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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349
800-343-0079
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Ranked #1 of 16 Attractions in Groton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums
Description: The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
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Norwich, Connecticut
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If your kids are into history, this is a great place to bring them. Learn about our nation's nuclear navy and enjoy the interactive exhibits.

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Bisley, United Kingdom
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83 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

Went here today and was very impressed by the place. From the museum displays, old film about the Nautilus exploits under the Polar ice-cap to the visit onto the Nautilus itself the place is packed with information and insight into the world of submarine defence. The sub itself is entered by some fairly narrow stairs but is light and bright... More

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Mobile, Alabama
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

If you are interested in learning a little something about submarines, this is the place to go. They showed a movie giving the history, then different pictures and items were displayed throughout with explanations. The Nautilus was located outside and you could tour part of it. The last place is the gift shop where I found a few wonderful things... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Loved the museum. Ex-submariners volunteer and can give you a great visit with all their experiences. The first nuclear submarine and the first to go under the arctic. No charge but you can donate to help with upkeep of the museum.

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ULVERSTON
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107 reviews 107 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Loved this place , so many ex submariners who volunteer here can give you such a great visit with all their experiences. This is the first nuclear submarine which went under the artic ocean . The staff are lovely and they have a little shop . No charge and you can just put a donation in for the upkeep of... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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68 reviews 68 reviews
29 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We visited the USS Nautilus with out of state visitors whose son is enamored of military history. We actually all enjoyed this museum. It was really interesting and we learned a lot. The self guided tour was nice; you could go at your own pace. Great descriptive displays put submarine history into perspective. The store had really cute postcards with... More

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Dover, New Hampshire
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413 reviews 413 reviews
181 attraction reviews
1,018 helpful votes 1,018 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This was a revisit for me. See my previous review from October 2013 for complete details on the exhibits and the USS Nautilus SSN-571. This was my friend’s first visit. We did pretty much what I did on the first visit. We spent a little more time touring the five stations in USS Nautilus. The kitchen held our attention awhile.... More

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Midwest
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82 reviews 82 reviews
7 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very interesting, FREE (donation based) informative museum with tours of an actual Nautilus class submarine. If you think you can imagine life in a sub, you can't until you've actually been in one and see what it is really like! Kids and adults alike are sure to enjoy this remarkable experience.

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Ocala, Florida
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144 reviews 144 reviews
8 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

The museum is interesting and informative. You get to walk through the Nautilus and observe what it would be like to serve on a submarine. Wonderful.

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New York City, New York
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Tour areal submariner. Remarkable the museum is free! The outdoor exhibits are authentic and impressive. Anyone with a connection or interest in subs needs to go here!

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