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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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91 reviews 91 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

Class act from start to finish. THE foci is the Nautilus which you can tour except for the aft/reactor - engine portion. Outstanding displays trace US Navy submarine development including sonar and passive undersea detection & monitoring. One leaves appreciating the US Navy submarine force.

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Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

stopped by while sightseeing on way to Boston. A terrific place, educational. have been in subs before, so the actual tour didnt really matter to us, but the museum really was great. a great FREE attraction!

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Massachusetts
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91 reviews 91 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

The history of submarines in a self guided tour, allows you to choose your own pace. I’m not a bit museum person but found that it kept my interest. Some interactive displays, movies, and artifacts. After touring the submarine, it definitely will give you an appreciation for what our men and women at sea went through and still go through... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Awesome, awesome, awesome!!! The kids and the adults enjoyed it too the Max! The kids really enjoyed going on the submarine.

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Galway, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This free museum has displays about the history of submarines, cutaway views of submarines and their compartments and a self-guided tour aboard the USS Nautilus sub. Expect to drop a few bucks donation in the bin in the lobby. It's well worth it to preserve this part of American history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very nice museum. Brought back a lot of good memories when I was in sub school and served on the USS Lewis and Clark SSBN 644

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Astoria, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Great historic landmark--becomes more personal as you walk through the different compartments--well worth the time- a few hours to visit Nautilus and museum.

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New Hartford, Connecticut
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Have you ever wanted to see the inside of a submarine? If so, then this is the place for you. No cost to visit. Well worth the time. I give a lot of credit to the men and women who serve under our oceans!! I know the Nautilus is a smaller sub and there are much larger ones out there... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Lots to look at and films to watch. Self guide tour through submarine was really interesting. Navy personnel informative.

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Portland, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a worth while visit if you have an interest in U.S. Naval history and submarines. Best of all, it is free! The museum houses a complete history of the submarine starting with Bushnell's "Turtle. There are hands on exhibits such as periscopes. The prize though is the tour of the "Nautilus." Be advised, the Nautilus does not have... More

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