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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 Merchant Ship

1 of 4 remaining operational WWII "Victory Ships". The visitor is able to easily move all around... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David T
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
A Wonderful Piece of History

My wife and I went to Tampa to visit her family and so she could go on a cruise with her sister and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tom S
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705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-228-8766
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

1 of 4 remaining operational WWII "Victory Ships". The visitor is able to easily move all around the ship. You have to be able to climb ladders, in order to move between decks. Face towards the ship and slowly step back down, if you are...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went to Tampa to visit her family and so she could go on a cruise with her sister and mother. I took the three of them to their cruise ship and my 2 nieces, ages 13 and 11, and 1 nephew,...More

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Get a glimpse of history with this Victory ship...built in 55 days to serve WWII, Korea and VietNam.

Thank marie s
Reviewed 23 August 2017

didn't have the time to go in and explore but observed from outside- looks great. Well maintained. Sits right next to aquarium and cruise ports Next time in city= will certainly go inside

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Tampa specifically to visit and check out this warship. We parked and walked over to it, then boarded it. While it's pretty incredible looking from the outside, we just could not handle the excessive heat inside. We only stayed aboard for about...More

2  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We loved the tour but it is very, very hot. We got lucky that our summer day was overcast but still, very sweaty. There is one room with AC that you can sit and rest and listen to a tour guide. The rest, you are...More

Thank Tisha399
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

Quite special to be able to take a look on a war ship. Staff was very kind. We went on a very hot day which made the ship very hot. A visit can be combined with a visit to the aquarium next door

Thank Yeronimo n
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We started our day at the Florida Aquarium and then took the 2-minute walk to the SS American Victory directly behind it and we're so happy we did! First we were lucky to see a dolphin playing in the waters near the propellor, which the...More

1  Thank meanderwithus
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This ship is docked directly behind the Florida Aquarium and we went almost as an afterthought, but it turned out to be absolutely fascinating. It is one of only 4 extant fully operational WWII era ships and it still goes out on short cruises several...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We took our 8 year old history/military expert and he loved every minute. The fact that you can roam and explore the ship as long as you want, is amazing. There's so much to see! Make sure you take some cold water and a little...More

Thank Amber Y
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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
6 June 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a rainy day activity
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.