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The Submarine Force Museum

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Address: 1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349
Phone Number: 800-343-0079
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Wed - Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits...
The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
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A Must See!

If you are in the area, you must see this slice of American Naval history. You are welcome to explore different rooms and areas at your own pace. Read about the USA 's submarines... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Long Island, New York
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103 reviews 103 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

If you are in the area, you must see this slice of American Naval history. You are welcome to explore different rooms and areas at your own pace. Read about the USA 's submarines and the part they played in our freedom. My dad was in the Navy and worked on submarines in his civilian life after WWlll so I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Super history presented. A must see if you are in the area. Staff friendly and knowledgeable. I'll be going back several times because there is so much to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Awesome museum, friendly staff, and its free! Its a definite must see for any age traveler. There's a lot of reading for the history buffs and models and pictures for those visual learners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

I took a group of students on a tour of the Navy's Submarine Force Museum. We were able to go into and through a submarine. We were provided with headsets that voiced interesting facts throughout the entire sub visit. It was very cool to see how small the spaces were for the seamen and officers. It had a cut away... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Seeing the first nuclear submarine (ca. 1954) up close was a treat. Went with a friend who's an engineer and got the behind the scenes story in a rush (we only had 1h to see it due to my late arrival). It was fun and were handed a guided audio tour at the entrance. I was most impressed with the... More 

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Wayne, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is the submarine museum run by the U.S. Navy and volunteers. It features an inside tour of the U.S.S. Nautilus, the first nuclear powered submarine. The tour is self paced with audio players to explain things. The main museum covers the history of American submarine forces with cutaway models, artifacts and an excellent video about submarines in war.

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Broken Arrow
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Very cool place. Lots of history about submarines and really cool going in to the one docked at the museum. Something the kids would really enjoy.

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Wheeling, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Visited with our teen-age son and he really enjoyed this stop as well. The submarine and museum was fun and interesting.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We absolutely loved the trip here! There was something for everyone. Going through a real sub was very exciting. It IS cramped, so it is important to keep that in mind, but we are NOT small people, and we managed! LOL. They give you headsets for a self guided tour and it takes less than an hour. But there is... More 

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Denton, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

the submarine force museum was very enjoyable for me. I have a brother who was in the submarine service for years, as well as a granpa who served in WW2 in the subs. It was cool to see all the displays covering the history of the subs, really nice touring the Nautilus. If you are in the area, I would... More 

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