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USS Slater DE-766

Broadway and Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
+1 518-431-1943
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Amazing tour in Albany

Hands down the best place to go in Albany. Cool destroyer, small but delicate and well maintained... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Yunhan L
via mobile
A 'must-see' for all Americans, young and old. This is the real deal. Emotional history.

This was my second visit to the Slater. My Dad served on a Destroyer Escort and this floating... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
mmyatt01757
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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 America. Step back in time. Return to 1945 aboard USS SLATER. See how Sailors worked, hear the sounds of a living ship, touch a piece of American history, and walk the decks where hundreds of Sailors have walked before.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Broadway and Quay Street, Albany, NY 12202
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+1 518-431-1943
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hands down the best place to go in Albany. Cool destroyer, small but delicate and well maintained. Austin was a great and enthusiastic tour guide, and you get to learn a lot of how tough the life of a crew member was in WWII. Must-see...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was my second visit to the Slater. My Dad served on a Destroyer Escort and this floating museum held a special place in his heart. Mine too. The ship is authentic as much as possible with private collectors loaning authentic parts when needed. Our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Slater is a museum ship, she has been lovingly and accurately restored to her original condition. Not only that but she is the last of her type that are left.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went by myself and took the tour with Al! What a great person! Was an incredible time! Very recommended!

2  Thank Juanfra M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was very informational and our tour guide was great. We had a few men who had served in the Navy and they added a lot to or tour. The tour made me very grateful for the men who served and withstood the living...More

1  Thank cdkempner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fun trip, what a great trip back into an intense time in history. Fun, we picked a very hot day, would recommend cooler weather.

1  Thank Ed H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great tour of this ship. The tour guide was very informative and patient with the kids in the group.

1  Thank vmcmar956257
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My father was a radar man on a destroyer escort in Well. I can't believe how small this ship is and how frightening it must have been to have been under fire and on the ocean in this. He was so proud of his service.

1  Thank Jane J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at the museum so my son could see a navy ship. It was a terrific way to spend about 90 minutes. Evan was our tour guide and he was fantastic! Lots of tidbits of info, the kids got to “test” things out. Very...More

1  Thank Nikki B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Even if you're not a fan of military history it's a great visit for a family and children maybe just old enough to pay attention to all that's here. The staff and volunteers have done an outstanding job of refurbishing this old WW II destroyer...More

1  Thank Dennis M
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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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LikingCuca
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
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