• Following guidance from state and public health officials, the American Victory Ship and Museum will reopen to the general public on Friday, May 8. The ship will strictly observe new procedures and safeguards to provide a healthy and safe venue for guests, staff members, and volunteers. Click here to read the full press release. 


    Interactive exhibits are restricted at this time, and capacity will be limited throughout the day. Groups will be limited in size to 8 at a time.


    Visit our online store and purchase your tickets today! 

  • Welcome Aboard!

    Welcome aboard the American Victory Ship and Museum, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization! As one of only 4 fully-operational WWII ships in the country, the American Victory Ship is a true American icon and is recognized on the National Register of Historic Places. Anchor your place in American maritime history by experiencing an unforgettable voyage of discovery. Come aboard and witness virtually the entire ship including cavernous three-level cargo holds, radio and gyro rooms, hospital, galley, weaponry, steering stations, flying bridge, signaling equipment, wheelhouse, mess halls, crew cabins, lifeboats, the Captain's quarters, cargo equipment and the engine. Enjoy rare artifacts, exciting exhibits, uniforms, medals, documents and photographs. It's all right here throughout nine decks and our 455'x109' cargo vessel.

    We are a world-class, shipboard, maritime museum dedicated to honoring the men and women who built, sailed, protected and provided service, worldwide, through the American Merchant Fleet since 1775 during times of peace and war. The American Victory Ship and Museum is a mighty beacon to veterans, active military and its community. It transports you back nearly seven decades to when brave sailors fought the harsh seas to reach their comrades around the world servicing in the United States Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard, carrying ammunition, goods, cargo, equipment, materials and troops necessary to defend our county. As the "unsung heroes" of numerous conflicts and the military, the merchant marines experienced the highest percentage rate of casualties of any service.

    The American Victory Ship and Museum receives no city, county, state, federal or tax dollar financial support. It relies heavily on private donations, grassroots efforts, and sincere dedication from its group of committed volunteers. We look forward to welcoming you aboard!

  • Relive History Cruises

    As one of only 4 fully-operational WWII ships in the country, the American Victory Ship ventures out on our critically-acclaimed Relive History Cruises twice per year. The cruises, which normally take place in the spring and fall, will allow you and your family to take pleasure in sailing throughout the Channel aboard our maritime vessel, relive historic traditions, enjoy music, games, and entertainment. It's an opportunity not to be missed!
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  • Hours & Admission

    Sunday & Mondays: 12 PM - 5 PM
    Tuesdays - Saturdays: 10 AM - 5 PM

    Members: FREE
    Adults: $10
    Seniors 65+: $8
    Veterans: $5
    Students with ID: $8
    Children (4-12): $5
    Children 3 and under: free
    Groups of 10 or more receive a discount by calling AmVic Group Sales at 813.228.8766
    (Please note there are no refunds or exchanges. No double discounts. Thank you.)

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