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Steamship William G. Mather

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The outside was nice, did not get in.

We were staying next door to this in the Harbor. Sadly it was closed when we decided to go in. It... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2018
Oshawa, Canada
Good example of ore hauler

Museum ships are interesting to visit, and this one is unusual in that it is a civilian ship, an... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
James P
Cleveland, Ohio
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The 618-foot-long Mather, a restored 1925 Great Lakes bulk freighter, is a floating maritime museum.
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1001 E 9th St, North Coast Harbor Park, Cleveland, OH 44114-1003
+1 216-696-2000
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

We were staying next door to this in the Harbor. Sadly it was closed when we decided to go in. It is huge from the other side of the pier, from the water. We took nice photos of this in the twilight and that is...More

Thank Rockiroads
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Museum ships are interesting to visit, and this one is unusual in that it is a civilian ship, an ore carrier. It's well preserved, and many areas are open for exploration. Enough informative signs are present but if you are familiar with naval vessels you'll...More

Thank James P
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to the Science Center a ton of times but this was our first trip to the ship. It was very very cool. The pathway is clearly marked for a smooth self-guided tour. We have 2 boys (8&5) and both enjoyed it but the...More

Thank Maegan2450
Reviewed 4 September 2018

The ship is gorgeous from the outside. Unfortunately, I did not get to see inside as it is closed this week. They need to make their hours more clear. There were other people hoping to see the ship too. The Science Center is closed this...More

Thank jrperkins3
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

We have been to the air show on Labor day weekend the past 2 years. Always did vip seating on the flight line. This year we tried a new idea. The Great Lakes Science Center and the William G. Mather has a special for the...More

Thank cvsjtravel
Reviewed 26 August 2018

My son is an avid sailor, and in general likes anything to do with boats. Since we had some time to spare in Cleveland, we decided to do this tour. It took about an hour and is priced appropriately. It's a pretty self-explanatory tour, follow...More

1  Thank CamAndPhoebsDad
Reviewed 12 August 2018

The Steamship W.G Mather is part of a larger science museum and located in Cleveland. You can buy your way on for under $10 a person and see just about every part of a steamship from the golden era of freighters on the great lakes....More

1  Thank Mike O
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

I love history and engineering and this was a great museum to do in about 30 mins. I took my 11 year old son with me and it was a lot of fun to walk around the ship. The coolest part was the engine room

Thank Nick F
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Visited here with family. We all found the self tour interesting including my eight year old granddaughter.

Thank Truckie351
Reviewed 9 December 2017

This is the place to watch The Cleveland Nation Air Show from!!! you'll perfect front row seat, you can get on and off the ship no problem for food and get there early to enjoy a self guided tour of the aging ship... A true...More

1  Thank waltr2014
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20 July 2016|
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Response from adnil45 | Reviewed this property |
It's about a 15-20 minute walk. It's definitely worth it.
10 May 2015|
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Response from DutchH37 | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow around 2 hours, but that's just me. It certainly can be done in less time.
Maxine N
24 February 2015|
Response from DutchH37 | Reviewed this property |
This is the published hours. Hours: Open Memorial Day to Labor Day, Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Open May, Sept. and Oct., Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12pm-5pm Closed now, Tickets are sold at the ship entrance. They are... More