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USS Pampanito

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Address: Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-775-1943
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Description: World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.

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I never thought I would have had the opportunity to tour a WWII submarine. While I'm not a bit claustrophobic, I have to admit the tight space and being "under water" even made me... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
White Bear Lake, Minnesota

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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I never thought I would have had the opportunity to tour a WWII submarine. While I'm not a bit claustrophobic, I have to admit the tight space and being "under water" even made me a little anxious, so would caution anyone that doesn't like tight spaces to maybe not go. The audio tour was well worth the extra $$ as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have always been fascinated by submarines so when we found this on in San Francisco I had to go on board. It was only $15 per person and you get an audio tour that activates as you go through different parts if the sub . We both loved it and found it really interesting

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Orange County, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We did the self-guided tour of the submarine. It was very humbling to see how our brave servicemen and women serve our country every day throughout history. It was informative and can take as much time as you need/have. It was a bit windy the day we went, and towards the end of our tour time, a bit of motion... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

My dad took me to see this submarine when I was a kid, now I got to take my kid. It is still really cool! They give you and audio tour (which you can download as a podcast), which is really great, but a little hard to follow, especially for a child. They said they will be offering guided tours... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Love history, so I was very excited to explore this old WW@ sub. Well maintained. Amazing to walk through and think of how tight the space was for all the sailors. Great for military and history buffs!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were quite lucky as we booked the tour with the audio and we were only a party of 5 so was able to really enjoy this,,, you get a great overview of this sub and you just wonder how all those men survive in such a small confined space, the sub is well preserved and quite small and compact... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My husband and son were interested in taking this tour, so my daughter and I tagged along...and we were so glad we did. It is a walk though tour of a submarine, and it was done at your own pace. It is hard to imagine having to actually live in the submarine for the length of time, and how narrow... More 

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Longview, Texas, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Very interesting. If you have never toured an old US Navy diesel submarine, take the tour. If you have toured one, save your money. They are all about the same.

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Camp Sherman, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This will be a highlight for every 5-12-year old boy visiting San Francisco. You simply don't appreciate the incredibly small space that so many men and equipment had to fit in until you actually are inside a real submarine. The boat is well maintained, with good signs and audio tours and such. There could probably be more information–there are certainly... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a hard one to review. First of all, it's not too expensive to visit, at $15 including the audio tour. And it is interesting enough to be worth $15. But it's not presented with pride, in my view. * When we booked online, we had to choose a time, which we thought was a bit odd since it... More 

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Additional Information about USS Pampanito

Address: Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone Number: 415-775-1943
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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