|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Friday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Saturday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sunday||10:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Beautifully restored to WWII status. Guides are very knowledgeable and bring the on-board experience alive so you get some feeling for what life was like aboard a DE.
This was an awesome tour. The boys,7 & 9, had a fantastic time and couldn't stop raving about it. Mitch, our guide was excellent and encouraged and answered questions. This was just a great experience.
This place is awesome. The last WWII Destroyer escort of its kind. It is being restored as close as possible to the original. You will not ne disappointed. Great piece of history. Thanks a lot for the tour I
The ship has been painstakingly preserved and restored. The guid we had was very enthusiastic and is full of interesting information about the ship.
Great tour. We went free because we got a library pass for the ship. Even without the pass, it would have been worth the money. Its worth the trip.
Very interesting tour that really gives you an appreciation for the conditions in which our men and women served in WWII. The ship is very small in comparison to the vessels of today, but it served a very important purpose. I highly recommend spending a couple of hours to tour this piece of history.
If you live in the Capital District and you haven't been to the USS Slater yet, you really need to go. The USS Slater is a fantastic piece of history and we're lucky to have her in our Waters at Albany New York.
Enjoyed a tour of this amazing piece of history as a Mother's Day gift from my daughters. It was wonderful, the tour guide was knowledgeable , funny and very patient with two little girls on the tour. I love the reference to the movie Mr. Roberts,( the palm tree!!! ) Gave new respect and admiration to all those who serve, a big Thank You!!!!!
It is a truly great experience for people who like history... even my sister who hate learning about history enjoyed the tour. The facts are all interesting and the tour was extensive and fun. Great place to go with family but not the best for young children as there is a lot of climbing ladders and plenty of tripping hazards on the ship. Overall a great way to spend a couple of hours.
USS Slater (DE-766) is a Cannon-class destroyer escort that served in the United States Navy and later in the Hellenic (Greek) Navy. The ship was named for Frank O. Slater of Alabama, a sailor killed on the cruiser USS San Francisco during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. He was posthumously awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry in action and the Purple Heart. Following service during World War II, the ship was transferred to Greece and renamed Aetos. Decommissioned in 1991, the destroyer escort was returned to the United States.
A fascinating, restored piece of American military history that is definitely worth seeing. The guides are knowledgeable and friendly. I would suggest trying to get in a smaller group with few children if possible in order to have the best experience. (My group was too large and the kids ruled the roost.) Overall, surely worth a visit.
Absolutely fantastic! I stopped in on a whim, though going and visiting old battleships is a hobby of mine. We got a guided tour, which normally I shy away from, but our tour was fantastic! The tour guide was very knowledgeable, had served in the Coast Guard himself, and told us both the standard tour bits, but also tailored the tour to our group. He Taylor The Experience based on how long we wanted to be there, which was a bit longer than normal, as we were a group of veterans who were very interested in the history of the ship. It was a personal enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this for families, school trips, or any navy veteran just wanting to reconnect. The ship is well-maintained, and is a great piece of History sitting in the middle of downtown Albany.
The ship's crew was knowledgable about the workings of the ship and the ships galley left me in wonder how the cooks prepared food for so many people. The voluntary cook Bernie explained to me how the operation of the galley worked. .
Historical Naval Vessel If you love military history or naval history this is your jam. Beautiful ship with tons of character.Check er out!
Among the best restored ship tours out there, the effort and dedication of the volunteers really shows. This is not as much a museum ship, as it is a period-correct restoration. The Slater is an excellent representation of how a WWII era combat ship looked and felt, at the time of its service. The tour volunteer at the time of my visit really knew the ship, and genuinely enjoyed giving the tour. The high point for me was learning the original Captain of this ship had donated to the Slater the very same items he had in the cabin during WWII. If you're into US Navy and WWII history, this one is a real can't miss.