Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, Bay City

4.9
Guests are invited to tour the decommissioned, Vietnam-Era Destroyer. Approximately 95% of the ship is open to see. All tours are self-guided unless otherwise noted.

Adult tickets are $10, kids 3 - 17 are $8, kids 2 and under are free. Tin Can Sailor Association members are admitted free with proof of membership. Active duty personal are free when in uniform and $5 with ID card.

***PLEASE NOTE, you cannot find us on GPS. The easiest way to get directions is to enter USS EDSON on Google Maps.
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  • Vets were very friendly and informative about the history of the ship, would be very educational for students of all ages  more »
  • It was a really learning experience of how life at sea in a navy vessel can be, small and terrifying at time while also very intense and active.  more »
  • We visited the museum thinking it would be a 15-20 minute walk, turns out Bill Randal kept us engaged for 2 hours. It was one of the best tours I have experienced. Fascinating ship, interesting storie...  more »
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  • The vets giving tours were incredible! They told fantastic stories. I'll be going back. I hope more volunteers and donations will help provide a complete renovation at some point. This part of our history needs telling.
  • This is an amazing place! You really get to see the ins and outs of about every space on this ship! Rick took us on a tour and he showed us so much about the history and workings of the boat. He answered every question and kept all my kids interested for the whole tour. Don't miss this!
  • This ship was very cool. You learn alot about how the navy guys lived
  • Long line but that's to be expected for a Halloween event. It was so awesome. They clearly spent a lot of time setting it up with the lights,sounds,and crew working together. Really well done. I would definitely go back during the regular season for a history tour.
  • A must see for young and old well worth the time and effort
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