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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-228-8766
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Try to go when the weather isn't hot

We loved the tour but it is very, very hot. We got lucky that our summer day was overcast but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tampa, Florida
A touch of history

Quite special to be able to take a look on a war ship. Staff was very kind. We went on a very hot... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-228-8766
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved the tour but it is very, very hot. We got lucky that our summer day was overcast but still, very sweaty. There is one room with AC that you can sit and rest and listen to a tour guide. The rest, you are...More

Thank Tisha399
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Quite special to be able to take a look on a war ship. Staff was very kind. We went on a very hot day which made the ship very hot. A visit can be combined with a visit to the aquarium next door

Thank Yeronimo n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started our day at the Florida Aquarium and then took the 2-minute walk to the SS American Victory directly behind it and we're so happy we did! First we were lucky to see a dolphin playing in the waters near the propellor, which the...More

Thank meanderwithus
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This ship is docked directly behind the Florida Aquarium and we went almost as an afterthought, but it turned out to be absolutely fascinating. It is one of only 4 extant fully operational WWII era ships and it still goes out on short cruises several...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We took our 8 year old history/military expert and he loved every minute. The fact that you can roam and explore the ship as long as you want, is amazing. There's so much to see! Make sure you take some cold water and a little...More

Thank Amber Y
Reviewed 1 July 2017

I would not venture into the hull of this ship in the midday's of summer, it is an oven. There are various exhibits and nooks and crannies that deserve attention inside but you just melt, you end up excited to find an exit on deck...More

1  Thank Devin G
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

What a great way to learn and see and get the feel of what history and events in history must have been like.

Thank Davedwi
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have been on many WW2 era ships, but never a liberty ship. this is a self guided tour. Signage is lacking but the ship is easy to navigate and for the most part, very open to exploring. if you have some knowledge of ships,...More

Thank Charles C
Reviewed 17 June 2017

If you enjoy history then you will enjoy the tour of the ship and seeing the artifacts neat to see for the money.

Thank Paula B
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Fun artifacts, great older gentlemen who's worked on the ship forever gave us lots of insight, tips n origins of many common phrases that came from sailing like "4 square meals " n 3 sheets to the wind" Great photo ops , kids 7yo got...More

1  Thank armaurerbaby
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Rhonda K
31 July 2017|
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Response from Lecano_FlStan43 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the individual person. You can spend as little as a half hour or more than two hours. It's better to go early in the day, as there is no air conditioning.
6 June 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a rainy day activity
Rickie N
29 September 2015|
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Response from ebriones68 | Reviewed this property |
Sounds hard. Too many stairs to get to the interesting parts of the Ship.