USS Nautilus
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United States3 contributions
Jun 2021 • Friends
Great spot - the submarine docked outside is quite impressive and the walkthrough is fun. Just be careful going through it, easy to bang knees on metal protrusions. Also, the entrance to the museum parking lot is not very inviting, its easy to end up in the military checkpoint and have to deal with the procedure of letting them check you over before letting you back out.
Written July 10, 2021
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christopherbO9687MP
Acton, MA528 contributions
Sep 2021
The USS Nautilus offers a great self-guided walking tour of much of this historic US Navy submarine. After visiting the adjacent Submarine Force Museum, you descend down a narrow staircase (fortunately you're not required to use ladders; just a few tight bulkhead doors) into the torpedo room, control tower, bunk areas, and other living spaces. Makes you appreciate the dedication of the sailors who had to live like this for months on end.
Written September 17, 2021
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Jola O
Las Vegas, NV513 contributions
Jun 2022
We loved the museum. So sad that the Nautilus was elsewhere being worked on.But the museum itself is well worth the visit. Bob Kish, the docent is phenomenal. He was a retired submariner and is so very knowledgable about everything in the museum.
Written July 14, 2022
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mrpesce
Doylestown, PA587 contributions
Jun 2021
Not very often do you get a chance to go onto a nuclear submarine. This was a very unique experience and I am so glad I went. The museum and submarine are both free and the exhibits are educational and informative. The staff, most active Navy personnel, are friendly and helpful.
Written June 16, 2021
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mdh8792
Ohio45 contributions
Sep 2021
Interesting to take a tour of an actual decommissioned sub and understand how it must have felt to live in such close confines. Definitely take your time walking through the sub. Be advised if you have bad knees you may want to reconsider. There are a lot stairs, narrow walkways, and several doorways that can be difficult to maneuver. A lot of information in the museum.
Written September 29, 2021
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Bobby A
7 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
The USS Nautilus is only one of the attractions that you will be impressed with. There is the Submarine Force Library and Museum. Most reviews say it takes about an hour to an hour and half to go through. If you like to read everything about the exhibits you're there to see, plan on 3 to 4 hours. This museum is loaded with information about submarines. The Nautilus, the first nuclear powered sub, is a GREAT self guided tour. I strongly recommend this place for adults and teenagers. If you have young ones in tow, they will enjoy it also. There are models and buttons to push. It is also free admission. Our tax dollars paid for the museum. If you go, I'm sure you will think it was well worth your time.
Written February 10, 2020
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fyrfightr17
Central NY State506 contributions
Aug 2021
The tour of the USS Nautilus was very informative and eye-opening as to the confines onboard the submarine. Interesting how much "stuff" and how many people could be crammed into such a small space. Every square inch utilized to it's fullest. The tour was self-guided and we probably spent 45-60 minutes absorbing all we could. The USS Nautilus has a very interesting history and is definitely worth a visit.
Written August 28, 2021
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foodiefromnyc3
New York City, NY4 contributions
Oct 2019
Went on a rainy day with a mix of ages. They ahve the Nautilus you can walk through, many videos showing naval history, and a mock submarine control area, complete with periscopes, for the kids to play with. It was a great time for us all.
Written February 19, 2020
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davidsL8278OW
New Bedford, MA174 contributions
Nov 2020
Outstanding visit for people who are looking for something to do, a former submariner, retired navy, warship aficionado etc. The USS Nautilus, a permanently anchored early nuclear Sub ( I believe it was the first one) is a great way to spend a couple of hours. It is parked adjacent to the Submariners museum at the Naval Base in New London, Connecticut. It is very interesting, historic and memorable. Just watch it when walking through the hatches.
Written February 10, 2021
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RoadTakenEM
York, PA282 contributions
Jun 2021 • Family
I did a lot of reading at this museum and I learned a lot! From submariners who were awarded the Medal of Honor to the number and types of boats, sub in WWI to the very vague “submarines” of the future, the exhibits brought submarining to life. Well. curated, even for people who know very little going in.

Touring the actual Nautilus was impressive. I’ve been on WWII era subs and the amount of extra space was impressive. While still tight quarters, technological progress was evident just from that!
Written June 21, 2021
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