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The Submarine Force Museum

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Enjoyed the self-tour of the Nautalis

We are a family of tween and teens who visited the museum during our trip to Mystic. The museum has... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
family1991
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Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania
Worth the trip

I brought my boyfriend here on a surprise visit. We came to Mystic for entirely different reasons... 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 3 weeks ago

We are a family of tween and teens who visited the museum during our trip to Mystic. The museum has some interesting displays, but the highlight of course is the Nautalis. The self-guided audio tour was informative and it was great to be able to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my boyfriend here on a surprise visit. We came to Mystic for entirely different reasons and told him that I had a surprise. He had no idea until we pulled up into the gate and saw signs for the museum. I knew that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2018

Great historical information and hands-on displays. You can spend hours here! Gives a wonderful perspective of submariners!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 13 December 2018 via mobile

My husband had been on a nuclear sub during Vietnam war, so this was really interesting for him and for me, too. Being able to go aboard a nuke sub is a great experience. It has self guided tours with audio. The explanation of each...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

There was a self guided tour of the submarine using a lanyard. The 3 boys that I brought were extremely interested . They were ages 16, 11, and 7. . We stopped and listened to the short video presentation as well. In all, it took...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ckbucks
Reviewed 19 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TwinAg
Reviewed 16 November 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank WanderingWoods323
Reviewed 16 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mpia0215
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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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NickK732
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
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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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