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Address: One Allegheny Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Phone Number: 412-237-1550
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10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 7:00 pm

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Take your children - this is unlike any boat they have ever seen

This is an actual WWII submarine. It is so small, and so cramped and yet held many sailors for long periods of time. After touring the boat, go right into the Carnegie Science... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Peggy F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an actual WWII submarine. It is so small, and so cramped and yet held many sailors for long periods of time. After touring the boat, go right into the Carnegie Science Center. You and your children will have an amazing experience. Worth going back to over and over again.

Thank Peggy F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have been to this a couple of times it is so fascinating to see the teeny tiny quarters which men lived in for months on end. Just such a slice of history. I recommend it highly for adults and kids

Thank DiCeeD
Durham, North Carolina
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857 reviews
525 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 758 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Even though it was closed when we were there, the experience was still amazing. The USS Requin sits on the riverwalk behind the Carnegie Science Center. It was commissioned in 1945 and removed from the navy in December 1971. It was the first Radar Picket sub. We are planning another trip to Pittsburgh and plan to take the tour to... More 

Thank cheryl h
Chicago, Illinois
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1,002 reviews
188 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Being on submarines is hard enough, but being on a World War II submarine, like the U.S.S. Requin (or the U-505 in Chicago) certainly give you an appreciation for the life of a submariner. I did find that the exterior of the sub does seem to be in a state of needing some repairs or paint, especially if you happen... More 

1 Thank Allen21096
Port Orange
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87 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The USS Requin memorial will take you back in time. Once aboard you realize the spartan conditions the great men who served our country lived and worked in. Many time correct items on display as they would have been when the sub was still commissioned for service. Thank you John Heinz for saving her and allowing us a peek into... More 

1 Thank Ron P
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14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The highlight of my Pittsburgh trip, this was basically the reason I went into the city. This is one of two surviving Tench-class submarines in the states, and from my recollection it is very unique when compared to the other one, which is moored in Baltimore. Don't dismiss this one if you've been to the other, the differences are fascinating... More 

3 Thank Evan D
Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 via mobile

If your ever on the North Shore in Pittsburgh, Pa take the tour of the USS Requin it's the submarine that is docked right behind the Children's Museum. The view from the inside will tell the story of how our sailors had to live and function while protecting our country.

2 Thank BrisketKing
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22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

This was one of our favorite visits during our trip. There was someone inside with amazing facts about the vessel. My kids just loved the fact that you were able to interact with it all. It will be a wonderful memory to visit this submarine!

1 Thank johanna c
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83 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I liked ; - the fact it was open, - easy to find near the Science Centre, - not crowded, - able to take pics inside - had a guy in there interesting to talk with - that a piece of history is present that shows the young ones what it was like on a submarine during the war (or... More 

1 Thank Ranger-Reeko
Kingston, New York
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

I have always been a fan of submarines. Only 3rd one I have been on. The USS Requin is moored out behind the Carnegie Science Center. I climbed down to take a look around. The good thing about tourist stuff during the week is that there are no crowds. It was just me and the guide, who was a retired... More 

1 Thank TattooJoe

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