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The Submarine Force Museum

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Family fun

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Karen M
Groton, Connecticut
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An Unplanned and Wonderful Museum

On a visit to the New England States for my 70th. birthday, we accidentally learned of the Museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Steve R
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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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
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 27 May 2003

My girlfriend and I visited her friend who lived in Groton, CT, while we were on a holiday to New York and New Jersey. Her friend's husband was recently back from naval service and offered to take us to the museum one afternoon. Here, you...More

13  Thank sikth07
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 12 June 2017

The museum, parking, and tour of the sub are all free. Obviously, the submarine is not equipped to handle strollers or wheelchairs but the museum can. The sub is a walk thru only, no touching so you can not sit at the officer's table, or...More

4  Thank joe i
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Steve R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see and do here! Really takes you through the history of submarines from the beginning to present. There are movies and hands on displays, as well as a lovely little store.

Thank nikkiebbett
Reviewed 3 October 2018

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 30 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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 20 September 2018 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 19 September 2018

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 18 September 2018 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

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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.