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Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum

1680 Martin St, Bay City, MI 48706-4091
+1 989-684-3946
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The Grey Ghost of the Vietnemese Coast is a must see!

We received a complete guided tour that lasted two hours for just the three of us. This ship that... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travellove233
Toured the grey ghost....

It was AWESOME! Such a view into History. So delighted with the self guided tour and could really... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Fruityflowerwine
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Visit the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, home the the USS Edson DD-946. This Vietnam Era, Forestt Sherman Class destroyer is one of two left in the United States. Guests are invited to step back in history on a self-guided tour of the Grey Ghost...more
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1680 Martin St, Bay City, MI 48706-4091
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+1 989-684-3946
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"own pace"
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"piece of history"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a complete guided tour that lasted two hours for just the three of us. This ship that launched in 1958 and decommissioned in 1988 has a rich history that is laid out throughout the ship in various forms, that included many stories and...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

It was AWESOME! Such a view into History. So delighted with the self guided tour and could really poke in and around and discover. The curator was quite friendly and told us a number of intriguing stories. Highly entertained!

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

We got a little extra touring near halloween. You do your own tour but there are clearly marked directions

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Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

We experienced a great time aboard the USS Edson museum ship. It's wonderful to see something like this in a small town of Bay City. This is at least my fourth or fifth time on the Edson, and there's always new things to explore. However...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

This is a legendary naval vessel that is in tip-top condition with many features that make is a must see venue for locals and tourists alike. Opportunities for stay overs make it an interesting option for kids and families. Tour guides make this an excellent...More

Thank Tim E
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

We loved the opportunity to tour the ship and learn about its history, especially the day to day life of its passengers. Lots to see here and it will take you hours to truly see everything. It's self guided, but one of the gentleman was...More

Thank sgdoug
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

During these times of patriotism issues is places like this that reaffirm why we support our troops and honor our flag. This is a great museum and packed with a lot of history. The people that work the ship are knowledgeable and friendly. The time...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We spent a cold & rainy afternoon on the USSEdson and had a wonderful time! Bill, our tour guide, was informative & humorous. He made the history of the Edson come alive with the stories he told. The Edson Incident (halloween haunted ship experience) is...More

Thank Sherry S
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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

There's something for everyone! Vets, kids, computer nerds (that was me), history buffs, geography and weather buffs...everyone! Take one of the volunteer guided tours. Ours was over 2 hours and well worth it. Bill was fabulous and informative. Don't forget to tip and donate :)

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Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

I was so overwhelmed at how many components go into a naval ship. I'm very glad we did the tour. It is a self directed tour so you need to keep track of which way you've gone so that you don't miss anything. It's such...More

Thank Sheryl L
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Lillian S
18 July 2017|
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Response from M E M | Reviewed this property |
There are a few tight spots but our guide warned us about them. There was only one place that two of the people in our group chose to go around. There are real steps so no ladders to slide down as the sailors would have done.
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Amber J
4 July 2017|
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Response from M E M | Reviewed this property |
There's a parks where I would believe dogs are allowed, on the river, beside the ship, but I didn't see any dogs on the ship.
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ChristaDrouin
22 June 2016|
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Response from Carla M | Property representative |
Hello, Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for children 6-16, and those 5 and under are free.
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