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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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First I brought my kids, now I bring my grandkids!

This museum is just outstanding. I used to bring my kids all the time. They could get as much out... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark G
Groton, Connecticut
Nice Museum on submarines

Free admission to this small museum. Covers submarine warfare development. Gift shop. Located just... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fairport, New York
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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
+1 800-343-0079
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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

Thank Odarkthirty
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 13 September 2018

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 9 September 2018

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 3 September 2018

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 1 September 2018 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.

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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
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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.