USS Slater now open for Mother’s Day, tours

ALBANY — USS SLATER will host free demonstrations on morse code and Semaphore communications Saturday and Sunday. The demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. on SLATER’s observation deck. All are welcome to join in the demonstrations.

Celebrate mom and take her on a tour of a World War II warship. Moms tour for free on Mother’s Day, Sunday.  

Admission is charged for tours of USS SLATER are adults — $9, seniors — $8, children — $7, and children younger than 5 are admitted for free.

USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is open to the public for her 24th season. Guided tours start every 30 minutes. No reservations are required. For the safety of the staff, volunteers, and visitors, USS SLATER is adhering to safety guidelines set by the governor’s recommendations concerning COVID-19. Everyone will be required wear a mask while aboard SLATER. Tour groups will be kept small, and the ship will be disinfected regularly.

USS SLATER is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., through Nov. 28. The ship is located in downtown Albany at the intersection of Broadway and Quay Street.  

USS SLATER is owned, maintained, and operated by the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, a private, non-profit, charitable organization that receives no regular government support.

By Patricia Older