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William A Irvin Museum | Tours, Parking, Hours, Gift Shop

William A. Irvin


5 Things You Need To Know


Here are the ticket prices for the SS William A Irvin Museum

Adult Admission: $20.00

Students 11+: $15.00

Seniors (60 & up): $10.00

Children 10 and under: FREE (per paid adult ticket)

Active Military Personnel (with ID): FREE


Tours at the S.S. William A. Irvin provide an immersive experience:

  • Duration: Tours typically last 45 to 60 minutes, offering visitors a comprehensive exploration of the retired Great Lakes vessel.

  • Guided Experience: Knowledgeable guides lead you through the ship, sharing its rich history and maritime significance, making your visit informative and engaging.

  • Accessibility Note: It's important to note that due to the nature of the retired ship, tours may not be ADA accessible. Visitors should be prepared for stairways and confined spaces as they explore this historic vessel.

Gift Shop

The ship offers a gift shop on board, and the best part is that no ticket is required to access it. Here's what you can expect:

Nautical Souvenirs: The gift shop on board the ship is filled with nautical-themed souvenirs. You can find items like ship models, maritime decor, and other unique treasures that celebrate the seafaring history of the William A. Irvin.

Apparel: You will find a variety of options, including t-shirts, hats, and more.


Parking for the SS William A Irvin Museum can be found at the DECC (Duluth Entertainment Convention Center) parking lot located across from the ship. Here are some details:

  • Location: The DECC parking lot is conveniently situated across from the SS William A Irvin Museum, making it a convenient choice for visitors.

  • Parking Options: The DECC parking lot offers both surface and ramp parking, providing flexibility in parking choices.

  • Additional Fee: Please be aware that there is an additional fee for parking in this lot. Be sure to check the current parking rates and payment options when you arrive.

Haunted Ship

During the month of October, the William A. Irvin Museum offers a unique experience with haunted ship tours. Here are the ticket options and pricing:

  • VIP: $ 66.60

  • Fast Pass: $30

  • General Admission: $25

  • College Students w/ ID: $10.00

  • Active Military Personnel: $10.00

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