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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
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Very detailed history of US submarines

The United States Navy Submarine Museum is located on the Thames river and, is the only Submarine... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tommy599
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Two Rivers, Wisconsin
Very nice Museum to visit

Had a great time looking through all the displays and reading about the history. Loved the walking... read more

Reviewed yesterday
bowler30028281
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Choctaw, Oklahoma
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“uss nautilus” (148 reviews)
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1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
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+1 800-343-0079
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Reviewed yesterday

The United States Navy Submarine Museum is located on the Thames river and, is the only Submarine museum managed exclusively by the Naval History & Heritage Command division of the U.S. Navy, and includes the first Nuclear Powered submarine USS Nautilus (SSN-571) which you can...More

Thank Tommy599
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Reviewed yesterday

Had a great time looking through all the displays and reading about the history. Loved the walking tour through the authentic submarine.

Thank bowler30028281
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Wonderful museum Paying tribute to the US Navy submarine force. Visit and tour of the USS Nautilis, see the development of US submarines from the very first Turtle to the most recent nuclear boats. Free admission free parking, small gift shop. Stop and read the...More

Thank Robert R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My young elementary age boys aren't into military, submarines, boats, or even anything nautical at all, but they loved this museum! Small, but very well staffed, clean, updated and informative. Going on the Nautilus was very cool. Worth the drive for sure. Don't miss the...More

Thank Betty I
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a wonderful place. Please spend considerable time in the museum. It's fascinating! The submarine tour was not very long but very interesting. It was fun to see 2 of us trying to get through the hatches. We all had lots of enjoyment.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is about Submarines as the name suggests. It also allows you to enter the first nuclear sub in the navy. My hat is off to anyone who has gone on a sub rotation. It is amazing to see. Thanks to All who have...More

Thank CES11937
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I didnt know that people are allowed inside the submarine. It is really awesome and you can literally feel how they survived there in the underwater. Awesome..worth a visit

Thank Naga R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

An excellent example of why specialty museums should be on everyone’s things to see list when in a new area: they’re not overwhelming, you can take your time without feeling rushed and still see and enjoy everything in a couple of hours, and usually there...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Before entering the museum, checkout exhibits outside. Here is a 1957 USS X-1 midget sub, captured Japanese midget sub-type used during the attack on Pearl Harbor-and small research vehicle. Since rain started didn't have time to fully investigate this vehicle. The museum is self guided...More

Thank Jack L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very impressed!! Friendly staff, very well educated!!!! Fantastic tour for the whole family! Highly recommended!

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Carolyn F
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Thanks Tom P for your info. The web site has a lot of info and reviews about the place.
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