is also the distance to the ship.
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Mitzi301
July 20, 2016|
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Response from adnil45 | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 15-20 minute walk. It's definitely worth it.
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May 10, 2015|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow around 2 hours, but that's just me. It certainly can be done in less time.
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