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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 History

Decided to take the tour of the Valley Camp ship while waiting to go on our tour of the Soo Locks... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rick S
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Oak Creek, Wisconsin
Awesome ship!

We toured this ship last year when we were at Sault Saint Marie. It is very interesting and a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
E1497ZLcheryll
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Birch Run, 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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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to take the tour of the Valley Camp ship while waiting to go on our tour of the Soo Locks. Did purchase the basic combination ticket which included the Historical Tower and the Valley Camp ship. The Valley camp ship was interesting with alot...More

Thank Rick S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured this ship last year when we were at Sault Saint Marie. It is very interesting and a wealth of information!

Thank E1497ZLcheryll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wanted to see what it was like in the freighters passing through the Soo Locks and found a retired freighter that has been converted into a museum. The Valley Camp was built in 1915 and had spent many years carrying it's bulk cargo to...More

Thank Roger B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this stop, with or without kids! Hubby and I enjoyed it alone but young boys should enjoy it especially. Plan about 3 hours so you can see and read everything. Year round as well!

Thank SheriK2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have always wanted to visit a freighter and the Valley Camp is a great example of the ships that negotiate the Great Lakes. Lots to see and Great exhibits.

Thank Annie B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must see and watch the video. Its worth the money. Very interesting for teens and adults. Worth the drive.

Thank Puddler2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a good time, we took our six year old daughter to this museum and she learned a lot and loved it.

Thank Mercedes9585
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place too view the ships, very informative come to the family museum ship valley camp...had fun.

Thank deannan141
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our recent trip to the Soo, we enjoyed visiting this museum, cleverly constructed inside an old freight ship herself, so very interesting to walk through the original holds of the ship which now hold lots of photos, and so much details on passed ship...More

Thank TeresaS812
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were here on a rainy, cool day. It was fabulous! We stayed for several hours because there was so much to see and we still didn't see it all. The museum is set inside a freighter with several levels of artifacts...More

Thank Ruth G
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KEITH J
2 May 2017|
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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
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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.
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wetzelrsc
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
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