Location and Directions

The SS American Victory is conveniently located in Tampa’s burgeoning Channel District, at 705 Channelside Drive, behind the Florida Aquarium. The ship is easily accessible by car or the Hartline Streetcar system. Directions to the ship from all points are described below.


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Driving Directions Interstate 275 Northbound

  • Take Exit 44 (Ashley Street) and continue straight (south) past Kennedy Boulevard to Jackson Street.
  • Turn left on Jackson Street; drive through downtown and across railroad tracks to Meridian Street.
  • Turn right on Meridian Street and continue to the next light, Cumberland Avenue.
  • Turn left on Cumberland Avenue, past the high rises and under the parking garage
  • Enter traffic circle (right) and continue around to the left to head north on Channelside Drive.
  • Turn right on York Street to the Florida Aquarium parking lot (large neon sign is on the corner).

Interstate 275 Southbound

  • Merge onto Interstate 4 East, using Exit 45B (east toward Orlando).
  • Use Exit 1 from I-4, (21st Street); at bottom of ramp, turn right (south) onto 21st Street to Adamo Drive.
  • At Adamo Drive (Route 60), turn right (west) and continue on Adamo Drive for a short distance.
  • At the traffic light under the overpass, follow left curve (Adamo Dr. becomes Channelside Dr. at the light).
  • Turn left on York Street to Florida Aquarium parking lot (large neon sign is on the corner).

SS American Victory Berth

  • Take the Downtown East exit (22nd Street/21st Street), Exit 1.
  • Continue straight on 13th Avenue to 21st Street.
  • Turn left on 21st Street to Adamo Drive and at Adamo Drive (Route 60), turn right (west).
  • Continue on Adamo Drive for a short distance.
  • At the traffic light under the overpass, follow left curve (Adamo Dr. becomes Channelside Dr.), to York Street.
  • Turn left on York Street to Florida Aquarium parking lot (large neon sign is on the corner).

State Route 60 (Adamo Drive) Westbound

  • Travel west on Adamo Drive.
  • At the traffic light under the overpass, follow left curve (Adamo Dr. becomes Channelside Dr.), to York Street.
  • Turn left on York Street to Florida Aquarium parking lot.

State Route 60 (Kennedy Blvd./Jackson Street) Eastbound

  • Travel east on Kennedy Boulevard to Ashley Drive (first light after crossing the Hillsborough River).
  • Turn right on Ashley Drive, continue to next light, Jackson Street.
  • Turn left on Jackson Street; drive through downtown and across railroad tracks to Meridian Street.
  • Turn right on Meridian Street and continue to the next light, Cumberland Avenue.
  • Turn left on Cumberland Avenue, past the high rises and under parking garage.
  • Enter traffic circle (right) and continue around to the left to head north on Channelside Drive.
  • Turn left on York Street to the Florida Aquarium parking lot (large neon sign is on the corner).

From the LeRoy Selmon (Crosstown) Expressway Eastbound:

  • Use Exit 6-B (Channelside area).
  • At end of ramp, head east on Channelside Drive, past the St. Pete Times Forum, Hooters and Florida Aquarium
  • Enter the traffic circle past the Aquarium and go around to head north on Channelside Drive.
  • Turn right onto York Street to Florida Aquarium parking lot (large neon sign is on the corner).

Westbound:

  • Use Exit 9, (22nd Street);at bottom of ramp, turn right onto 22nd Street; go a short distance to Adamo Dr. (Route 60).
  • Turn left (west) onto Adamo Drive.
  • At the traffic light under the overpass, follow left curve (Adamo Dr. becomes Channelside Dr.), to York Street.
  • Turn left on York Street to Florida Aquarium parking lot (large neon sign is on the corner).