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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
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Free and interesting

The museum it self was small but very interesting. The highlight is touring the sub which was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
kate L
Louisville, Kentucky
Best museum in the world for submarine hstory, and FREE! Well worth the out of the way road trip.

If you visit only one museum on submarines, this is it. The worlds fist nuclear submarine is open... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The museum it self was small but very interesting. The highlight is touring the sub which was incredible and amazing the conditions they lived in. Will say that I am glad we took our backpacks and stroller back to the car because you have to...More

Thank kate L
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you visit only one museum on submarines, this is it. The worlds fist nuclear submarine is open for free tours. In addition, there are non-rushed guided tours; you are given an audio device (free to borrow) that plays at each station in the submarine....More

Thank NeilMavis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Submarines are a constant fascination to me and everyone else and Groton is the submarine's home port. The museum is exciting and really gives you a feel for what life on a submarine is like....... believe me; I served on a Cold War missile sub...More

Thank phillyphil2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a museum that we've wanted to visit for quite a while and were happy to finally get the chance. It's an informative place. And that prototype for the original submarine is a must-see - if only to see how we got to these...More

Thank vbintx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The displays are informative and entertaining. Actually walking through a real sub is very interesting. The museum is next to a sub base, if a sub is going out to sea from the base, they sound an alarm so you can go out and watch...More

Thank Beth M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in naval history, this museum is a must-see. You will be able go aboard the US Navy's first nuclear sub. Loads of other exhibits as well. Kid friendly.

Thank bcorr2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Make sure to watch the 45 minute video, go in the Nautilus, and talk to the docents (mostly former navy).

Thank redchick
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Submarine tour was awesome. Museum has hands on items. My daughter was 9 when we went. Nice to go on a nice day...no rain. We saw a submarine in the water w guys standing on it as we were there.

Thank Tabatha F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We made a quick stop here with my husband and three teenage daughters. Museum is interesting and the tour of the submarine was also interesting. They provide tour headsets​ for the submarine which nicely explained what we were seeing. We spent less than one hour....More

Thank Chris R
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Frankly, I was not sure how good the place will be. I was in Hartford and had a few hours before my flight, decided to pay a visit. My friend and I drove down south. There is no entry fee and parking is free. If...More

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Carolyn F
What days land hours will I be able to your a submarine
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.
Luis D
Cual es el precio de entrada?
28 August 2016|
Response from Michael M |
No hay ningún costo - ¡NADA!