Visitors take a one-hour guided tour of a fully-functional World War II vessel with a rich, wartime history; photography allowed
About This Deal
- Admission for Two People
- Admission for Four People
- Admission for Six People
One-Year Seaman Membership for Two People. Includes:
- Free admission for each member
- HNSA Reciprocal Museum Free Admission Program at participating museums
- Subscription to the Phoenix newsletter
- 10% off at the ship gift shop
Tours are approximately 60 minute-long and include the Main Deck, Troop Berthing, Tank Deck, Mess Deck, Galley, Stern of the ship (Guns and Anchor), Wheel House, Officer’s Country, and the Captain’s Cabin.
January - March: Tours are available Saturdays 10 a.m.–3 p.m. with the last tour starting at 3 p.m., closing at 4 p.m.
April - May : Tours are available Tuesday - Sunday
June - August : Tours are available Monday - Sunday
About USS LST Ship Memorial
LSTs were an integral part of the United States' naval endeavors during World War II—LST signifies "landing ship, tank", meaning that these vessels could support amphibious missions, traveling directly onto shore without docking, for a quick release of troops, cargo, and tanks. The LST-325 began life as a war vessel in October 1942, and made her first journey out to sea in February of the following year. After serving the US proudly during the Second World War, the year following, and a brief stint with Greece's navy, she was acquired by The USS Ship Memorial, Inc. in 2000 and sailed across the Atlantic one final time. Now, visitors can take a guided tour of the fully operational ship where she lives in Evansville, Indiana, gleaning a sense of her grand history and witnessing the maintenance of such an impressive barge.
Here's some more information about the guided tour:
- Covers these areas of the ship: the main deck, troop berthing, the tank deck, mess deck, the galley, the ship's stern, the wheel house, the officer's country, and the captain's cabin
- Visitors travel throughout the ship's body, even down below via three different sets of stairs.
- Questions are encouraged throughout the tour, as are photos.