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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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Great time

Had a good time, we took our six year old daughter to this museum and she learned a lot and loved... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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Good place

Nice place too view the ships, very informative come to the family museum ship valley... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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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: 10:00 - 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 6 September 2017 via mobile

Had a good time, we took our six year old daughter to this museum and she learned a lot and loved it.

Thank Mercedes9585
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Nice place too view the ships, very informative come to the family museum ship valley camp...had fun.

Thank deannan141
Reviewed 5 September 2017

On our recent trip to the Soo, we enjoyed visiting this museum, cleverly constructed inside an old freight ship herself, so very interesting to walk through the original holds of the ship which now hold lots of photos, and so much details on passed ship...More

Thank TeresaS812
Reviewed 1 September 2017

My husband and I were here on a rainy, cool day. It was fabulous! We stayed for several hours because there was so much to see and we still didn't see it all. The museum is set inside a freighter with several levels of artifacts...More

Thank Ruth G
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Really interesting walk through history of a classic Great Lakes freighter and the rough life on board one. Valley Camp was a real such ship that is open to walking through and exploring. Lots of history of the Great Lakes and the tremendous loss of...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

The retired Valley Camp is the setting for this unique and interesting museum. The entire ship is yours to explore from bow to stern, including the engine room and crews quarters. Maritime related displays are located in the hull of the ship including two lifeboats...More

Thank Heather K
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

We rolled in 2 hours before closing, and enjoyed this museum as a companion to our stop at the Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum at Whitefish Point. My young adult kids got the message: the Great Lakes can be the cemetery for many a ship that...More

1  Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 19 August 2017

very interesting attraction, has a movie presentation on the sinking of the Edmund Fritzgerald on Lake Superior. This ship was a laker that has been converted into a very good tourist attraction with all types of equipment used on the Great Lakes & you walk...More

Thank Robert M
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The lifeboat from the Edmund Fitzgerald is a must-see, and the movie about the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald. Just getting a feel for the size of the Edmund Fitzgerald by the size of the Valley Camp is an experience. We needed more time, we...More

Thank Janice D
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great trip! I remember doing this tour when I was a child and it is even better as an adult! The size of this ship is overwhelming! Allow yourself a few hours so that you can take time to read the stories....More

Thank travisp925
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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
23 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