$4 for a Self-Guided Tour of the USS Salem in Quincy (Up to $8 Value)

Boston

188 Ratings

Value Discount You Save
$8 50% $4
Give as a Gift
Limited quantity available
Over 400 bought

In a Nutshell

  • One of nation's only preserved naval heavy cruisers
  • Featured on Ghost Hunters

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 30, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only on Sat. and Sun. until 6/15/11. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

USS Salem - Boston: $4 for a Self-Guided Tour of the USS Salem in Quincy (Up to $8 Value)

When anchored, ships offer a variety of activities for young sailors, including exciting rounds of Extreme Ship Makeover and attempts to fit them into large glass bottles. Explore a more refined shipping scene with today's Groupon: for $4, you get one admission and self-guided tour of the USS Salem, docked near the Fore River Bridge in Quincy (up to an $8 value).

Self-guided tours of the USS Salem, one of the nation's only preserved naval heavy cruisers, indulge history buffs with Cold War naval history at their own pace. Commissioned in 1949, the USS Salem served a 10-year career patrolling the Atlantic and Mediterranean as a lady of diplomacy, where she hosted ambassadors, royalty, and pirates disguised as fish sticks. Climb aboard the great ship, which now rests in the former Quincy Fore River Shipyard, and explore its individual narrative while honoring those who served on it through a variety of exhibitions and memorials. A map of the ship’s explorable zones and a brochure chock-full of historical tidbits will aid maritime meandering.

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.

Customer Reviews

188 Ratings

A step back in time. My family and I enjoyed the experience.
William R. · September 11, 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.
Sharon C. · August 30, 2016
Very interesting and the people who volunteer their time are most knowledgeable.
Kenneth F. · August 27, 2016

15% Bonus Savings
Get an extra 15% off local restaurants, spas, salons, and more to use within 48 hours of your Goods order! See details
By purchasing this deal you'll unlock points which can be spent on discounts and rewards. Every 5,000 points can be redeemed for $5 Off your next purchase.
Please select an option to add / remove from wishlist
Grouber
{}