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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 Lakes Freighter Museum inside a Great Lakes Freighter

The only Great Lakes Freighter museum in an actual Freighter, lots of historical artifacts... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2017
Christopher A
via mobile
A lot of Michigan maritme history to see

The Valley Camp is an old freighter converted into a maritime museum. One of the cargo holds has... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2017
Steve B
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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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.
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  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

The only Great Lakes Freighter museum in an actual Freighter, lots of historical artifacts including items from the Edmund Fitzgerald, self guided tours of the history of the Great Lakes shipping and the sailors who run the ships, a great way to spend the day...More

Thank Christopher A
Reviewed 14 July 2017

The Valley Camp is an old freighter converted into a maritime museum. One of the cargo holds has been converted into exhibit space. Another one was left empty except for some artwork along the walls. Exhibits include the life boats from the Edmund Fitzgerald. In...More

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Great tour on a rainy day in the Soo. Loved the Edmund Fitzgerald artifacts! Fun to tour the engine room and sleeping quarters. Just an FYI... lots of walking. Definitely recommend

Thank Dot S
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

It was a hot day and there is no air conditioning in the ship museum. There was a lot to see and learn and it is literally inside a ship, which is very interesting to experience the atmosphere.

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a rainy day while in the Soo and the Valley Camp was a great choice for spending an afternoon. The exhibits were very high quality and told the stories of how the Great Lakes became the "fourth coast" of the US. The lakes...More

Thank dougb269
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

It was awsome to explore a frieghter up close! And experience the history of the freighters & great lakes!

Thank Tonya W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

was very educational for both the kids and ourselves..if you want to learn about the history, you must check this place out.

Thank Terrie M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We went to the Valley Camp last year, my son was 6 at the time and it started an obsession with the Edmund Fitzgerald that brought us back here. It is a very cool museum, its fun to go to the deck and see the...More

Thank Heartminer
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The Valley Camp is a great little introduction into bulk freighters and how the shipping industry operates and also of its origins. Its very informative, easy to navigate and understand and it also provides guests a personal and up-close way to see and understand what...More

Thank markparrish61
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Our cruise ship docked next to the Valley Camp Ship Museum. It is a huge freighter that now contains many artifacts and tales of history of the ships that have plied the waters of the Great Lakes. You can stroll inside as well as on...More

Thank StuartGustafson
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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