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Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum reviews
a must see we would go back with our friends to see. best for school field trips for a history class. War ship that’s a must see
a must see we would go back with our friends to see. best for school field trips for a history class. War ship that’s a must see more »
Our family visited the ship and it was a fascinating experience. Mr. Bill found us on the ship and was kind of enough to guide us and give us so much information about the crew and the ship...
Our family visited the ship and it was a fascinating experience. Mr. Bill found us on the ship and was kind of enough to guide us and give us so much information about the crew and the ship... more »
I had such an amazing time at the ship yesterday (3-25-23). I went with my friend and it was so cool and the all the volunteers and workers were so friendly and I recommend this to everyone who will..... more
I had such an amazing time at the ship yesterday (3-25-23). I went with my friend and it was so cool and the all the volunteers and workers were so friendly and I recommend this to everyone who will..... more »
Amazing! So much history! We took an unguided tour and enjoyed every moment. You go at ur own pace, you have time to look, explore, learn, take photos, and appreciate the greatness of this ship! There are information plaques, so very many historical photos, books, objects, and medals. You get to see so much, from the guns, torpedoes, the massive engines, mess hall, crew and officer quarters, the bridge, radar room, you can climb up to the top, and be "king of the world" at the bow! My family had a wonderful time! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to share their stories and experiences. It was an adventure we will never forget!
This is an extremely well preserved ship. You can go into many, many areas of the ship from the bridge down to the engine rooms. There is a map showing the layout of the ship. That is worth having with you during the visit. You aren’t likely to get lost, however it’s possible you will miss some of the areas of the ship without the map or find yourself retracing your steps. You can, for example, look into the gun mounts and see how the shells were loaded into the barrel. There is Full access to the crew and officers quarters as well as the various facets of the ship including Sickbay, administrative areas like the mail room and the ship’s mess. This has a very authentic feel, as if you can tell the ship was in action and used for a number of years and crewed by many men during those years. You get a great view of the surrounding area from the bridge level. Definitely make a visit to the gift shop.
A very cool experience. So much to see while on the Edson. It's a self-guided tour with signs that explain things. Not a bad price for all you get to see. The staff are super cool and you can tell they have a respect for the ship and for our military.
This was a fun tour. It is supposed to be self guided but we were lucky enough to meet up with a veteran that was on board making repairs to the ship. He had actually served on the ship in the 1980's so we ended up having a guided tour and learned interesting facts from someone that experienced life there. Highly recommend.
Very cool if you haven’t been on a destroyer before, great family excursion that can you can control how you long you spend. Like others have said you go at your own pace with a printed information guide. There’s some great history from combat use in Vietnam, communications center in NY City for 911 and the tug journey from Philly to Bay City.
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