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Address: Baltimore, MD
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One of three remaining Liberty Ships, the S.S. John Brown is open for tours...

One of three remaining Liberty Ships, the S.S. John Brown is open for tours by advance reservation.

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SS John W. Brown WWII Liberty Ship

Fun place to visit and volunteer. You learn so much and you are there preserving history. Its a wonderful sound to hear when the engine is up and running. If ever in Baltimore... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Dawn R
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Fun place to visit and volunteer. You learn so much and you are there preserving history. Its a wonderful sound to hear when the engine is up and running. If ever in Baltimore stop by and visit. No admission fee, donations are accepted.

Thank Dawn R
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137 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

I would highly recommend this cruise to everyone school-age or above! It is a fantastic opportunity to get face to face with what our soldiers and sailors experienced during WWII. The ship was used then to haul cargo, soldiers, tanks, jeeps and supplies all over the world. After the war it served as a high school in New York City... More 

Thank NUHusker
Moyock, North Carolina
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Norfolk Cruise. My wife and I enjoyed the cruise immensely. The weather was chilly and overcast especially for the end of May, but the amount of information and attention to detail that all the crew and volunteers exhibited was greatly appreciated. There where over 400 guests on board, but it did not feel crowded at all. This is a great... More 

Thank d1deleonrn
Catonsville, Maryland
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53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015

great ship to tour with a little background on wwII and ship building in baltimore. the ships that won the war.

Thank robpb
Fort Myers, Florida
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141 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Once in a lifetime experience for me. Oct 31 2014 my union MEBA Calhoon school send us up to the John Brown for midnight light off. One of the last 2 Liberty ships that still run! (2700 built during WWII 229 sank) We were so lucky being active licensed marine engineer's to bring the ship from Baltimore to Norfolk VA.... More 

Thank Frederick O
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

My husband was a H.S. Student on the John W. Brown in the early 60's in NYC. This was an awesome experience for him and well as for myself. Brought back so many memories. Ray, who toured us around the ship, was the most dedicated and knowledgeable tours person we have ever met. All of the crew are volunteers who... More 

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Greensburg, PA
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

My grandfather was a merchant marine and worked on a liberty ship. He wanted to visit and show me the jobs he used to do. We had a great time and I learned alot about him and his military experience that day. The weather was perfect and the cruise was fun. I would highly recommend it too anyone who likes... More 

Thank dennis1980
Baltimore, Maryland
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66 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2014

The idea of the Living History Cruise aboard the John W Brown is to give the passengers a taste of what it was like for the sailors on board the Liberty ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean in 1944. These ships carried troops and much needed supplies. They were dangerous voyages with threats from the air and from the sea. One... More 

Thank Sabrina R
Silver Springs, Florida
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504 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

What's a better way to relive our past, than to sail aboard one of the ships that helped maintain our freedom in WWII. The Liberty ships weren't a technological wonder - there were just more of them than the enemy could sink. My dad worked on the first Liberty ship (the SS Patrick Henry) when she was built in Baltimore... More 

Thank HoopFL
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Received a phone call from my Grandfather asking if I wanted to go on a 6 hour cruise on a WWII Liberty Ship. I said I would love to and thus we went on the May 24th Veterans Appreciation Cruise. For this particular day, the vast majority of passengers were WWII and Korean War vets. The entire crew (all volunteers)... More 

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