Come Aboard &
Relive History.

The American Victory Ship and Museum, a non-profit 501(c)3 organization is 1 of only 4 fully-operational WWII ships in the country. It 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.

   Hours    MON: 12 PM – 5 PM | TUES – SUN: 10 AM – 5 PM



  Location   705 Channelside Dr, Tampa, FL 33602


Explore the Entire Ship

  • Cavernous Three-level
    Cargo Holds
  • Radio and Gyro Rooms
  • Hospital
  • Galley
  • Weaponry
  • Steering Stations
  • Flying Bridge
  • Signaling Equipment
  • Wheelhouse
  • Mess Halls
  • Crew Cabins
  • Lifeboats
  • Captain’s Quarters
  • Cargo Equipment
  • 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.

World-class, Shipboard,
Maritime Museum

edicated 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 country. As the “unsung heroes” of numerous conflicts and the military, the merchant marines experienced the highest percentage rate of casualties of any service.

Upcoming Events

On To Victory – 2023 Tickets Coming Soon!

On To Victory – 2023 Tickets Coming Soon!

Join us for our second annual unforgettable cruise aboard the Yacht Starship in support of the WWII Steamship American Victory. Date and Time Thu, September 1, 20225:30 PM – 8:30 PM EDT Location Yacht Starship603 Channelside DriveTampa, FL 33602 Aboard the Yacht...

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade – December 2023!

Holiday Lighted Boat Parade – December 2023!

Sat, December 17, 2022, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST   It's the most wonderful time of the year! Celebrate the season in style aboard the American Victory Ship for the merriest place to view Tampa’s sparkling parade of boats. Watch over 100 boats decked out in holiday...