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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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The history of the submarine service on display. Give you goose bumps for the people that serve in these iron coffins even though they have improved over the years from the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Greenville
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

The history of the submarine service on display. Give you goose bumps for the people that serve in these iron coffins even though they have improved over the years from the turtle, Huntley or the gato class.

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Clinton, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

It was extremely interesting visiting this museum. It's amazing that these subs can travel for such a long time under water. Very interesting displays, the staff was a wealth of information. A must see for all visitors.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

If you are visiting the area this museum is worth a stop. Our visit was for an hour and twenty minutes including both the sub tour and visiting the museum. There was more to see & learn in the museum but we had reached information overload. The tour of the sub is great with enough information on personal handheld speakers... More 

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Oneonta, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

This trip to the Sub Base was a nice experience for the whole family. It was free to get in and very few people in a crowded tourist area. Staff was helpful and sub tour was neat. Should stop on here at least once.

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Stapleton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This was my first time in a submarine. It was well worth going to. You start at the front and tour about half of the sub. I was surprised at how big this thing was!

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Belmont, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was a very interesting place to visit...and its free! The kids learned a lot and the whole family enjoyed our stop. We spent about an hour there. I would encourage people to stop and check it out.

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Harbeson, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Wonderful museum to learn about subs. Particularly enjoyed the. Videos and tour of the Nautilus. Looking forward to the second part of the historical video..

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We were so excited to go to this and low and behold they are closed all day Tuesdays, I must have miss that on the website or other Trip Advisor reviews- just an FYI to traveling bugs.....

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Paterson, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I honestly wasn't expecting all that much. I was very, very wrong. As soon as you get there, you are taken in by the lovely location on the water. It's very beautiful. Outside the building are two metal rings. They look like an architectural sculptural element until you see the sign and realize that they visually represent the circumference of... More 

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Odenton, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We stopped here during our trip to Mystic simply because it happened to be near our hotel. And we are glad we did. Our young boys enjoyed touring the submarine, and there was some great information about the history of submarines. Best of all, it's free!

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Additional Information about The Submarine Force Museum

Address: 1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349
Phone Number: 800-343-0079
Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Groton
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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