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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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A Bit of Naval History

We had originally seen the ship from the deck of a cruise ship a couple of years ago and finally... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
Lecanto, Florida
via mobile
Definitely worth a couple hours of your time in Tampa.

It is really amazing to think about living on a ship like this, sailing across the ice cold... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Tampa, Florida
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705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
+1 813-228-8766
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Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

We had originally seen the ship from the deck of a cruise ship a couple of years ago and finally returned. Although it is in the process of being restored, there is quite a bit going for it. These ships were built to replace the...More

1  Thank Lecano_FlStan43
Reviewed 17 May 2017

It is really amazing to think about living on a ship like this, sailing across the ice cold Atlantic and waiting for a torpedo. See a bit of why The Greatest Generation earned the title. I didn't expect to feel this way upon visiting the...More

1  Thank Hovinge
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

On a whim, my daughter and I decided to go to tour the Victory at the Port of Tampa today. We did a self-guided tour and made our way around all parts of the ship and we're very impressed with the condition of the Merchant...More

Thank SBC75
Reviewed 2 May 2017

I attended the 30th Anniversary of SOCOM on board this beautiful ship. It truly is a hidden treasure and I think only known by the locals. Please visit her and see Authentic Naval History. The views from all angles of the this ship are breathtaking,...More

Thank sorr826
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We spent about 2 hours aboard the ship, free to explore. I would caution bringing wild or small kids on board as everything is metal with sharp corners. You'd likely need a tetanus shot. The history of the boat is fascinating and the guide is...More

1  Thank Ryan R
Reviewed 25 April 2017

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.

Thank allynnc
Reviewed 23 April 2017

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...More

Thank orlandogal22
Reviewed 14 April 2017

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-...More

Thank BonnieInPA
Reviewed 12 April 2017

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
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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...More

Thank Sandlew00d
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Rhonda K
31 July 2017|
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Response from Lecano_FlStan43 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on the individual person. You can spend as little as a half hour or more than two hours. It's better to go early in the day, as there is no air conditioning.
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.

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