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Address: 707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-5006
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+1 510-521-8448
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Famous aircraft carrier from World War II.

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a close witness of events from WW2 to apollo 11

Must visit place near SFO & bay area. The alameda port where this ship is parked itself is a very nice place with nice views and a park nearby. You get very good SFO views from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Ajay h
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Must visit place near SFO & bay area. The alameda port where this ship is parked itself is a very nice place with nice views and a park nearby. You get very good SFO views from the deck of the ship. This ship has entry fee and a small cafe where you can have some snacks. Reserve half day for... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our latest visit to California, my daughter suggested we visit the USS Hornet in Alameda, Ca. I thought " better than staying home." When we arrived, there were many huge ships side by side- The Grand Canyon State, The Keystone State, The Gem State and the Algol. Google them. This ,in itself, was a truly impressive site. We proceeded... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

I came in at 3pm. Currently serving onboard a carrier, I had no problems finding my way onboard the museum. Going on a self guided tour was okay, but all the places I wanted to visit were locked, only accessible by a docent guided tour. It's the furthest ship in the Alameda port. I was under the impression there was... More 

Thank Jane N
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

My friends and I were on our way to see a football game in Oakland but on the way I wanted to check out the USS Hornet. I have always been interested in Warships and the USS Hornet has participated in a historic event in WW2. Unfortunately we did not have time to visit the museum but the view of... More 

Thank shane c
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

The tour guides are mostly guys that actually were sailors. The carrier has been kept as it was for the most part and nearly all areas were opened for guided tour. Many planes and the two space capsuls that the Hornet retrived. Lots of great history and mind boggling tech from the 40's. The stories and knowledge from the retired... More 

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Alameda, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Be prepared to walk and walk through some challenging corridors. It's a carrier ship! Great tour, take advantage of the very helpful docents.

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We did not go on board - but the mere sight of the USS Hornet aircraft carrier and several other naval ships, now part of a Museum on the largely inactive Alameda Naval Air Station - now Alameda Point and still undergoing a process of development - was a real eye opener. I think this would be a great trip... More 

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central coast
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2016

Really nice docents who are eager to share with you make this a must-do. The ship itself is very interesting. Worth taking a tour with the group, but also cool that you can wander on your own. Lots and LOTS to see. Many interesting personal items in the crew quarters. If you're a history buff, you'll want to slow down... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Hornet was the last scheduled stop in our 5+ week road trip visiting aviation and Navy historic sites. It was also the most memorable. My travel partner is a 93 yr. old Naval aviator who gets treated like a rock star everywhere we go... so we've become accustomed to warm welcomes, but the USS Hornet stop today was over the... More 

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California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Great to see this saved as a museum especially the Apollo Missions stuff. This is the boat to pick up the guys from the ocean after they returned from the first moon missions. Disappointing there isn't many planes on the deck like San Diego's Midway. We did the island tour up top and the engine room and boilers below -... More 

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