Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, Bay City

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The Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is dedicated to documenting the history of the United States Navy. The museum will be permanently housed in the USS Edson, a retired United States Navy destroyer that has recently been converted to a museum. The museum is located in Bay City, Michigan, United States. The man responsible for this destroyer being opened for a museum is Mike Kegley, the president of the Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum, who has worked on the project for the last fifteen years. This destroyer will be the main event for the museum as it has plans to expand into other exhibits in the years to come. The vice president Richard Janke, the Secretary Mary Kegley, and the treasurer Mark Janke also run the museum.
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  • I've been on quite a few Museum Ships over the years. I really enjoyed the U.S.S. Edson. I was impressed by how much of the ship you can actually get to. I spent a lot of time checking out the... 
    I've been on quite a few Museum Ships over the years. I really enjoyed the U.S.S. Edson. I was impressed by how much of the ship you can actually get to. I spent a lot of time checking out the...  more »
  • If you love history and/or museums of any kind, this is a great place to visit. It was super affordable and self guided. My only advice is that if you visit in colder months, bundle up because it’s... 
    If you love history and/or museums of any kind, this is a great place to visit. It was super affordable and self guided. My only advice is that if you visit in colder months, bundle up because it’s...  more »
  • Had a good tour with Bill. had a lot of laughs as he showed us around, i definitely recommend a visit to this amazing ship. 
    Had a good tour with Bill. had a lot of laughs as he showed us around, i definitely recommend a visit to this amazing ship.  more »
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  • Amazing! So much history! We took an unguided tour and enjoyed every moment. You go at ur own pace, you have time to look, explore, learn, take photos, and appreciate the greatness of this ship! There are information plaques, so very many historical photos, books, objects, and medals. You get to see so much, from the guns, torpedoes, the massive engines, mess hall, crew and officer quarters, the bridge, radar room, you can climb up to the top, and be "king of the world" at the bow! My family had a wonderful time! The staff was friendly, knowledgeable, and eager to share their stories and experiences. It was an adventure we will never forget!
  • Amazing way to create a museum and let the country men see a piece of the action from war. It looks amazing driving over the bridge and seeing that ship in the water!
  • Not a bad haunt. More family friendly, then truly scary. Not a bad way to spend a night and the money goes for a good cause
  • Wonderful Folks at work there. Kind enough to let me see it even though they had closed for the day. Live in Dallas so I've been meaning to visit it for many years now. Young lady that work there knew my mother and my brother small world
  • Self guided tour when we went. Very good experience, very affordable. Gives a whole new perspective to what navymen go thru.

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