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The Submarine Force Museum

Closes in 2 min: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Especially enjoyed the chance to go on board the sub. Great museum and cute gift shop. Recommend... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
PrincetonBelle
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amazzing.

my dad took me here today, as a early birthday present. i did both the museum and the sub. it is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kris W
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
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1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Especially enjoyed the chance to go on board the sub. Great museum and cute gift shop. Recommend for all ages.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank PrincetonBelle
Reviewed 1 week ago

my dad took me here today, as a early birthday present. i did both the museum and the sub. it is well worse a trip. i am a bit of a military buff. it took me about a hour to go through the sub. and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Kris W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting! Was not aware of the number of submarines nor the size differentials. Enjoyed video on making a submarine as well as the on board tour of the Nautilus.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank William R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is free and run by volunteers. It's really interesting to see the exhibits and tour the submarine. Staff are sub veterans & really knowledgeable.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kevin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all I can't believe this is FREE!!! I strongly suggest you donate upon arrival. It is well worth it. There is so much to look at and learn. You can go onto an actual submarine for a radio guided tour.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank MaryCacc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great museum. There was quite a few interactive areas where is always fun, alot of visual exhibits and the self guided tour on the submarine. Super suprised it was free! This is a total gem to visit!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank nmschmidt23
Reviewed August 11, 2019 via mobile

This is a great stop if you are close to Groton. We spent a day in Mystic in our way to Maine this year and made a stop here as well. Staff is very helpful in explaining how to best experience the museum. We took...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank doa70
Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

A great place to go to learn about the history of the submarine. The first nuclear submarine, The Nautilus is docked there and available for a tour. All for free.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Judym1984
Reviewed July 23, 2019

While at this museum, you will learn a lot about nuclear submarines. You can also go inside a submarine, and take an audio tour. This is all for free. While we were there, they made an announcement that a submarine was leaving port. We all...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 23, 2019

Free a amazing place for everyone to visit. The kids especially loved this place as much as we did. A must visit if in Groton CT.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Alysha-Howard
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ositopanda16
August 14, 2018|
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Response from pfigdore | Reviewed this property |
Not being a local, can't answer directly. But after much searching (CT public transit leaves much to be desired and no route maps). I'm not allowed to put a link but if you search on SEA Corridor Routes and click on the... More
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NickK732
July 18, 2018|
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Response from ItIsSunny | Reviewed this property |
I'd allow 2-3 hours. The movie & the submarine explore will take an hour by themselves. If you are one to read every description & stop at every display, allow 4.
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CarolynF1156
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Response from Patnmel | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Tom P for your info. The web site has a lot of info and reviews about the place.
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