A FEW GOOD THINGS TO KNOW
As the USS TURNER JOY has been restored to her Vietnam War configuration, she is handicapped accessible on and in part of her main deck. The museum also keeps several wheelchairs on hand for the convenience of our guests while on the premises and these are available upon request.
Do allow approximately an hour to two hours for a tour of the USS TURNER JOY (DD-951). We stop selling tour tickets 30 minutes prior to closing time. When planning a trip aboard our ship, there are several things you should anticipate.
Please wear flat-soled or rubberized-soled shoes. While the outdoor tour route is covered with a non-skid material, some parts can still be slippery, so be careful. Recomended dress is shorts, loose slacks or pants for everyone – and LAYERS – our ship can be cold! Do keep both hands free for 70º ladder climbing.
WALK-WAY & LADDER SAFETY
When going through a hatch, watch your head and feet! Door coamings and overheads are well marked, but remain somewhat different than shoreside entryways. Ladders can be steep. Those with fear of heights should consider before ascending/descending.
CHILDREN & STROLLERS
Please supervise your children. USS Turner Joy is safe and fun as long as young children are supervised. Strollers are impossible to use aboard ship. They may be left outside the back door of the gift shop prior to boarding.
No smoking or vaping is allowed aboard ship.
"True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little
we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us."
SOCRATES - ATHENS, GREECE
"My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake."
ARISTOTLE - SOMEWHERE ELSE IN GREECE
"You can discover more about a person in an hour
of play than in a year of conversation."
PLATO - ALSO ATHENS
"A woman knows the face of the man she loves as a sailor knows the open sea."
HONORE DE BALZAC
"As I've grown - dare I say it - older, I had hopes of indulging my dreams of being a sailor."