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The Submarine Force Museum

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Address: 1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
Phone Number: +1 800-343-0079
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits...

The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.

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Amazing museum we have been several times. Worth a two hour stay. Lots of information and memorabilia. Love crawling through the Nautilus. Fun gift shop. Great to go with out... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Stonington,CT
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Stonington,CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing museum we have been several times. Worth a two hour stay. Lots of information and memorabilia. Love crawling through the Nautilus. Fun gift shop. Great to go with out of town visitors too.

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Sykesville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very thorough. Run by volunteers and current submariners on shore duty. Outstanding tour of Nautilus.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Terrific museum highlighting the Navy's Submariner force and significant related events! Tour of the Nautilus itself is not to be missed - there is NOTHING anywhere like it for civilians.

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. Very well done and informative with great hands on experiences. Don't pass it up if you're in the area. Kudos to the staff which are former USN submarine personnel. They were Very patient with everyone and detailed in explaining life and operations aboard a submersible. Go visit.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! No cost, donations accepted. Toured SSN 571, the world's first operational nuclear powered submarine. The tour provides a hand held recorded guide. Great place for everyone!

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Thank Reliacer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is clean, and informative about the rich history of Submarines. Groton has a rich history all its own and here you can learn about and experience the Submarine base's pride and joy.

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Thank James P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It has been over 10 years since I have been stationed on a sub. It was neat to see the history of the sub force. And to see how many other countries have a sub force was really eye-opening. Lots of interactive things for small kids to get there hands on. Great job! Love that there Sub Vets that volunteer... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I am a 31 year veteran of the Submarine Force so I love this place. Also, IT IS FREE thanks to donations and the work of volunteers. Excellent exhibit. Tour self guided tour of the submarine is fantastic. Everything is there, just like it was when the boat was operating. Gives the person a good feeling for life on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the coolest places I've ever seen. The history technology, all fantastic it is a free museum. Right next to the sub base. It is a must-see

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We had a great time at the museum. It was very informative and interesting. Not boring at all! Especially enjoyed going down into the submarine onsite.

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