MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOTV) - Walk where heroes have walked and explore the history of the USS LST 393 . Opened by the veterans museum, this historic warship and nationally renowned museum is open for visits and public tours.
Earning three battle stars in World War II in the invasions of Sicily, Italy and in Normandy, LST 393 was then outfitted and painted in camouflage scheme for the intended invasion of Japan. The ship proudly wears that scheme today and is being faithfully restored to her wartime greatness.
The museum and ship are filled with artifacts and displays honoring those who served America and fought for the freedoms we enjoy today. History comes alive as you take a fascinating 45 minute tour of this historic ship. Marvel at the technology and living conditions our World War II sailors endured.
For self-guided tours, a colorful and user-friendly map is provided. All artifacts and points of interest are well marked and displayed. Guided tours for small and large groups feature knowledgeable guides, customized itineraries, and are available by calling 231-730-1477.
The ship opens for tours at 10 a.m. seven days a week. Adult admission is $6, children 5 - 17 years old are $4 and children 4 years old and under are free. The USS LST 393 is located at 560 Mart Street Muskegon, MI 49440.
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