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SS American Victory Mariners' Memorial and Museum Ship

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Address: 705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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+1 813-228-8766
10:00 - 17:00
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Great Opportunity to Visit at Part of American History!

Loved this museum ship! For a small fee, you can explore this absolutely massive ship at your leisure and truly get a feel for our brave veterans' sacrifice and what their life... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Orlando, Florida
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Norman, Oklahoma
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21 reviews
18 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is right next to the Florida Aquarium which is great. You can walk around the liberty ship with many exhibits inside, guides to answer questions.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved this museum ship! For a small fee, you can explore this absolutely massive ship at your leisure and truly get a feel for our brave veterans' sacrifice and what their life was like as they fought for our country aboard this ship. (Helpful hint - Check out maps you pick up at the Welcome Center. You may find a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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81 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First: The nuts and bolts. The ship can be hard to find and there is poor signage. Our GPS signaled three blocks too early and yours might too. Plus, Channelside Drive is also a major cruise port. When the cruise ships are loading or unloading- traffic can reach near-gridlock. Missing the driveway and having to turn around can be frustrating... More 

Thank BonnieInPA
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy visiting navy ships. It is amazing to see the crews quarters and the kitchens. Not expensive and a good location. It is right behind the aquarium.

Thank oldredwine99
Charlottetown, Canada
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199 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hard to find among the newer tourist attractions. A lot of stairs so beware if you have mobility issues and it is very hot on board. Attendant at entrance very helpful. Lots of pictures and old uniforms, materials, supplies etc. THere are yellow arrows showing you your route but many are worn off. It is a worthwhile tour but there... More 

Thank Sandlew00d
Westhampton, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really neat to explore this old ship, and really nice to do so on your own. You're not bombarded with information and are left to explore what/how you want. Of course if you want more information there are tons of volunteers available. There are a lot of younger kids that volunteer on the ship, doing repairs etc, which was really... More 

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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196 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We had a blast at the SS American Victory Ship. You get to walk around most of the ship and they have information posted around the ship for you to read. It was cool. Don't forget your military ID - you will get a discount. Would not be good for someone with physical disabilities- no elevator, lots of tight staircases.

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Tampa, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I decided to visit the Victory. My husband enjoyed touring the Victory. He immediately began explaining the inner workings of the ship. He said it reminded him of the old Navy days. If you are in Channel side, it's worth a tour.

2 Thank Keona W
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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145 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Nice Memorial to our past. Still functioning ship, goes out at least twice a year. Served in WWII, Korea, and Vietnam. A lot of history. Was a nice way to spend a couple hours after a cruise before flying home.

Thank Shelby B
Kansas City, Missouri
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43 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Visited the SS American Victory this week in Tampa. The Ship is located in Ybor Channel close to the Aquarium, but was a little hidden, so don't give up on her. Her crew and supportor's certainly have not. The ship has an interesting history and there is a good amount of memorabilia about the merchant marine's history. The true treasure... More 

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