March 1 to the 3rd Sunday of October 10 AM -5pm (we stop selling tickets to the ship at 4:30)
The Ship is Closed:
7 days a week
November 1 - February 28-29th 10 AM - 4 PM (we stop selling tickets to the ship at 3:30)
Wednesday - Sunday ( as weather permits)
Open for Haunted Ship the last week of October. Days and times to be announced closer to date.
Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday.
- Adults $12
- Seniors (62+) $10
- Children (5-12) $7
- Under 5 Free
- Active Military (with ID) Free
- Tin Can Sailors Member (with card) Free (except during reunions)
- Discount for AAA Member (with card)
- We accept most credit cards: Visa™ - MasterCard™ - Discover™ - American Express™ - Diners™
Tour Recommendations -
Do allow an hour to an hour-and-a-half for a tour of the USS TURNER JOY (DD-951). We stop selling tour tickets about a half an hour 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.
- 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.
- Please watch your children! USS Turner Joy is a safe and fun supervised activity. We all want this to be a fun and enjoyable visit for you. All lost children will be brought to the dockside gift shop office.
- No smoking is allowed aboard ship.
"This is one of the better ship tours I remember, as you can walk through the whole ship, go down in the crew quarters, the engine room, the boiler room, up to the bridge, into the gun towers, etc. Amazing how they built those ships back then (the USS Turner Joy is from 1957), long before CAD systems and all the tools we have today. But also a stark contrast in terms of the really super high-end components we use in electronics today, and the basic, large, mechanical parts from back then. Very well done exhibit and worth the time and money."
-- Jan Klier, Seattle
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.
Recommended: closed-toe shoes (ie Sneakers) - pants/shorts - and LAYERS - our ship can be cold! Do keep both hands free for 70º ladder climbing - backpacks may be checked in the gift shop prior to boarding.
Virtually impossible to use aboard ship - may be left in the gift shop prior to boarding.
Call us. 1 (360) 792-2457
The USS TURNER JOY is located on the Bremerton Boardwalk within an easy walk of the Seattle Ferry Terminal and the Harborside Convention Center. A Washington State Ferry serves the route from Downtown Seattle - Bremerton. (See "Walk From Seattle, below)
From the South (Tacoma) - Follow Highway 16 North past Port Orchard to State Route 3. Proceed towards Bremerton, follow State Route 304 to the Seattle Ferry Terminal. Park nearby.
From the North (Silverdale) - From State Route 3 take State Route 310 to the intersection with State Route 304 and proceed to the Seattle Ferry Terminal. Park nearby.
WALK from Seattle to visit the USS TURNER JOY
From downtown Seattle go to the Coleman Docks where you can walk-on the Washington State (Bremerton) Ferry:
(There's also the Bainbridge Island and the Vashon Island ferries -- those are the ones you don't want)
East-bound is always free for walk-ons). Please click on the link below for westbound fare charges. Cars and driver always pay both ways.
The Seattle - Bremerton Ferry Schedule is here:
The ferry from Seattle takes about an hour. You'll cross Puget Sound - go through Rich Passage - and arrive in Bremerton. Off the starboard beam you'll see the USS TURNER JOY DD-951. Look for the Lone Sailor on the end of the Bremerton Marina Pier.
The ferry ride is interesting in itself - the ferries are fun, clean, and efficient.
Walk along the boardwalk (about a short city block) from the ferry terminal and you'll be here.
Boaters check with the Bremerton Marina for docking options http://www.portofbremerton.org/marinas/bremerton.
- We are a 5 minute walk down the Boardwalk from the ferry.
- Attractions within walking distance:
- Accommodations within walking distance:
- Dining options within walking distance:
- Nearby Conference Facilities:
Kitsap Conference Center
for Conventions, Meetings, Reunions, Weddings etc. with catered meals available.
The preferred caterer of the USS Turner Joy.
Check out the City of Bremerton web page for more pictures of our Harborside area