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Bremerton Historic Ships Association

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Address: 300 Washington Beach Ave, Bremerton, WA 98337-5668
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+1 360-792-2457

This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy,...

This site features the 1950s-era Naval destroyer, the USS Turner Joy, currently open to the public.

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The Ship that Began the Vietnam War

Visit the USS Turner Joy docked at the Bremerton public pier. Visitors can walk and climb through about 90% of the ship individually or with a tour. It takes about an hour to... read more

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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Reviewed 19 January 2017

Visit the USS Turner Joy docked at the Bremerton public pier. Visitors can walk and climb through about 90% of the ship individually or with a tour. It takes about an hour to tour the ship and is a moderately difficult journey. The ship is restored and gives you a real feel for how the sailors worked, lived and fought.... More 

Thank Paranam113
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The Bremerton Historic Ships Association (BHSA) partners with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and both Kitsap Navy museums to provide an exciting platform for youth education. A major part of that education is the destroyer USS Turner Joy, the last Forrest Sherman class destroyer built. The USS Turner Joy (DD-951) is now a naval museum at the Bremerton Marina that is... More 

Thank RedDevil1504
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Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is a must see. The cost to take the self guided tour is very reasonable. Plan at least an hour. In October they turn the ship into a Haunted House that is a lot of fun. I've done both.

Thank Marcy V
Kitsap Peninsula
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Reviewed 27 May 2016

This is the spot where the Japanese Treaty was signed. Be sure to wear tennis shoes, and casual clothes as you will be traipsing up and down ladders on the ship.

Thank fortunate2bhere
Bremerton, Washington, United States
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Reviewed 23 March 2016

The ship is much more "open" than usual tours allow. we spent about 90 minutes on an unguided tour and went to engine rooms to top decks. The decks are also open from end to end. An enjoyable tour, but best in warm sunny weather.

Thank Ben A
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

You don't think of a ship as having more climbing opportunities than a jungle gym, but there are stairs and hidey holes everywhere on the USS Turner Joy.

Thank Judith H
Lahaina, Hawaii
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Reviewed 9 October 2015

Very interesting self guided tour of a WW2 destroyer, and the ship that fired the last round of the Vietnam war. If you want to see how our sailors lived and worked on a Destroyer; a visit to the Turner Joy is very informative. We can only imagine the days spent on these vessels by the crews charged with carrying... More 

Thank Leo S
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Reviewed 24 July 2015

We toured the USS Turner Joy and really enjoyed the fact that you could go almost everywhere. It makes you realize the challenges of operating on board one of these ships and the obstacles they faced. The most interesting part was at the end of our visit - our kids had finished and left for food and we were lingering.... More 

1 Thank WithFamilyWillTravel
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The tour of the USS Turner Joy really helps to give a hands on experience of what our navy personnel have gone thru to protect our great country. This should not be missed.

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Days Creek, Oregon
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Reviewed 5 May 2014

We were visiting family in the Spanaway area and were looking for a good family outing. The Turner Joy destroyer museum was a great choice. We had two 5 year olds and a 2 1/2 year old in our group and everyone enjoyed exploring and climbing around the ship. We arrived a little late to see and take in everything... More 

2 Thank Jeff B

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