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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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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 tour around history

The Museum combines great static displays with a tour around the world’s first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilis. Although retired Army, I have been on board a number of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

The Museum combines great static displays with a tour around the world’s first nuclear submarine, the USS Nautilis. Although retired Army, I have been on board a number of naval vessels in my time but never a submarine. It’s difficult to imagine living in such a confined space for such long periods and I’m told this boat was a heck... More 

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Randolph, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We had excellent experience exploring this hidden gem, what's a hassle to visit intrepid museum in New York with driving in city, parking and overpriced everything, this was completely opposite. Yes, it's not as big but gives as much of a history and touch experience kids as any other large museums would do.

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Wapakoneta, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

If you want to know anything and everything about submarines, this is the place to go. Having retired from Lima Army Tank Plant in Lima, OH, I was interested in seeing Electric Boat Plant in Groton, CT. This was in our plan, but the Museum wasn't and we stumbled upon it. It is FREE to everyone. It explains submarines from... More 

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Braintree, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

If you are a history buff, you will enjoy this attraction and it was FREE. They do take donations if one chooses to donate. It was very interesting to go through the USS Nautilus and to get a glimpse of what it must have been like to live on this type of vessel. Unfortunately those who are physically challanged would... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I live in CT. So there's really no reason I shouldn't drive down to the world's largest sub base and check out their free museum and walk on an actual submarine. So I did. And took the kiddos too. I like free stuff. However, the beauty of this museum is in the details. Lots of things to read, to look... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

If you are a military buff then this is a must see. It's fascinating to be able to go inside and see how a submarine is actually made up. I had always wondered what it was like inside one. If you are claustrophobic then you won't enjoy it. The sleeping berths especially were very small. Some good historical exhibits also.... More 

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Groton, CT
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You can go aboard the sub and also visit the extensive, well-curated museum. It's a good place for the entire family to visit.

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Wappingers Falls, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was a nice museum and a very informative self-guided tour with voice-phones if you want them. The museum has models and lots of photos of submarines. The Nautilus tour was fun ... just be careful as you get thru the doorways ... they're kinda short & narrow but easy to climb thru. The exhibits of sleeping quarters, eatering and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

A most excellent place to visit no matter what your age is! You immediately see exhibits that you can explore upon entering the parking lot. The museum inside of the building has interactive exhibits along with models built to show the inside of submarines. The Nautilus is setting in the water, so you will walk across a small bridge to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

this was an interesting although unplanned stop in Groton CT. we went into the museum (it's free!) and learned a lot about submarines and their history. highlight is the optional visit into the USS NAUTILUS which was very exciting. sweet gift shop with some nice books, too.

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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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