Tours and Special Programs
At the USS SLATER museum ship all tours are guided so we
can personalize your experience, transporting you back to
July 1945. Our veteran tour guides lead you into the watch
stations, battle stations, and living compartments of the
sailors who served the United States of America, as part of
the Allied Forces fighting tyranny.
Plan for your experience at the ship to take at
least 90 minutes.
Special Considerations for Student and Group tours
- Your experience at the ship will
take at least 90 minutes. Please inform us of time
constraints in advance.
- Food, beverages, candy, gum or
tobacco products are not permitted aboard ship.
Water is the only refreshment provided at
- The tour will require climbing
open stairways and walking through tight spaces
which may be strenuous for some visitors.
- For your safety, wear
low-heeled, non-slip walking shoes and casual
- Tours are given rain or shine.
Visitors should opt for rain gear over use of
umbrellas as they make traversing the ship
- We advise you to wear sunscreen
if you are sensitive to the sun.
- Large bags and backpacks are not
permitted on the ship.
- Hand held cameras are permitted
on the tour. Tripods are not permitted.
- There is one onshore toilet near
the ship. If you have a large group, it is best to
plan a restroom stop prior to arrival. There are
no restrooms on board ship.
General Guided Tours
Tours begin approximately every 20 minutes
- Deck-by-Deck This
guided tour invites you to step back into July
1945. See, hear, smell, and touch the experiences
and objects first used by the teenage boys and
young men who lived and fought onboard the USS
SLATER DE766 during World War II. Experience the
teamwork, attention to detail, and honor that are
crucial to the safety of sailors and your ship.
But beware, you might find yourself standing watch
to protect your shipmates or swabbing the deck!
- Specialty Tours by Appointment
For individuals or groups who have special
concerns such as mobility issues or subject
matterrequests, please contact us in advance to
schedule a tour.