Choose Between Two Options
- $14 for all-day historic ship admission for two ($28 value)
- $25 for all-day historic ship admission for four ($56 value)
Ship not available March 7, 2017 through April 7, 2017.
USS Turner Joy Historic Museum
The USS Turner Joy Historic Museum is the rare seaworthy museum. Commissioned in 1959, the naval destroyer saw combat action throughout the Vietnam War, including the infamous Gulf of Tonkin incident. Now, the ship spends its retirement moored in Bremerton, where it welcomes visitors looking to learn maritime history in an experiential way. Below, some key facts about the establishment:
- Size: 127.5 meters long, from bow to stern
- Eye-Catcher: The ladders and hatches, still in place from the ship's seafaring days, which guests use as they explore the premises.
- Permanent Exhibits: The ship itself, with intact inner workings ranging from its artillery and engine room to navigational systems and crew quarters.
- Don't Miss: The story of the ship's namesake, Charles Turner Joy. He was a navy captain, a diplomat, a writer, and part of the team that escorted President Woodrow Wilson to France by sea.