$10 for Two Tickets to American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum (Up to $20 Value)

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In a Nutshell

  • Fully operational WWII ship
  • Self-guided or docent-led tours
  • See photos, uniforms, naval gear, artifacts & more

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Ships allow humans to cross vast bodies of water or, with the guidance of a completely inept captain, one enormous mountain. Take a successful voyage with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum at its permanent location in the Channelside District (up to a $20 value).

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum envelopes visitors in ship life and maritime culture on board World War II ship the SS American Victory, which served in three wars after launching in 1945 and is one of the only fully operational WWII ships remaining. Clamor aboard for a self-guided or docent-led tour through the ship's cargo rooms, galley, crew cabins, and encyclopedic barnacle collection. The ship itself is 455 feet long and 109 feet high, containing a total of nine decks and four anchors. Patrons can relive maritime life through photos, uniforms, naval gear, and rare artifacts, equally fascinating to history buffs, casual visitors, and temporally displaced 16th-century merchant sailors alike.


Cigar City Magazine featured American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum, and five TripAdvisors give the museum an average of 3.5 owl eyes:

  • Renovating the ship as a working mariners’ memorial and museum was a Herculean task that continues today. The Tampa Bay maritime community has gone all out to see the project through. – Charles Fuss, Cigar City Magazine
  • I found it to absolutly entralling [sic]. The staff were very helpful and knolagable [sic], answering all of our questions. – nothingsochildish, TripAdvisor

American Victory Ship Mariners Memorial Museum

Since its construction in 1944, the 455-foot SS American Victory has weathered quite a few storms, including World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. From those storms, the steamship developed a rich history filled with stories that echo throughout its three-level cargo holds, hospital, flying bridge, mess halls, crew cabins, and lifeboats. Located in downtown Tampa, behind The Florida Aquarium, the cargo vessel now serves as a museum with exhibits showcasing rare artifacts including photographs, uniforms, medals, documents, and naval gear. Guests on the shipboard museum may take in the history at their own pace with self-guided tours, or book a guided tour led by knowledgeable docents able to walk backward as smoothly as Michael Jackson.

Customer Reviews

Super interesting self-guided tour. Ran into a guide who told us a little more about the ship, which was nice to hear. Loved the grittiness of it all, seeing how troops lived and worked.
Brianna M. · February 15, 2017
This place is so cool. You get to walk all over the ship and see the living quarters, bathrooms, kitchen, decks, battle shooter, etc. Best to go when it is under 85 degrees out, as some parts can get a little warm. I loved it! There is even a metal tube that you can talk through from one deck to another. Parking is free if you drive right up to the ship.
Michelle R. · February 13, 2017
amazing totally worth seeing!!!
Tiffany C. · January 30, 2017
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    705 Channelside Dr.

    Tampa, Florida 33602

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