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United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum

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Old rusty ship brings history alive on a cold wintry day for an unforgettable family field trip

The raw, cold wind blew chills into our spines as we walked up the gangplank onto yet another of... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
Diana F
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Great ship, last of it's kind

Well worth the trip and time to see this beauty. She is a great ship and built in a great city. She... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Goodeye03
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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17 Jul 2018
“Old rusty ship brings history alive on a cold wintry day for an unforgettable family field trip”
24 Jun 2018
“Great ship, last of it's kind”
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

The raw, cold wind blew chills into our spines as we walked up the gangplank onto yet another of Dad's field trips. His love for history often left me yawning at the dinner table. This was different. We were actually climbing up and down stairs...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Diana F
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Well worth the trip and time to see this beauty. She is a great ship and built in a great city. She was even used in a feature film many years ago. Great attraction for anyone interested in Navy ships.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 14 July 2017

you can look all through this very large ship and see how the crew lived.many museum displays inside the ship and a chance to see places where most people are never allowed access to. if you have any interest in ships or the navy you...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank bill f
Reviewed 16 June 2017

Very friendly staff who I believe are volunteers. Good peace of history and worth reading the little paragraphs of history located around the boat.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 15 August 2013

An excellent example of ship building in the United States in front of excellent example of a Shipyard now in ruins. This is a very well kept piece of navel history. Very easy self guided tour of the ship. When is class of cruiser was...More

Date of experience: August 2013
2  Thank jwcorbet
Reviewed 20 June 2013

Very worthwhile attraction to visit, especially for naval history buffs. You have access to a reasonable percentage of the ship and guns. If you've been to the USS New Jersey in Camden, NJ, the USS Salem is like a smaller version of that (gross oversimplification...More

Date of experience: April 2013
5  Thank dracothraxus
Reviewed 20 May 2012

We were given a personal guided tour of the ship by a former sailor on the USS Newport News, a sister ship to the Salem. This guy knew what he was talking about. We literally got take from stern to bow and learnt so much....More

Date of experience: May 2012
6  Thank macavity22
Reviewed 28 July 2011

This was a hidden gem. You can tour the entire ship (USS Salem). It is easy to do a self-tour (lots of information) or does offer a guided tour. There is a memorial inside the museum (inside the ship) for WW II ships and sailors...More

Date of experience: July 2011
6  Thank michmom82
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