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A bit of WWII history

Bring the family to review of history of the US Navy. I had enjoyed the time that I spent there... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
mibruce
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New York City, New York
uss slater

excelent experience with my brother sense our father passed away and was in the army you watch a... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2019
inloveat1989
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Albany, New York
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During World War II 563 Destroyer Escorts battled Nazi U-Boats on the North Atlantic protecting convoys of men and supplies. In the Pacific, they stood first in line to defend naval task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Today only one remains afloat in...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bring the family to review of history of the US Navy. I had enjoyed the time that I spent there. Please take the time to visit the ship.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mibruce
Reviewed 14 February 2019

excelent experience with my brother sense our father passed away and was in the army you watch a short movie about the ship,tour guy talks a little about the ship and the you go see it i learn a lot...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank inloveat1989
Reviewed 13 February 2019

We had a great time. This is a very historic place to visit. Located in downtown Albany,N.Y.. The children loved the fact that they were actually on a World War 2 ship,that was at sea during the war.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

We were touring downtown and had no idea there was a destroyer in the hudson at Albany. Pretty cool way to visit some history.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

Our guide Art was the best. He was informative, funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time and it was a great way to spend veterans day

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 November 2018 via mobile

My husband served on a ship very much like the Slater and wanted to go on board. We had a very informative tour and would definitely recommend a visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Touring the USS Slater, which is the only World War II Destroyer afloat in America today, was very interesting. It showed how our Sailors actually lived while serving our Country. The tour took us back in history to 1945 and showed the daily 24 hour...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Great tour of a WWII Destroyer Escort ship that the US Navy had 564 of and the life aboard ship our Seaman endured. There is an enormous amount of History aboard this "Tin Can" as my father referred to it, as he was on board...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank C6CarbonFlash
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

So satisfied with touring this icon. The history told by our guide Evan was interesting and I don’t doubt for one minute his accuracy with all the fascinating facts he knew by heart. The ship is in terrific condition thanks to hundreds of volunteers that...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Eburkartjr
Reviewed 4 November 2018

As a former navy tin can sailor. Visiting the Slater is always a pleasure. The staff help direct you to important facts about the history of this ship which only adds to the mystique.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Barb V
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Response from mmyatt01757 | Reviewed this property |
Oh my gosh! I didn't see your question! It took us about 1 1/2 hours and I still wanted to see more But I think it might depend on your guide. Our guy was talkative. Minimum is probably about an hour. GREAT time. Trip... More
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Walter B
23 September 2016|
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The cost of the tour is $8.00 for adults and $7.00 for adults age 65+. You might find their website interesting. They have a newsletter that you may receive by email. The site gives history and times for visits. For the so... More
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If you come across the Dunn Memorial bridge on Route 20, you can take the first exit into downtown Albany. It is less than a mile from there. If you are coming on 787, take the Empire State Plaza exit and get off at the... More
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