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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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WWII History Lesson

I was given a personal tour by the ship's Chaplain. He was full of great historical information and... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2018
Oakdale10
A piece of American History that needs our support

Merchant marines supplied the Allies during WWII with Victory ships. This is one of four left and... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2018
Kingsville_Mike
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Kansas City, Missouri
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705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

I was given a personal tour by the ship's Chaplain. He was full of great historical information and I learned some surprising things. I would recommend this for anyone with a penchant for American History. You may be as surprised as I was

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Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Merchant marines supplied the Allies during WWII with Victory ships. This is one of four left and needs our support to keep the museum going. Yes, the exhibits needs work but nice job volunteers keeping this ship ocean worthy. Free parking on the waters edge...More

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Reviewed 22 April 2018

Very interesting museum. A lot of World War II history. This is considered a smaller naval vessel. Floating history which is interesting.

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Reviewed 8 April 2018

This historical ship is steps away from the Florida Aquarium. You are able to take a self-guided tour of this World War II era ship which is full of history It has lots to see from the crew cabins, gun platforms, lifeboat, and helm etc....More

2  Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

Great ship museum. Get to visit a World War two era ship. Lots to see. Can roam over most of the ship.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice floating museum full of history. Keep your eyes open and take your time letting the history soak in.

Thank Bob T
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

The ship is full of historical gems. It’s obviously getting old and some things are falling apart but it’s still a lot of fun.

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

The ship is huge. Many places to see things, but many places did not have explanation placards. The map of the ship could be more detailed. There were areas where we wondered what they were. There was what looked like a good video, but it...More

Thank JoPunz
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Reviewed 17 March 2018

We enjoyed looking thru the ship but you really need to remember that it's a cargo ship and not a fighting ship. There is no glamor or prestige that you would get with a fighting ship, but the long history of work that this ship...More

3  Thank CamillusDave
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

We enjoyed our tour on the Victory ship. Parking right in front the ship. Great to learn that ship does a sailing it year. That would be quite the experience for those visiting at that time. Watch for signs - it was a little hard...More

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Rhonda K
31 July 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
6 June 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a rainy day activity
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Rickie N
29 September 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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