S.S. William A. Irvin Guided Tours350 Harbor Dr
Duluth, MN 55802
Exit 256B from I35 North or South. Boat located next to the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center.Get Directions
In the heart of Canal Park, set against the majestic Aerial Lift Bridge, is a Great Lakes vessel you can’t miss—and won’t want to. Despite carrying iron ore and coal for 40 years through treacherous storms, the William A. Irvin remains in pristine condition today. Don’t miss your chance to tour the proud flagship of U.S. Steel’s Great Lakes Fleet. Schedule a group visit, get ticketing information or discover its rich history.
Hours & Dates
Late Spring - Early Fall
- Thursday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Friday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Saturday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Adult Admission: $15.00
- Students, Military (with ID) & Seniors (60 & up): $10.00
- Children 10 & Under Free with Paid Adult: FREE
- Air quality improvements
The William A. Irvin is part of the DECC which has been awarded a LEED Silver Certification by the Green Building Council. The DECC boasts extensive recycling and composting practices. 60% of waste materials have been saved from landfills.
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Organic or local food & beverage choices
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Water conservation/wastewater management plan
Based on 415 reviews
Self-guided tour with tour guides in strategic spots with really informative narratives. A definite must do in Duluth.
— Wanda C, September 7, 2022
Average trip. We arrived at approximately 12 pm and made our way towards the entrance of the boat to buy tickets. The tickets were pricey and cost 20 dollars for an adult. After buying our tickets...
— PartyTheNightAway, August 22, 2022
This is a nice tour of a large freight ship. Just be aware that there are many steps with steep inclines. It is self guided, just follow the arrows on the floor. There were people in 3 different...
— murrytraveler, August 15, 2022
Great tour of a historic ship. It was awesome to speak with former sailors of this ship and other ships who work as guides in specific spots on the ship.
— William D, July 30, 2022
Really gives a new appreciation of the shipping phenomena of Lake Superior. good way to tire out kids ( lots of climbing) and my 81/2 granddaughters who live here loved it!
— mmjpps, July 25, 2022