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Address: 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337-5668
Phone Number: +1 360-792-2457
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This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy,...

This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy, currently open to the public.

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Step Into History

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marcy V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Marcy V
Kitsap Peninsula
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank fortunate2bhere
Bremerton, Washington, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Judith H
Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 can only imagine the days spent on these vessels by the crews charged with carrying... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 our visit - our kids had finished and left for food and we were lingering.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Days Creek, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 climbing around the ship. We arrived a little late to see and take in everything... More 

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Lakewood, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

This is a great place to take kids to learn about history of the ships and their roles in our society. Great town, friendly people, interesting places to explore.

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Port Orchard
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

The USS Turner Joy is an interesting experience if you are in the area. I likely wouldn't go out of my way for it. This is the ship from the "Gulf on Tonkin incident" that propelled US involvement in Vietnam. The tour is self guidedand fairly informative. I was lucky to be behind a family that included a vet who... More 

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