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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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Get a glimpse of history with this Victory ship...built in 55 days to serve WWII, Korea and VietNam.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
marie s
Great looking..

didn't have the time to go in and explore but observed from outside- looks great. Well maintained... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
jlantern3
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Columbia, South Carolina
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705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602-5600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a glimpse of history with this Victory ship...built in 55 days to serve WWII, Korea and VietNam.

Thank marie s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

didn't have the time to go in and explore but observed from outside- looks great. Well maintained. Sits right next to aquarium and cruise ports Next time in city= will certainly go inside

Thank jlantern3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in Tampa specifically to visit and check out this warship. We parked and walked over to it, then boarded it. While it's pretty incredible looking from the outside, we just could not handle the excessive heat inside. We only stayed aboard for about...More

1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the tour but it is very, very hot. We got lucky that our summer day was overcast but still, very sweaty. There is one room with AC that you can sit and rest and listen to a tour guide. The rest, you are...More

Thank Tisha399
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

Quite special to be able to take a look on a war ship. Staff was very kind. We went on a very hot day which made the ship very hot. A visit can be combined with a visit to the aquarium next door

Thank Yeronimo n
Reviewed 2 August 2017

We started our day at the Florida Aquarium and then took the 2-minute walk to the SS American Victory directly behind it and we're so happy we did! First we were lucky to see a dolphin playing in the waters near the propellor, which the...More

Thank meanderwithus
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This ship is docked directly behind the Florida Aquarium and we went almost as an afterthought, but it turned out to be absolutely fascinating. It is one of only 4 extant fully operational WWII era ships and it still goes out on short cruises several...More

Thank William M
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

We took our 8 year old history/military expert and he loved every minute. The fact that you can roam and explore the ship as long as you want, is amazing. There's so much to see! Make sure you take some cold water and a little...More

Thank Amber Y
Reviewed 2 July 2017

I would not venture into the hull of this ship in the midday's of summer, it is an oven. There are various exhibits and nooks and crannies that deserve attention inside but you just melt, you end up excited to find an exit on deck...More

1  Thank Devin G
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

What a great way to learn and see and get the feel of what history and events in history must have been like.

Thank Davedwi
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Rhonda K
31 July 2017|
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Response from OnThePlane1 | Reviewed this property |
My husband read every sign and looked at every single thing, so we were there for almost two hours. If you are with young people I suspect you wont be there that long. Also- if it is a hot day, it will be very hot on the... More
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Tisha399
6 June 2017|
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Response from Keona W | Reviewed this property |
Definitely not a rainy day activity
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Rickie N
30 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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