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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  • Bill was very informative. My boys loved the wishing well, the super loud horn, ringing the bell and learning about all the unique nooks of the ship. 
    Bill was very informative. My boys loved the wishing well, the super loud horn, ringing the bell and learning about all the unique nooks of the ship.  more »
  • 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 »
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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!
  • Could not enter the museum since we reached after 4 PM. Even though the closing is 5 they stop tickets after 4 PM. Tickets can be purchased just outside the museum. Parking is available, there is an open parking spot right outside. Even though we couldn't get inside the ship looked really cool. Would love to go so may need to plan better next time.

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