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The Submarine Force Museum

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Very nice free museum

This is a free museum run by the US Navy which also has the Nautilus submarine. There are some... read more

Reviewed yesterday
angeleyes27
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Marlton, New Jersey
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Well done!

We visited this museum based on other reviews and we were not disappointed. The museum has lots of... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Odarkthirty
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Sarasota, Florida
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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 yesterday 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

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Reviewed 4 days ago 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

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Wasn't sure what to expect but I was surprised and pleased to see all the exibits. The history and tours are not to be missed.

Thank Mona L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This museum offers interesting exhibits, displays, and videos on the history of the Naval Submarine Force. You can tour the USS Nautilus,the world's first nuclear powered submarine. Admission and parking are free, however donations are suggested. There is a gift shop and picnic facilities are...More

Thank Jean A
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a group of history buffs and we thoroughly enjoyed learning about the history of the submarine. There are excellent models and displays and videos. The Nautilus is the centerpiece of the museum and is definitely worth walking through and listening to the...More

Thank HowieTraveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting exhibits on the history of the submarine force. The USS Nautilus is behind the museum and you can tour that as well. While I was there, I got to see a submarine coming home to return to the base next door. Pretty cool!

Thank cchina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I learned a great deal about the wars and the history of the submarine. The museum itself has a lot of reading, so kids might not fully appreciate. Walking through the Nautilus was fabulous! Surely my only chance to experience the interior of a submarine....More

Thank mikeandtinarusso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was another amazing part of the submarine complex. If visiting the sub, you will most likely visit here. Highly recommend. Between the sun and the museum we spent about 2 hours.

Thank 6happyhikers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must stop if you are in Groton. We enjoyed an hour of wandering through the history of submarines. You can even tour a submarine

Thank Cheryl D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First visited sixteen years ago I and my wife visited and enjoyed the museum. Present day, and with family in tow visited again and still the museum amazes with its content and offerings. Kids enjoyed being wannabe sub drivers, the periscopes were great fun for...More

Thank Paul H
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ositopanda16
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
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Nick K
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.
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CarolynF1156
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.
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