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739 Washington Street, Quincy

Self-Guided Tour for Two or Four Aboard the USS "Salem" (Up to 42% Off)

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Decommissioned heavy cruiser featured on SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters hosts exhibits and memorials on Cold War history

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3 ratings3 reviews
December 29, 2016
A wonderful way to learn about Cold War history and the ingenuity that Americans possessed from a militaristic standpoint. Tributes to fallen heroes from multiple wars, memorabilia and film archives make this monument a unique take in. We were very fortunate to have had a long term staff member escort us around the ship, telling us unknown stories. A great take in for families however there are sections with substantial and steep stairs so I'd not recommended it for young children or seniors.
3 ratings2 reviews
September 11, 2016
A step back in time. My family and I enjoyed the experience.
Sharonhelpful reviewer
6 ratings3 reviews
August 30, 2016
we had a private tour with a retired mechanic military on the ship since it was just the 4 of us !! they are really nice and a very interesting place for a visit.
1 ratings1 reviews
August 13, 2016
Great afternoon on the USS Salem. The volunteers were friendly and helpful!
5 ratings4 reviews
August 1, 2016
The USS Salem is a one of a kind piece of American history. She is currently undergoing restoration so don't be surprised if you come upon volunteers lovingly applying new paint or working on equipment. The tour staff was very friendly and helpful!
Michelletop reviewer
23 ratings11 reviews
July 31, 2016
Museum areas are great... Lots of information
4 ratings3 reviews
July 30, 2016
must see for Navy fans.
Thomastop reviewer
15 ratings15 reviews
July 16, 2016
Very much enjoyed setting foot on this majestic vessel. Brought back my days aboard another US Naval vessel the Iredell County LST-839 during the Vietnam war.
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About This Deal

Choose Between Two Options

  • $10 for a self-guided tour for two ($16 value)
  • $18.50 for a self-guided tour for four ($32 value)

Fine Print

Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 5 per person, may buy 5 additional as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Valid on weekends until 7/1. Valid any day between 7/1 - 9/5. Not valid during special events. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About USS Salem

In 1949, the USS Salem began its 10-year career patrolling the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea. A flagship of the 6th Fleet during the Cold War era, it served as a “Lady of Diplomacy,” using its massive canons to impress ambassadors, not to fire on enemies. The ship also made headlines in 1953 when it harbored refugees from Greece following a massive earthquake.

Today permanently docked in Quincy Fore River Shipyard, the Salem is one of the last preserved naval heavy cruisers in the world. Three quarters of the ship is used to honor the history of those who served, with features including a Navy SEALs exhibit, the USS Newport News Memorial Room, and a US Navy Cruiser Sailor Memorial. In addition to memories, the Salem also hosts birthday parties and overnight adventures filled with simulated battles and real-life survival instruction. If they listen closely, visitors might even hear some of the spooky sounds that earned the ship a feature on the SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters in 2009.