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.Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Bay City Edition.
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.
Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum Reviews
Very interesting display. We arrived when it wasn’t very busy and was offered a guided tour. Our guide was great, very informative. The ship is a very important part of our history. Well worth the tim... more »
My family and I took a tour this week and were so lucky to have Bill for a guide. He was absolutely amazing! His insights and stories truly brought the ship to life for us. How very lucky the museum i... more »
The USS Edson is well loved by her Saginaw Valley Naval Ship Museum crew. Volunteers do regular hard work providing maintenance. Groups can arrange for overnight stays, however, the head (restroom for the landlubber) is located on the pier. A small fee is required to take a self guided tour. Take your time going through the ship, as ladders (think steep stairs) can be a challenge if one is not ready.
We had a personal tour, we got there late because Google sent us on the wrong side of the water and miles away. But Mr Collins offered to take us on board and show us around and I mean a 2 hour tour. He was so knowledgeable we couldn't keep up with the info. It was awesome.
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