Museum Ship Valley Camp, Sault Ste. Marie

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Inside this great maritime museum, 20th century technology is on display in the S.S. Valley Camp's engine room and pilot house. As you walk through the engine room, be sure to take note of one of the few remaining triple expansion steam engines. Step into the crew's quarter's to get a feel for their living accommodations. Picture yourself at the ship's wheel as you tour the pilot house. Take a moment and imagine life at the helm!

Other exhibits inside this maritime museum, visitors can learn about the Great Lakes, the shipping industry, the Soo Locks, and a memorial and exhibit to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald and her crew. This memorial includes two (2) lifeboats from the sinking of the Fitzgerald. These lifeboats are the largest pieces of wreckage that were recovered.
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  • We enjoyed this museum with 5 young children (ages 1-11). It is super cool to be on a freighter, especially after watching some pass through the locks. Really neat to get to explore and see what it's....  more
    We enjoyed this museum with 5 young children (ages 1-11). It is super cool to be on a freighter, especially after watching some pass through the locks. Really neat to get to explore and see what it's....  more »
  • If you're up in Sault St Marie to tour the Soo Locks make sure you visit the Museum Ship Valley Camp--and give yourself a couple of hours to tour the ship. It's an 'old freighter' about 1/2 the size.....  more
    If you're up in Sault St Marie to tour the Soo Locks make sure you visit the Museum Ship Valley Camp--and give yourself a couple of hours to tour the ship. It's an 'old freighter' about 1/2 the size.....  more »
  • This stop wasn't high on my list, but it turned out to surprisingly interesting. The freighter, which is 1/4 the size of modern freighters, is huge. The museum is well curated and covers the ship... 
    This stop wasn't high on my list, but it turned out to surprisingly interesting. The freighter, which is 1/4 the size of modern freighters, is huge. The museum is well curated and covers the ship...  more »
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  • This was a completely unexpected highlight of our trip. We took a chance going here and do not regret it at all. Seeing a retired freight ship was super cool and extremely engaging. We ended up there an hour or two more than planned. Expect to take your time and see everything that there is to offer there as it definitely is super interesting and engaging!
  • The Museum Sip Valley Campaign did not disappoint. They have educational exhibits that you can read and have things on display to support what is written. You also get to walk around, and self guide, almost the whole ship. There’s an awesome little gift shop for souvenirs too. I was there with my family and it’s very family friendly. They even have a checklist of things for kids to find. If you are in the area- I highly recommend checking this out!
  • Great place to explore and learn about this ship and others from the Great Lakes. Excellent exhibit on the events of the Edmund Fitzgerald--a film to watch and the 2 life boats they recovered-- Plus lots of other artifacts from other ships. If you're interested in history and especially the history of the Great Lakes ships, this is a must see!! Plan on spending some hours here!! There is a gift shop right next door with restrooms. And there is plenty of parking!
  • Great museum. It is super cool everything they showed. It is very educational and fun. If you you go to the top deck then it will be windy but you can see the living quarters and where the captain drove the ship. They also have a small aquarium and a art gallery. I will definitely be visiting again
  • A great place to visit. Informative, and amazing to see artifacts from the shipping industry. The recovered life craft from the Edmund Fitzgerald were a shock to the system,in a good way. The staff is extremely friendly and knowledgeable. It's a treat to be on one of those big ships and to realize it's not even that big in comparison to other freighters. The view is gorgeous and worth the price of admission alone.

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