We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
Call
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Unique piece of history

This was a place I had no idea existed, and I was glad to experience it when offered a tour of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
RoadTripToSFO
,
New York City, New York
via mobile
Excellent Museum and Experience

I visited this museum during the summer of 2017. It was a great experience. First, you enter the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mclemons
,
Blacksburg, Virginia
Read all 742 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“uss nautilus” (145 reviews)
“subs” (77 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
LOCATION
1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
CONTACT
1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
Call
Website

Similar Things to Do in Groton

Write a ReviewReviews (742)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 721 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a place I had no idea existed, and I was glad to experience it when offered a tour of the area. The Nautilus is fascinating in its own right, and the museum taught me many things I didn’t know. A fascinating little experience!

1  Thank RoadTripToSFO
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited this museum during the summer of 2017. It was a great experience. First, you enter the museum area which has a lot of naval information, including history and information about our current US Navy. I am a Navy veteran myself, so this was...More

1  Thank mclemons
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came to the area for the aquarium but it closed due to 1" of snow(??!) so we settled for the sub museum because it was open and I'm really glad we did! We went thru the displays 1st and it was fascinating to see...More

2  Thank Kim449
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Right at the submarine base and free of charge, although contributions are excepted. There are displays and descriptions going back to the Turtle of revolutionary war fame. Informative videos in comfortable settings. You can also tour the Nautilus, the first nuclear sub, if you are...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had always wanted to stop and never found the time. It was interesting to see how they lived on a submarine. If you are in the area, this is a must. It only takes about an hour or so and it is free.

Thank Terry V
Reviewed 16 November 2017

We visited the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Connecticut on Sunday, November 12th. This museum offers a very comprehensive view of the Submarine Force. Our audio tour aboard the USS Nautilus provided a great view of the layout, technology, equipment, furnishings and life aboard the...More

Thank kzsull01
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We loved touring the Nautilus. We can now appreciated how our submarine force live and work beneath the sea. A great value as it is free.

Thank SDKerzner
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This is definitely worth the trip to Groton. The museaum covers all aspects of the submarine force and goes back in history the the very first submarine. The tour of the Nautilus is a bit cramped but you definitely leave there with great respect for...More

Thank Tim N
Reviewed 7 November 2017

It was very interesting to see the first nuclear submarine up close. It was more spaceious than other submarines I have visited. The self-guided tour in the sub takes about 30–45 minutes, which I think is good. In total I think we spended about 1,5...More

Thank lasse2k
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Good for kids of all ages Some hands on. Real life type experience. I understand helpful changes have been made since we visited.

Thank Carol M
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 hotels in Groton
Best Western Olympic Inn
420 reviews
2.14 km away
Super 8 Groton
642 reviews
2.66 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Mystic Groton
839 reviews
2.88 km away
Days Inn & Suites Groton Near the Casinos
415 reviews
2.92 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mel's Place
6 reviews
2.85 km away
Groton Townhouse Restaurant
162 reviews
2.16 km away
Mirch Masala Cuisine of India
112 reviews
2.91 km away
Five Guys
84 reviews
2.90 km away
Nearby Attractions
USS Nautilus
47 reviews
.02 km away
Cross Sound Ferry Lighthouse Cruises
51 reviews
3.59 km away
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
85 reviews
3.69 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Carolyn F
18 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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.
0
Votes