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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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Open today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Awesome Museum!

We were passing through and noticed this museum offers FREE pet kennels! Yayyy! Thank you for... read more

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sally s
Richmond, Canada
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Pleasant surprise

I am so glad I decided to do this museum. So very interesting and a lot to see. There was a lot... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Laura D
Birch Run, Michigan
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“great lakes”(102 reviews)
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...more
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed today via mobile

We were passing through and noticed this museum offers FREE pet kennels! Yayyy! Thank you for thinking of our fur babies!!!

Thank sally s
Reviewed 1 week ago

I am so glad I decided to do this museum. So very interesting and a lot to see. There was a lot of lake and shipping history on board. I enjoyed seeing the rooms that the sailors stayed in while on board.

Thank Laura D
Reviewed 1 week ago

The docent was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Perfectly easy to visit, and it's free !

Thank susanmM5275HY
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had been to the Sue locks many times in the past but never stopped at the Valley Camp museum. This freighter offers a true insight to the structure, size and the equipment of a great lakes freighter. It was absolutely phenomenal. Will,A museum employee,...More

Thank Larry M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although we have a cottage on the St. Clair River and see freighters going by all the time, it is rare to have the opportunity to see the inside of one. It is amazing to see how large they are, although this freighter is small...More

Thank Renée S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It seems that every time I have gone to the Soo, I have to stop and visit the Valley Camp Museum. Freighters have always fascinated me, and it is always fun to explore one of the early ships of the Great Lakes. Not much has...More

Thank paulandnichole
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tons of history - great, informative displays of all kinds make this a fun place for all ages. You can tour the entire ship from engine room to captain's bridge!! Be sure to allow lots of time!

Thank Howard E
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Very interesting stuff, but please remember that it is a ship, and about half the the museum's displays accessed by the deck of the ship, so it's best if you pick a day with mild winds, and hopefully some sunshine!

Thank Timothy P
Reviewed 28 May 2018

More to see and experience than you may think! Will, one of the personnel was on hand and available to answer questions, give information and advice on the many aspects of Maritime life and was a wealth of knowledge. Don't go thinking you will be...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 13 February 2018

Good museum. Have been going since the 1970's. They keep it fresh and timely. Dress warm. Lots of walking.

Thank deepnhock
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Jeffrey L
21 April 2018|
Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes you can use a scooter to get to all 3 levels via our ramp system, only area you would have stairs is up to the pilot house. We also have chairs placed on each level to sit as well.
2 May 2017|
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
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.