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Museum Ship Valley Camp

#3 of 22 things to do in Sault Ste. Marie Features Animals
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Maritime History

Allot of shipping history on board. Nice aquariums on board with local lake fish. What enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
patrick w
Good side trip before locks tour

Inexpensive side trip while we waited. The old ore carrier was real informative, staff had the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Roanoke, Virginia
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck to see crew quarters and pilot house. 3 levels to tour with ramp system for easy access.
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good30%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Allot of shipping history on board. Nice aquariums on board with local lake fish. What enjoyed the most was the 1 hour film on the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck. along with one of the surviving lifeboats.

Thank patrick w
Reviewed 6 days ago

Inexpensive side trip while we waited. The old ore carrier was real informative, staff had the local school kids excited, good to see. Be careful some of the decks have a rolling profile and can be difficult for some.

Thank savacu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Museum was recommended by my dear neighbor Irene. Had she not tipped us off to the Valley Camp we would have driven right past it. Big mistake! This retired freighter has been turned into an amazing facility, letting us glimpse what life on the...More

Thank Kenneth B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter, girlfriend and I enjoyed doing the scavenger hunt. It tells a lot about the area and the history of the locks and the shipwrecks. You do have to do some walking. There are 3 levels to the museum.

Thank Glen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff, my husband, did this one by himself, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Lots of maritime stuff, but his favorite exhibit was about the Edmund Fitzgerald. Made famous by the Gordon Lightfoot song, this ship was sunk during a winter storm as it carried iron...More

Thank CampingJan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Valley Camp is so interesting and full of history. The displays are all well done and everything is fully explained. There are several decks for you to explore. The top deck takes you into the dining area and sleeping areas of the ship. The...More

Thank barbaragwen270
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum isn't huge but you will find lots to see. My tweens didn't care for it too much, since they don't remember any of shipwrecks but I found it very fascinating.

Thank Sheryce K
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We enjoyed all the nautical history. The information about the ships. Where they were built, when, the captain the boat company, origin. So, if you have boaters or history lovers they would surely enjoy this spot. They have the schedule for boats entering the locks...More

Thank cargirl7
Reviewed 29 January 2017

this museum is HUGE, we got lost a few times. What a wonderful place. there was a lot of things to look at.

Thank skunklady
Reviewed 14 January 2017

This visit gives a person a tour of an older Lake Freighter. The wheelhouse, crew's quarters, and engine room are open to visit. What was formerly the hold, cargo area, features displays of artifacts relevant to the Great Lakes Shipping industry. The Valley Camp is...More

Thank Fred_49341
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Is your tour handicapped accessible?
1 May 2017|
Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes we are handicapped accessible, we have 3 levels to tour and a ramp system that will take you to each level. The upper deck and lower cargo hold floors are not level so walking might be harder for some but wheel chairs... More
Eri E
We will be in town for a Kuk Sool Won Tournament 3/23/17-3/26/17. Are you open this time of year? I'm having a had time finding things to do this time of year.
22 March 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are not open at this time of year. We are open Mid May to Mid October.
In September, we are traveling with forty passengers on a bus. Is there parking and how much is the admission?
31 December 2016|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes there is on street parking and we share the parking lot with St. Mary's Church next door. Regular rates are $7.00 per adult, if you contact our office to book a group tour we have discounted rates for large groups... More