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Museum Ship Valley Camp

#3 of 23 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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Hockey camp 2017

The Museum Ship Valley Camp was interesting for our family. Our son studied Michigan History in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Morley, Michigan
via mobile
well preserved history

definitely worth the stop while in the area. Really gives you a perspective as to how large these... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jarrettsville, Maryland
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Museum Ship Valley Camp was interesting for our family. Our son studied Michigan History in school and really enjoyed seeing a real cargo ship that sailed the Great Lakes.

Thank speesekm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

definitely worth the stop while in the area. Really gives you a perspective as to how large these barges are . Nice displays well annotated and good views from the deck

Thank bobcat1967
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here after visiting the Soo for the day. Very interesting museum with lots of history and artifacts built inside a retired freighter. They have some interesting pieces on display from the Edmund Fitzgerald, including two lifeboats from the wreckage on display. You can go...More

Thank Digger0713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to imagine that this ship has been a museum for 50 years but it is very much worthwhile. My uncle was a chief Steward/cook on Great Lakes freighters so I was more interested than average. I am sure that much has changed in technology...More

Thank bobbrownson
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The historical information imparted is great. If you have even the smallest interest in shipping, shipwrecks or the Coast Guard, don't miss it. Our only observation is that the displays are a bit "tired", but they are extremely informative.

Thank MrsKA59
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The only Great Lakes Freighter museum in an actual Freighter, lots of historical artifacts including items from the Edmund Fitzgerald, self guided tours of the history of the Great Lakes shipping and the sailors who run the ships, a great way to spend the day...More

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Valley Camp is an old freighter converted into a maritime museum. One of the cargo holds has been converted into exhibit space. Another one was left empty except for some artwork along the walls. Exhibits include the life boats from the Edmund Fitzgerald. In...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great tour on a rainy day in the Soo. Loved the Edmund Fitzgerald artifacts! Fun to tour the engine room and sleeping quarters. Just an FYI... lots of walking. Definitely recommend

Thank Dot S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It was a hot day and there is no air conditioning in the ship museum. There was a lot to see and learn and it is literally inside a ship, which is very interesting to experience the atmosphere.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a rainy day while in the Soo and the Valley Camp was a great choice for spending an afternoon. The exhibits were very high quality and told the stories of how the Great Lakes became the "fourth coast" of the US. The lakes...More

Thank dougb269
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Questions & Answers
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
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.
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