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Steamship William G. Mather

1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
+1 216-574-6262
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Very interesting self guided tour

I really enjoyed the Mather after my R&R Hall of Fame. Some of the staff were very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
Enjoyable tour

Tour was enjoyable and informative. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable (Allison). Lots to learn... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Batavia, New York
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The 618-foot-long Mather, a restored 1925 Great Lakes bulk freighter, is a floating maritime museum.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good37%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
+1 216-574-6262
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I really enjoyed the Mather after my R&R Hall of Fame. Some of the staff were very knowledgeable about the ship and it's history.

Thank johnnydaigle
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tour was enjoyable and informative. Our guide was fun and knowledgeable (Allison). Lots to learn about shipping on the Great Lakes!!

Thank dands238
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know this existed but when my boyfriend and I visited the R&R Hall of Fame we spied this gorgeous ship sitting nearby. We went to investigate, paid our admission thinking it was going to be a brief display and maybe a chance to...More

Thank CSIMelissa
Reviewed 11 May 2017

You get to go deep in the bowels of the ship. It is free with science Center nextdoor. I'm not sure if it is a basic science center ticket. We went on board after it rained. The deck was very slippery. Just a warning. I...More

Thank JayWider
Reviewed 17 February 2017

I'm not one for history but this was amazing. The restoration of the ship is original and to visually see the size of the area they use to transport material was huge. The view of Cleveland and Lake Erie is beautiful.

Thank FourSisters2016
Reviewed 16 February 2017

beautiful ship...each level is accessed by climbing up or down an attached ladder...not for the weak and wear tennis shoes not sandals. the furniture is antique original and the dining room is set up to reflect the era of travel seen by this rustic steamship....More

Thank susiebonnet
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure how many places you can go and see an authentic steam ship with cargo bay area's and Captain's Quarters. Personally I've never seen one in another city so I would say this and the USS Cod (submarine from world war ll), especially...More

Thank svact
Reviewed 17 October 2016

For those folks interested in maritime or Great Lakes history, this is a must see. Other reviewers have noted that the ship was boring and involved going up and down narrow steep stairways. Well folks, that was life on a freighter. These are both homes...More

Thank Campmaster55
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Bottom line: Very hot in the summer. Old but nice history. Worth it if you think the admission is going to maintain and help restore the ship. We got these tickets when we bought our Great Lakes Science Center. We visited during Summer and it...More

Thank Loreen B
Reviewed 5 September 2016

If you are interested in Great Lakes maritime shipping & history, the William G. Mather provides great insight into the subject. Most, but not all, of the exhibits you encounter upon first entering the former cargo hold to start the tour are geared more towards...More

Thank Christopher C
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What is the cost for this exhibit? Is it walking distance from the Marriott Key Center? Their website never seems to work.
21 July 2016|
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Response from adnil45 | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 15-20 minute walk. It's definitely worth it.
How long does the tour take
10 May 2015|
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Response from DutchH37 | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow around 2 hours, but that's just me. It certainly can be done in less time.
Maxine K
When is the Steamship Mather open in 2015? I plan to be in the area on May 1, and would like to visit. Also, how do you get tickets? Thanks
25 February 2015|
Response from DutchH37 | Reviewed this property |
This is the published hours. Hours: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Open May, Sept. and Oct., Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm Closed now, Tickets are sold at the ship entrance. They are... More