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The USS LST Ship Memorial

Evansville, IN

Historical
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Where are we going?

Address: 830 LST Dr, Evansville, IN 47713, USA How do we get there? Number: 812 435 8678
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About this activity

Do you know what LST stands for? These are the kind of things you'll find out when you take a tour of the USS LST Ship Memorial! (It actually stands for Landing Ship, Tank - fun fact!)

The USS LST Ship Memorial is dedicated to the amphibious vessel that was designed to land battle-ready tanks, as well as supplies, vehicles and soldiers directly onto enemy shores. They were designed way back in 1942 and built for WWII - so there is lots of war history here ready for kids to learn, and it can make for an eye opening experience too.

This particular vessel - the USS LST 325 was involved in a number of operations, but the most notable was of course the D-Day at Omaha Beach in Normandy.  She also took part in Operation HUSKY, and the invasion of Sicily in 1943. 

There is 70 years worth of history on the USS LST Ship Memorial that has survived, and now they want to pass on this information to you so you can share the connection to the stories that were created right under your feet. 

What kind of people do you think worked on this vessel? 

All of the tours are about an hour long. They include the Troop Berthing, the Main Deck, the Mess Deck, Tank Deck, Galley, and Captain's Cabin - just to cover a few. So it's safe you safe you'll have a pretty good understanding of how this all works by the end of your tour! 

It's worth noting that during your tour on the USS LST Ship Memorial there are 3 sets of stairs down, and 3 sets up. You are also allowed to ask as many questions as you like! It's all part of the learning!

What’s that Captain? You’re ready for the family day out to begin? Aye Aye - all aboard! 

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

$10

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Children

$5 (Ages 6 - 17)

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Free Under

5 years

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Last Updates

2022

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FAQ’s

The museum is dedicated to preserving this incredible part of history, so you can help support it by making donations or grabbing a membership. They love history and educating all who step aboard to keep the story alive.

It's always best to keep some snacks in your bag just in case the tour gets too exciting and you need a bit more energy!

Walking shoes are the best due to the steps and nature of the tour - heels of any type are not advised. But we know you knew that!

The memorial gift shop is well stocked with souvenirs that you can take home to remember your day by - or continue your learning! (your parents will LOVE that!)

They certainly love group tours! Just give them a call to discuss what you are looking for, and how they can help get your students a unique education on the USS LST 325!

Make sure you take plenty of water with you on the tour - especially during summer when the temperatures can get quite hot on the ship.

The tour does have 6 flights of steps, so you do need to be physically mobile for the tour.

During winter it can get quite cold, so make sure you dress accordingly.

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