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Museum Ship Valley Camp

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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Valley Camp Museum

Good museum. Have been going since the 1970's. They keep it fresh and timely. Dress warm. Lots of... read more

Reviewed February 13, 2018
deepnhock
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Brooklet, Georgia
Closed For Winter

Went on January 11, 2018. The facility was closed for the winter season. It looks like it would be... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2018
YIISD
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Houston, Texas
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We are open Mid-May to Mid October! For more information click on the website link on Tripadvisor. Retired Great Lakes Freighter with over 100 exhibits on Shipping and Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. Access into the Engine Room, walk the Upper Deck to see crew quarters and pilot house. 3 levels to tour with ramp system for easy access.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good31%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
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+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Good museum. Have been going since the 1970's. They keep it fresh and timely. Dress warm. Lots of walking.

Thank deepnhock
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Reviewed 15 January 2018 via mobile

Went on January 11, 2018. The facility was closed for the winter season. It looks like it would be a great experience. I would hope to return & your the museum.

1  Thank YIISD
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the Valley Camp Museum. Our family is quite interested in ships and our son was excited to actually be on an actual freighter. The displays were interesting, and the lifeboats from the Fitz were a big highlight for us.

Thank ESmith583
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This place is probably the most thorough history of the shipping industry through the Soo that you'll find. The museum is on an actual retired freighter, and it contains the only surviving lifeboat from the Edmund Fitzgerald wreck. The collection of artifacts is extensive, and...More

2  Thank LeeWreviews
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Reviewed 30 November 2017

Took the family for a day around the Soo.. Museum and the Locks...a great day for some history and family discussion.

Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

My husband is more the "museum" type, reading everything at the exhibits, so he enjoyed it more than I did. We were there for an hour and a half. I probably would have been through in less than an hour if I had been on...More

1  Thank Ann B
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

interesting and well done way to actually see the ins and outs of a large freighter. Shipwreck information and shipping "museum" things were very interesting and up close.

Thank jsvankuiken
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Reviewed 13 September 2017

Decided to take the tour of the Valley Camp ship while waiting to go on our tour of the Soo Locks. Did purchase the basic combination ticket which included the Historical Tower and the Valley Camp ship. The Valley camp ship was interesting with alot...More

1  Thank Rick S
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Reviewed 8 September 2017

We toured this ship last year when we were at Sault Saint Marie. It is very interesting and a wealth of information!

Thank E1497ZLcheryll
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We wanted to see what it was like in the freighters passing through the Soo Locks and found a retired freighter that has been converted into a museum. The Valley Camp was built in 1915 and had spent many years carrying it's bulk cargo to...More

1  Thank Roger B
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Jeffrey L
21 April 2018|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes you can use a scooter to get to all 3 levels via our ramp system, only area you would have stairs is up to the pilot house. We also have chairs placed on each level to sit as well.
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KEITH J
2 May 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes we are handicapped accessible, we have 3 levels to tour and a ramp system that will take you to each level. The upper deck and lower cargo hold floors are not level so walking might be harder for some but wheel chairs... More
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Eri E
23 March 2017|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Unfortunately we are not open at this time of year. We are open Mid May to Mid October.
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