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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Very nice museum

Very nice museum! Price was reasonable and there was a lot to see. It was nice to be able to walk... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2016
Jana W
via mobile

This is an opportunity to see a Marine Museum and ship all at once. Exhibits were nicely done and... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 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 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum! Price was reasonable and there was a lot to see. It was nice to be able to walk almost three entire ship from top to bottom. Had fun!

Thank Jana W
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is an opportunity to see a Marine Museum and ship all at once. Exhibits were nicely done and the Edmund Fitzgerald life boat unique to see. Having never been on a Great Lakes Freighter before this was a rare opportunity and worth the time...More

Thank TouristGuru
Reviewed 1 October 2016

So glad we had Paul for our guide. He was so knowledgeable and could make history come alive. He not only knows the Museum inside and out but also knows about many historic homes, monuments, and sites in the area. Being inside Vally Camp gives...More

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Went to this Museum while waiting for our Soo Locks tour. It was a very cool place to visit. A lot of cool artifacts, and exhibits. The best part by far is getting to walk around on the top of the boat outside. Very fun...More

Thank Holly K
Reviewed 22 September 2016

I have been to the Valley Camp several times and have always looked forward to the visit.Sept 21st 2016 was thoroughly a disappointing visit. We had to leave within a half hour of entering the ship due to the interior painting project going on. The...More

Thank iroquoi24
Reviewed 19 September 2016

If you're in "Soo" and seeing the locks and having cherry cider and pasties, you really should visit the Valley Camp. An hour or so should do it (you'll be on your feet the whole time), and every member of your party will probably find...More

Thank twoinmaine
Reviewed 13 September 2016

This is several museums in one. First, it was a working freighter and you can see how life may have been aboard ship. Second, it has an unbelievable collection of ship wreck relics. Thrid, they have an aquarium that showcases the fish of the Great...More

Thank Irene S
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I & our grandchildren visited this ship museum and was very overwhelmed by the amount of history and information about the shipping industry of our great state. I myself was just amazed to see the Edmund Fitzgerald display that they had there....More

Thank Jay J
Reviewed 11 September 2016

If you want to more about the shipping history of the Great Lakes and ships like the Edmund Fitzgerald this is certainly worth a stop. Only one hour from Mackinac City, MI this is a great day trip. This retired "laker" is a fun walk...More

Thank Morris H
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We enjoyed walking through the ship, learned a lot about shipping on the Great Lakes. Great displays.

Thank Cheri C
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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