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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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+1 813-228-8766
10:00 - 17:00
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Used Groupon to get tickets because my husband enjoys old military info. Your tour is self-guided, but someone did take us to the engine room to give us more info. It is hot in... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2016
Marcia P
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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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112 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

We arrived at 7 pm and boarded the ship and found out we should have sat down right then and there at the front of the ship. But we decided to explore the ship. Very hot inside. Another point of reference, make sure you visit here when it's cool outside. Whew, it was HOT inside. By the time we got... More 

1 Thank RRJTWC
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Used Groupon to get tickets because my husband enjoys old military info. Your tour is self-guided, but someone did take us to the engine room to give us more info. It is hot in the summer and there is a lot of walking and stairs.

Thank Marcia P
Orlando, Florida
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28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We did this through a groupon and was well worth the price. When we started the tour a guide greeted us and had a wealth of information about the ship. The guide was there because they had a group of young kids doing a tour and he was their guide. He only had about 10 minutes before he had to... More 

1 Thank Joyce C
Ocala, Florida
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72 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 June 2016

We had toured another WWII battleship stationed along the Mississippi River and enjoyed that. We thought this would be another interesting and educational experience. However, we were sadly disappointed. In addition to being incredibly stifling hot inside of the ship, it was not well set up to see much. Few artifacts. Few displays. Not a lot of education. Not much... More 

2 Thank Dianne B
Orlando, Florida
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 June 2016

My husband enjoyed this ship more than I since he is more familiar with things nautical. I cannot add any more than what Evan has said. When we toured the ship, there were no volunteers or guides of any kind. The only person we saw was the lady who sold us our ticket. I was disappointed that no information/guide was... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

Almost didn't go! Glad we did. This is a self guided ship tour, $10 per pp or $5 for veterans. Ship is in obvious need of restoration, but its charm makes up for it! Worth the money and walking, esp. after being let down from the aquarium next door. A must see if in the area.

1 Thank wickedbostonpissah
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23 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this ship/museum by accident and were there before it was opened for the day. The ship chaplain Gary saw us wandering around outside and brought us in and gave us a very informative, personal tour. He is passionate about the ship and nautical history and I probably learned more from him than I did in school history... More 

3 Thank jaynine
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32 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I have a bit of a passion for museum ships so when I was invited to go to Florida for a week I sought out what was within driving range and found the American Victory. I was aware of the two Liberty Ships that sail on either coast, but not the Victory ships. Now.... well now I'm very well informed!... More 

1 Thank Evan D
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72 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016 via mobile

We had just visited the Aquarium and we were going for a walk when we found this museum. It was brilliant to see and gave you a real understanding of life on board one of these things during war times. I might have this wrong but I got the impression that it was run and maintained by volunteers supported by... More 

1 Thank Neil G
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195 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

Interesting mix of museum and working vessel. Having spent some time aboard ships, this place is great, a real throwback. You can easily tell just by the smell of the place that she's ready to go back to sea again. Some things are missing (historically she had more guns) but overall she's in fairly good nick. It's strange to see... More 

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