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The Ship that Began the Vietnam War

Visit the USS Turner Joy docked at the Bremerton public pier. Visitors can walk and climb through... read more

Reviewed January 18, 2017
History And Education

The Bremerton Historic Ships Association (BHSA) partners with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and both... read more

Reviewed December 8, 2016
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Jan 18, 2017
“The Ship that Began the Vietnam War”
Dec 8, 2016
“History And Education”
This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy, currently open to the public.
300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337-5668
+1 360-792-2457
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Reviewed January 18, 2017

Visit the USS Turner Joy docked at the Bremerton public pier. Visitors can walk and climb through about 90% of the ship individually or with a tour. It takes about an hour to tour the ship and is a moderately difficult journey. The ship is...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

The Bremerton Historic Ships Association (BHSA) partners with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and both Kitsap Navy museums to provide an exciting platform for youth education. A major part of that education is the destroyer USS Turner Joy, the last Forrest Sherman class destroyer built. The...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 13, 2016

This is a must see. The cost to take the self guided tour is very reasonable. Plan at least an hour. In October they turn the ship into a Haunted House that is a lot of fun. I've done both.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Marcy V
Reviewed May 27, 2016

This is the spot where the Japanese Treaty was signed. Be sure to wear tennis shoes, and casual clothes as you will be traipsing up and down ladders on the ship.

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank fortunate2bhere
Reviewed March 23, 2016

The ship is much more "open" than usual tours allow. we spent about 90 minutes on an unguided tour and went to engine rooms to top decks. The decks are also open from end to end. An enjoyable tour, but best in warm sunny weather.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Ben A
Reviewed December 20, 2015

You don't think of a ship as having more climbing opportunities than a jungle gym, but there are stairs and hidey holes everywhere on the USS Turner Joy.

Date of experience: December 2015
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Reviewed October 9, 2015

Very interesting self guided tour of a WW2 destroyer, and the ship that fired the last round of the Vietnam war. If you want to see how our sailors lived and worked on a Destroyer; a visit to the Turner Joy is very informative. We...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank Leo S
Reviewed July 24, 2015

We toured the USS Turner Joy and really enjoyed the fact that you could go almost everywhere. It makes you realize the challenges of operating on board one of these ships and the obstacles they faced. The most interesting part was at the end of...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank WithFamilyWillTravel
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The tour of the USS Turner Joy really helps to give a hands on experience of what our navy personnel have gone thru to protect our great country. This should not be missed.

Date of experience: July 2014
2  Thank Noluck7
Reviewed May 5, 2014

We were visiting family in the Spanaway area and were looking for a good family outing. The Turner Joy destroyer museum was a great choice. We had two 5 year olds and a 2 1/2 year old in our group and everyone enjoyed exploring and...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank jeffb947
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