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Unique experience to be hands on with a WW2 destroyer

We were here as part of an overnight program with the Boy Scouts. My son and I were glad we did it... read more

Reviewed March 26, 2018
Beverly, Mass.
Unique historical treasure

How often do you have a chance to board a WWII era fighting ship. This ship has recently been... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2017
Ray T
Quincy, Massachusetts
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739 Washington St, Quincy, MA 02169-7330
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Reviewed September 15, 2018 via mobile

A piece of history just left in that poor condition amongst garbage and debris. They don’t give Veterens discounts and this month they’re turning the ship into a Halloween horror show. Really, to disgrace a United States heavy cruiser by turning it into a side...More

2  Thank PinkCat14
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Coming to Quincy for business or vacation, check out the USS Salem. An incredible sight to see; with its giant size and cool features. The volunteers that maintain this piece of history run tours regularly. If family friendly for the kids too!

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This Ship appears to be about 2/3's of the size of a Missouri class battle ship and very cool. The GPS location is correct but still a little hard to locate but just follow the signs. While the new ramp leading to the gangway is...More

Thank solarpowered1
Reviewed March 26, 2018

We were here as part of an overnight program with the Boy Scouts. My son and I were glad we did it but I'm not sure we would race back to do it again. The ship is amazing...absolutely huge and impressive. To think that it...More

Thank soxskier
Reviewed January 22, 2018

I went last Spring. It was an overnight Paranormal Investigation. We had some activity, not to be afraid, all the experiences were pleasant. I understand, it also has an overnight sleep over where a meal is served. It is great for Boy Scouts, school trips...More

Thank pvp727
Reviewed October 17, 2017

I traveled from New Jersey to Boston for vacation over Columbus Day Weekend in 2016. One of the places I wanted to visit was the USS Salem and I checked their website several weeks prior to my trip to confirm they would be open. When...More

2  Thank Dennis R
Reviewed August 12, 2017

This is for people who like WW2 and Naval Ships from that period. A floating museum now but kept very well despite it's years. A wee tip it is huge so give yourself lots of time and bear in mind there are a lot of...More

Thank seamusmurphy
Reviewed August 10, 2017

How often do you have a chance to board a WWII era fighting ship. This ship has recently been re-opened along with a new walkway and parking spots. The volunteer staff has done an amazing job of restoring the ship.

1  Thank Ray T
Reviewed June 18, 2017

This is the last example of a Des Moines-class heavy cruiser, so it was well worth the trip. The ship could use some maintenance, and was a little difficult to find, but will be no problem locating by using a GPS.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed May 22, 2017

This amazing battle cruiser is docked alongside the former Quincy Shipyard just outside Boston. For military history buffs, this ship well worth spending an afternoon exploring the entire ship. Hubby & I didn't realize it takes time meandering through all the nooks and crannies within...More

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March 26, 2018|
Response from Dennis R | Reviewed this property |
Outside of the summer months it is probably only open during the weekends. It is also recommended that when you are in Boston you keep their phone number handy to confirm that they are open.