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The Submarine Force Museum

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Address: 1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
Phone Number: 800-343-0079
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits...

The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.

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A great side trip on a rainy day

This was a great side trip , rich in naval history, The self guided tour of the nautilus sub was outstanding. I feel this is well worth your time and it's free....donations... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Fredonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a great side trip , rich in naval history, The self guided tour of the nautilus sub was outstanding. I feel this is well worth your time and it's free....donations always welcome

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Woodstock, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have passed the exit for this museum numerous times and never had bothered to stop. When we finally did, I was initially a somewhat reluctant participant as I have no interest in this kind of thing. However, once aboard the Nautilus submarine tour, which is just part of the entire museum, I found it educational and instructional. Aside from... More 

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was one of my favorite stops on vacation. Very informative museum, but walking through the Nautilus was the best part. Highly recommended.

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Thank Tom B
Glen Mills, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are interested in subs it was OK. Nothing spectacular. The tour guide was good and had experience in the service.

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Thank Sam S
dutchess county, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a great museum. Super friendly staff. Lots of displays. Going aboard the Nautilus was a nice experience. The mannequins are kind of creepy. Its free.

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Thank bethypoo
Bath, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To actually tour a submarine was so amazing. We loved the experience so much. You just can/t believe how cramped the spaces are but so much is contained with all the needed instruments and essentials for daily living! I admire our servicemen and women very much! JEANNIE

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for all ages to learn about the service and to tour the Nautilus. Most exciting was to watch one of the active duty subs returning to port.

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Thank Stephen E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Submarine Force Museum is an absolutely magnificent tribute to the history and importance of the submarine fleet. The history and development of the submarine combined with wonderful hands on exhibits (kids will love the periscopes) and memorabilia provide a very entertaining and informative visit. Walking through the Nautilus speaks for itself. You develop a new found respect for the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum was cool but touring the submarine was really neat!!! Really got a feel for the tight living space that submariners had.this was free and had an audio tour as you went through at your own pace

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Prince Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent presentation, lots of interesting exhibits, great background information. The Nautilius exhibit is fantastic, self guided tour is very user friendly.

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