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Great tour

Our guide Art was the best. He was informative, funny and knowledgeable. We had a great time and it... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Wallkill, New York
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Great tour

My husband served on a ship very much like the Slater and wanted to go on board. We had a very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New Bern, North Carolina
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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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
Broadway and Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
+1 518-431-1943
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 July 2008

We actually live about 30 minutes from Albany, but never really checked out the city as a tourist destination. I decided it was time to show the boys (22 mo's & 7 yrs old) the USS Slater, since we weren't making it to the Intrepid...More

7  Thank travelingnoisemakers
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 July 2015

I thought the ship will be bigger but it was small. We just took pictures in front of it. It's right off the highway so it is not inconvenient at all to see the ship with your own eyes.More

4  Thank Albert C
Rosehn, Public Relations Manager at USS Slater DE-766, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2015

Please explain why you gave USS SLATER an average rating. It appears from your review that you merely took pictures from shoreside. Did tour of the ship? Yes, USS SLATER is not a large battleship or aircraft carrier. We have never promoted her as such....More

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Reviewed 3 days ago 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

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Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank C6CarbonFlash
Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Eburkartjr
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank Trail825889
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfectly restored Naval Vessel. Well maintained and easy to find with convenient parking and excellent guides. Well worth the time and effort to go and see.

Thank fred5110
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A friend of mine and I ask our hotel what they suggested we do while in town. And they suggested to visit the USS Slater. We had such a great experience. Art was amazing and made the tour interesting and added his own personal stories....More

Thank c3berndt
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My 75-year old mother and I, both Army veterans from a family which also includes multiple service members from most of the branches, toured the ship today and found it extremely interesting. Our volunteer tour guide, Evan, who happens to be a history teacher, was...More

Thank alli_kitty2002
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Albany for a quick trip and decided to take the tour. What an incredible opportunity to explore an actual destroyer ship. Bob was our guide and he did an outstanding job explaining things in a way our kids understood and was patient...More

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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
Walter B
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Response from SUSAN F | Reviewed this property |
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
1 August 2016|
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Response from SUSAN F | Reviewed this property |
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