USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum, San Diego: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, USS Midway Museum Reviews: 5/5

USS Midway Museum
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway (Museum) was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. Visitors explore a floating city at sea, the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and are inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German. Visiting Midway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in San Diego, known around the world as "Navy Town, USA."
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $26.00
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Downtown
How to get there
  • Santa Fe Depot • 8 min walk
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Kathy M
Ellendale, MN18 contributions
Very Interesting
Jun 2021
My husband and I spend over four hours there! The self guided tour was great! You scan each exhibit and it gives you a short, interesting explanation.
Written June 21, 2021
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miamivice2011
Dallas, TX123 contributions
Do not miss see this!
Jun 2021
Go! Just go!! The audio tour is awesome. Your device pairs with the display sign and you hear about the displays from people who served on the USS Midway. You get to see where the crew slept, ate, etc. We were there for 3 hours. If you listen to every audio for every plane, you will be there for 4 hours. When you walk in, talk to a person in a yellow cap to get an idea of where to start. We almost missed a crucial part of the museum because we were focussing on the planes. There is also a 15 minute movie that was good and helpful to put the naming of the ship in perspective.
Written June 17, 2021
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jkerner365
San Diego, CA28 contributions
Stirring day at the Midway Museum
Jun 2021 • Couples
So pleasantly surprised. Best museum tour my wife and I have ever experienced. Tour guides were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. All were veterans, pilots who have landed and taken off from aircraft carriers and all loved their volunteer work.
Written June 17, 2021
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dinfamily2009
smdds7983439 contributions
A good time and impressive ship
Jun 2021 • Family
Nice (self guided) tour through the ship, top to bottom. Interesting facts are given about the ship and being able to see how it’s personnel support various activities while at sea is amazing. A big thank you to those who serve!
Written June 17, 2021
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Bob
Celina, TX1 contribution
Midway Museum
Jun 2021
Easy to get on lijne! Walked right up and walked right in! The Midway Museum is a great experience to see in SD!
Written June 16, 2021
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Judy
Waynesville, NC4 contributions
Great tour
Staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The tour was very informative. Fascinating to see the quarters, control
Rooms, and all the aircraft
Written June 13, 2021
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Steve Petit
26 contributions
Welcome aboard
Jun 2021
Great experience to tour this ship. The docents are super friendly and very knowledgeable. It was great to get a first hand look at this piece of history.
Written June 13, 2021
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Gretchen B
7 contributions
Tour
Jun 2021
The three hour tour was very informative. Talkin to the Yellow Hat was a great experience you got first-hand information. The movie was good and enlightening. So many good picture opportunities.
Written June 11, 2021
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Robert T
Wichita, KS7 contributions
Great history!
May 2021
Loved being able to tour the carrier and witness a retirement ceremony for a Chief Petty Officer. Very special.
Written June 9, 2021
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Jay B
3 contributions
Best museum
Jun 2021 • Family
Best museum I ever been in the stories from the men who served and just the whole tour was great, me and my family enjoyed this experience on the midway and D day anniversary
Written June 7, 2021
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Frequently Asked Questions about USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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USS Midway Museum admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $26.00, while a popular guided tour starts around $12.80 per person. See all 41 USS Midway Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

USS Midway Museum can be crowded, so we recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot. If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 41 USS Midway Museum tickets and tours on Tripadvisor