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USS Hornet

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707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-5006
+1 510-521-8448
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Famous aircraft carrier from World War II.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-5006
+1 510-521-8448
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a hidden gem for us. We flew into Oakland for a weekend getaway to San Francisco. On the third day, we really did not want to fall into the masses of pier 39 and fishermans wharf again. We asked Siri what was to...More

Thank KevinD200
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic glimpse of life on an aircraft carrier. Three levels of artifacts that you can see on your own. Docent led tours available throughout the day will get you access to even more. We used the audio headsets and went at our own pace. After...More

Thank sanda38
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a magnificent aircraft carrier that shows American know-how and how it was used to win a world war. There is also the history in the Hornet's involvement picking up astronauts that returned from the moon. So glad they saved this beast of a...More

Thank RFoley44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were a group of 4 persons looking for a tour of this aircraft carrier. We were escorted by a docent named Carl who showed us the below decks portion of the ship. He was very knowledgeable as he had served on a carrier in...More

Thank SteveK8
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I learned so much from that trip to the Hornet. My tour guide was a man named Tom so if you go request for him because he is so passionate and has first hand knowledge of the Hornet. I learned about the Korean War, WWII,...More

Thank Evan L
Reviewed June 21, 2017

Even youngsters should be taken on this massive ship. A very few of the docents served on the ship, but even those who didn't, know the vessel well, and impart function, history, and anecdotes about the various parts of the ship

Thank Dick M
Reviewed June 18, 2017

Overall, a great museum and experience. I really enjoyed how much of the carrier was open and seemingly intact. You really felt like you were seeing it as it was. While there are actual exhibits, many areas have just a brief explanation of where you...More

Thank David K
Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Firstly whilst it's in Alameda you need to find a way of linking it to things to do in SF I think. I found it kind of by accident. There is a wealth of history that so many would to to hear; especially as the...More

Thank Cossie79
Reviewed June 10, 2017

I did not have a lot of time to view the USS Hornet museum. I first walked around the outside and was somewhat dismayed to see the disrepair of this historical aircraft carrier. It would never have looked this way when on active duty for...More

Thank LLion
Reviewed June 6, 2017

USS Hornet - an aircraft carrier that saw so much in history from WW2 to the Space Race. Info on all of this is to be found on board. As well as the docent guided engine room tour and bridge tour, both about 40 mins...More

Thank Chch_NZ_couple
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March 6, 2017|
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Response from 909Meeko | Reviewed this property |
I agree w/ other posts, no advance tix purchase needed. Also agree that you should check the website, there may be events to join or avoid. It's a city on water. It's giant. I recommend that you eat before so you can just... More
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May 20, 2016|
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Response from Judie H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but there are no buses that go near The Hornet from the Ferry Building. You would have to either call a taxi or use Uber.