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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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Great Couple of hours

Affordable attraction for all, easy to walk from post cruise or as addition to visit to Florida... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
ofmyheart
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Great Old Ship

I love touring the old war ships and this ship while not a true war ship it served in several... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
lightfootproperties
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Lithia, Florida
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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"self guided tour"
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"engine room"
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"yellow arrows"
in 11 reviews
"great piece of history"
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"wwii history"
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"steep steps"
in 5 reviews
"florida aquarium"
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"war effort"
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"greatest generation"
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"aircraft carrier"
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"pearl harbor"
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"mess hall"
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Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Affordable attraction for all, easy to walk from post cruise or as addition to visit to Florida Aquarium. Very well maintained, kids lived having "dog tags" made post tiring vessel. (Additional fee)

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

I love touring the old war ships and this ship while not a true war ship it served in several theaters during WW2 and Vietnam. The ship was rescued from obscurity and its nice to see people restoring it.

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Reviewed February 11, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I went to Tampa to celebrate our birthdays and we purchased a Groupon for our admission to the SS American Victory Ship Museum (it's only $10/adult without a coupon). The museum was full of cool artifacts and I really enjoyed being able...More

Thank Andi S
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Reviewed February 3, 2018

Toured this WWII-era ship. Felt both nostalgia, respect and appreciation for the officers/soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service to our country. Recommend to even take children and explain to them under what conditions the sailors lived/worked for the achievement of a better, more peaceful...More

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Reviewed January 17, 2018 via mobile

Visited this living museum today for the first time. Hubby and I love history and felt especially appreciative that the Tampa area had this wonderful ship for an up close and personal experience. First and foremost, to enjoy this bit of history, you must be...More

Thank Wendy L
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Reviewed January 16, 2018

This ship was worth visiting, however, it wasn't until nearly the end when a volunteer guide saw us and gave us more information that we really got something out of it. There's a movie to see before you start touring, but if someone walks by...More

Thank kb6425
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Reviewed December 2, 2017

1 of 4 remaining operational WWII "Victory Ships". The visitor is able to easily move all around the ship. You have to be able to climb ladders, in order to move between decks. Face towards the ship and slowly step back down, if you are...More

Thank David T
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Reviewed November 16, 2017

My wife and I went to Tampa to visit her family and so she could go on a cruise with her sister and mother. I took the three of them to their cruise ship and my 2 nieces, ages 13 and 11, and 1 nephew,...More

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Reviewed September 1, 2017

Get a glimpse of history with this Victory ship...built in 55 days to serve WWII, Korea and VietNam.

Thank marie s
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

didn't have the time to go in and explore but observed from outside- looks great. Well maintained. Sits right next to aquarium and cruise ports Next time in city= will certainly go inside

Thank jlantern3
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Rhonda K
July 31, 2017|
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Response from sorr826 | Reviewed this property |
if you are a historian or just like history, spend as much time Lurking about the ship, but if it's curiosity that is getting you, about an hour should be fine
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Tisha399
June 6, 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a rainy day activity
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Rickie N
September 29, 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.
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