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The Submarine Force Museum

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Address: 1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
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+1 800-343-0079
09:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 09:00 - 17:00

The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits...

The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.

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History under the Sea

See history come alive. See how the men lived under the sea on long trips even under the ice. See it all in one place, Groton, CT.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tim H
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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Gales Ferry, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

See history come alive. See how the men lived under the sea on long trips even under the ice. See it all in one place, Groton, CT.

Thank Tim H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Climbing on a real submarine and visiting it was a surprisingly very exciting and moving experience, for both parents and children. Even my 5 years old daughter was mesmerized. A lot of information, but not too much. A well balanced museum. A little too bit at the glory of the US army but that was expected.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all... This is FREE! But that isn't the best part. The museum offers a great historical introduction to submarine history and evolution. The artifacts and film offered a very nice history of the subs. The self tour of the Nautilus sub was GREAT. I am not a big fan of museums that overwhelm you with placards of information.... More 

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Whittier, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

some how I missed this we stopped to see the USS Nautulias SSN571 and get my flag flown there but I mnissed meusum site very weill worth the trip my Grandsons enjoyed a chance to walk around and see things Highly worth the 45 minutes we spent there great history lesson for kids combine with the sub and the trip... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

only a short drive from Mystic this exceptional museum is located just outside of the actual submarine base.....as a Navy veteran I wanted very much to learn about the history of submarines and I was not disappointed....The museum is free but donations are gratefully accepted......I highly suggest a visit here if you are in the area...you can also visit the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Amazing museum we have been several times. Worth a two hour stay. Lots of information and memorabilia. Love crawling through the Nautilus. Fun gift shop. Great to go with out of town visitors too.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Very thorough. Run by volunteers and current submariners on shore duty. Outstanding tour of Nautilus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Terrific museum highlighting the Navy's Submariner force and significant related events! Tour of the Nautilus itself is not to be missed - there is NOTHING anywhere like it for civilians.

Thank Wynndi
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. Very well done and informative with great hands on experiences. Don't pass it up if you're in the area. Kudos to the staff which are former USN submarine personnel. They were Very patient with everyone and detailed in explaining life and operations aboard a submersible. Go visit.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Amazing place! No cost, donations accepted. Toured SSN 571, the world's first operational nuclear powered submarine. The tour provides a hand held recorded guide. Great place for everyone!

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