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S.S. William A. Irvin Ore Boat Museum

350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
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Tour guide Kaylee was great, as was the tour!

Kaylee was knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of steps but totally worth it. Fun, interesting, and a... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Enjoyed the tour and got our exercise too.

There is a lot of walking up and down narrow steep steps but it is well worth the effort to see and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Elaine M
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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Located at Canal Park, this museum was once an ore boat.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good35%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“engine room” (27 reviews)
“steep stairs” (27 reviews)
“haunted ship” (20 reviews)
350 Harbor Drive, Duluth, MN 55802-2600
+1 218-722-7876
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Reviewed yesterday

Kaylee was knowledgeable and friendly. Lots of steps but totally worth it. Fun, interesting, and a great way to spend a Father's Day.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is a lot of walking up and down narrow steep steps but it is well worth the effort to see and understand how the ship was used in it's day. I would recommend the tour to all who are up to the physical exertion.

Thank Elaine M
Reviewed 5 days ago

If you visit Duluth w/o going to the S.S Irvin you have wasted your trip. We got there the very last hour on last Wednesday, paid 5.00 for each one and the hour or so was great, it was more than an hour. Very informative,...More

Thank Ausubo
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had couple of hours on an early Sunday morning, so we gave this a try. The tour was very well done and the young man was informative. We would recommend this.

Thank Sunni1002015
Reviewed 1 week ago

the usual cost of admission for adults is 12.00 but we went on Tuesday and found that Tuesday was 5.00 day. it was raining the day we went so we waited aboard the ship in the gift shop for the weather to clear...lightening has to...More

Thank cubbieblue2013
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had no expectations on a rainy day when we decided to do the ship tour. The tour takes a little over an hour, half outside, half inside. Lots of history about the ship, freighters in The Great Lakes, and the shipping industry. The ship...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took my kids to tour the Irvin. Tour guides were fantastic and the clerk working the desk was fantastic with my daughter. Was one of the highlights of our vacation. Thank you.

Thank Jeremy P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sara was a great guide--she knew her stuff and clearly loves her job. The tour was fast-paced and never got boring. We got to see all of the main areas of the ship: engine room, cargo holds, deck, pilothouse, and the quarters for the crew,...More

Thank MNtraveler62
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great tour and very interesting! A great insight to the shipping on the Great Lakes. A wonderful attraction in Canal Park.

Thank beyondthepavement40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This gem is a unique look inside a real great lakes cargo ship. Once the flag ship of US Steel, now she sits and shows off how goods were shipped up and down the lakes. Also, if you have the chance to check it out...More

Thank Matthew D
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Could I bring a small dog in a dog stroller on the tour?
20 September 2016|
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Response from Mary M | Reviewed this property |
no strollers, .small stairwells and to many steps to go up and down would not recommend stroller of any kind
Is the tour available Sept 19, 2016?
5 September 2016|
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Response from Shannon D | Reviewed this property |
These types of questions are specific for the operation and should be called in. How would I know? Travelers can tell you if it's handicap friendly, weather friendly, and how the tour was.
Jennifer K
About how long does it take to tour the ship?
31 August 2016|
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Response from Anjou_Lindgren | Reviewed this property |
Roughly an hour