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The Submarine Force Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Great way to learn about submarines

I didn't really visit the actual museum, I did the audio tour of the USS NAUTILUS. It was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
Small. Interesting. Informative.

This museum is small. Though it’s very interesting. You get to tour inside the submarine. It’s a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
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1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't really visit the actual museum, I did the audio tour of the USS NAUTILUS. It was interesting to see how Navy men lived when the sub was operational. The audio tour is self-guided so you can go at your own pace, they give...More

Thank TwinAg
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I suggest the audio tour. That being said, there are multiple exhibits in a main building. These exhibits talk about submarines and their weapons in their earliest forms. There are no mentions of anything within the past 40 years. Touring the retired Nautilus sub gives...More

Thank WanderingWoods323
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is small. Though it’s very interesting. You get to tour inside the submarine. It’s a self guided audio tour. The space inside is cramp, I guess just like in a real submarine situation. So just excuse yourself from other people if you go...More

Thank mpia0215
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had allot of fun so much to learn about our submarines and what they could and how they work under water.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

On a visit to the New England States for my 70th. birthday, we accidentally learned of the Museum honoring the United States submarine service. There was no chance I was going to miss this. One morning we took off from Mystic to tour the museum....More

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 26 October 2018

There is so much to see and do here! Really takes you through the history of submarines from the beginning to present. There are movies and hands on displays, as well as a lovely little store.

Thank nikkiebbett
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This museum is just outstanding. I used to bring my kids all the time. They could get as much out of it as their age allowed... each year learning a little bit more. Now I bring my grand kids! It's a great outing. The kids...More

Thank Mark G
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Free admission to this small museum. Covers submarine warfare development. Gift shop. Located just outside Main Gate of Sub Base.Good for 30-60 minute visit.

Thank CaptnGphs
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

This is a free museum run by the US Navy which also has the Nautilus submarine. There are some movies here as well as a number of exhibits and a gift shop. There is a periscope that you can look through and some torpedos. It...More

Thank angeleyes27
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. The museum has lots of displays and informative pictures and submarine equipment to view. The museum is free and includes a self guided tour of the first nuclear sub, the Nautilus SSN...More

Thank Odarkthirty
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15 August 2018|
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Response from pfigdore | Reviewed this property |
Not being a local, can't answer directly. But after much searching (CT public transit leaves much to be desired and no route maps). I'm not allowed to put a link but if you search on SEA Corridor Routes and click on the... More
19 July 2018|
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Response from ItIsSunny | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow 2-3 hours. The movie & the submarine explore will take an hour by themselves. If you are one to read every description & stop at every display, allow 4.
18 September 2016|
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Response from Patnmel | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Tom P for your info. The web site has a lot of info and reviews about the place.