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USS Becuna

Penn's Landing at Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-922-1898
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Good for a Short Stop

Stumbled upon this while exploring Penn's Landing and was surprised at this interesting museum. If... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rachel L
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Newark, Delaware
Nice

Very nice self guided tour available though the seaport museum. It's hot and cramped so open... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Amanda M
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Penn's Landing at Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
City Center East
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+1 215-922-1898
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stumbled upon this while exploring Penn's Landing and was surprised at this interesting museum. If you're in the area, check it out.

Thank Rachel L
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice self guided tour available though the seaport museum. It's hot and cramped so open accordingly. People with back and knee problems shouldn't do this part.

Thank Amanda M
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Seaport Museum, The Olympia, and the Becuna, are a great way to spend the day!! The contrast of old and new technologies is great, and shows how quickly technologies can change!

Thank Mike S
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Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop at Penn's Landing. Reasonable price ($60 for 3 adults &1kid) that also got us into the museum at the landing but we did not have time. We did the sub first. It's is a WWII/Cold War era sub. We climbed...More

Thank Vinny W
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Reviewed 21 March 2017

This waterfront museum, at Penn's Landing, contains the Becuna and a more historic ship, the USS Olympia, flagship of Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American war. The Becuna is a standard US world war 2 submarine updated to "GUPPY" format after the war....More

Thank Hoosiercritic
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you love naval history and visiting historic ships, this is a must-see attraction. It is located at Penn's Landing and anchored next to Admiral Dewey's flagship the USS Olympia. It requires going into tight spaces and using ladders and steps, so it not a...More

Thank dbwbear
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Reviewed 19 February 2017

As you enter the top hatch of the sub, you are transported back to WWII. You get to travel the full length of the sub, from stem to stern. There is a lot of information provided to explain what life was like on the sub....More

Thank jediknight101
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Reviewed 8 January 2017

This walk is good to enjoy more than the USS BECUNA it has lots to see and an lot on the ship to be informed ... a true educational experience.... it is a 3 star THOMAS PAUL COMEDY!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

As you weave through the maze of valves, piping, switches, gauges, and levers that encompass the cramped quarters in which men lived and fought in a steel tube below the surface of the sea, you get a feel for what their lives must have been...More

Thank Alan T
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Our tour was narrated by a docent from the Independence Seaport Museum. He was extremely knowledgeable about the sub and its war efforts. You get a glimpse of all aspects of a submariner's life. You can visit the sub without a docent, but you will...More

1  Thank Robert M
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