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Museum Ship Valley Camp

#3 of 23 things to do in Sault Ste. Marie Features Animals
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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A Real Learning Experience

In the early 70's, I would casually watch the ships pass through the locks. I regret that I didn't... read more

Reviewed 22 December 2016
Alfred, Maine
Interesting Museum

We learned a lot in this museum about the oar and shipping industry. We were amazed at the size of... read more

Reviewed 9 November 2016
Patricia E
Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
501 E Water St, Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-2038
+1 906-632-3658
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Reviewed 22 December 2016

In the early 70's, I would casually watch the ships pass through the locks. I regret that I didn't pay more attention. As I walked through the Valley Camp I thought damn, I missed a great opportunity to enjoy these ships, the Great Lakes, crews,...More

Thank JoeyK2559
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We learned a lot in this museum about the oar and shipping industry. We were amazed at the size of the ship. The exhibits are well laid out and easy to visit. The staff was friendly and answered our questions as well as give use...More

Thank Patricia E
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Because it was raining when we wanted to go on the Soo Locks Boat tour we decided to tour the Valley Camp in the meantime. We were all glad that we took that opportunity to tour the ship and learn so many interesting things and...More

Thank patti19672016
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The weather was cold and raining so we opted for a couple of hours in this museum. We enjoyed it very much - particularly the Edmund Fitzgerald shipwreck section. It included a couple of documentaries about the shipwreck. I think all ages would enjoy this...More

Thank CayugaCarol
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Plan on several hours to see all the exhibits in the hull. Great Edmund Fitzgerald display (they have the lifeboats)

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Very interesting overview of the commercial shipping industry in the great lakes. Some displays are a bit dated but still interesting

Thank Ryan G
Reviewed 5 October 2016

It's fun to go right inside one of the freighters. To see the rooms that the crew stayed in. Of course the Edmond Fitzgerald exhibit was amazing.

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum! Price was reasonable and there was a lot to see. It was nice to be able to walk almost three entire ship from top to bottom. Had fun!

Thank Jana W
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is an opportunity to see a Marine Museum and ship all at once. Exhibits were nicely done and the Edmund Fitzgerald life boat unique to see. Having never been on a Great Lakes Freighter before this was a rare opportunity and worth the time...More

Thank TouristGuru
Reviewed 1 October 2016

So glad we had Paul for our guide. He was so knowledgeable and could make history come alive. He not only knows the Museum inside and out but also knows about many historic homes, monuments, and sites in the area. Being inside Vally Camp gives...More

Thank ggerskine
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1 May 2017|
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
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.
31 December 2016|
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Response from Mindy D | Property representative |
Yes there is on street parking and we share the parking lot with St. Mary's Church next door. Regular rates are $7.00 per adult, if you contact our office to book a group tour we have discounted rates for large groups... More