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When at the reunion of the USS BANG (SS 385) we enjoyed a bus tour to Penn’s Landing where we went... read more

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Wayne T
Orlando, Florida
Veteran submarine worth an inspection

The USS Becuna, nicknamed 'the Becky' is tied up on Penn's Landing on the Delaware River. The boat... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
Jeffry B
Melbourne, Australia
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Penn's Landing at Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
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Reviewed 1 week ago

When at the reunion of the USS BANG (SS 385) we enjoyed a bus tour to Penn’s Landing where we went aboard the Becuna and two ships alongside it. The Becuna was well preserved and it brought back the great memories we had when we...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

The USS Becuna, nicknamed 'the Becky' is tied up on Penn's Landing on the Delaware River. The boat saw active duty in World War II and served in the Cold War. It's well worth an inspection, but if you are claustrophobic, it might be best...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2018

I had the thrilling experience of briefly having this submarine to myself on my visit. Really interesting and well maintained. Really gave an insight as to how it must have been like to be on these claustrophobic vessels. At least you wouldn't be alone !

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Reviewed January 29, 2018

Stumbled upon this while exploring Penn's Landing and was surprised at this interesting museum. If you're in the area, check it out.

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Reviewed July 12, 2017 via mobile

Very nice self guided tour available though the seaport museum. It's hot and cramped so open accordingly. People with back and knee problems shouldn't do this part.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017

The Seaport Museum, The Olympia, and the Becuna, are a great way to spend the day!! The contrast of old and new technologies is great, and shows how quickly technologies can change!

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Reviewed May 29, 2017 via mobile

This is a great stop at Penn's Landing. Reasonable price ($60 for 3 adults &1kid) that also got us into the museum at the landing but we did not have time. We did the sub first. It's is a WWII/Cold War era sub. We climbed...More

Thank Vinny W
Reviewed March 21, 2017

This waterfront museum, at Penn's Landing, contains the Becuna and a more historic ship, the USS Olympia, flagship of Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American war. The Becuna is a standard US world war 2 submarine updated to "GUPPY" format after the war....More

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Reviewed February 20, 2017

If you love naval history and visiting historic ships, this is a must-see attraction. It is located at Penn's Landing and anchored next to Admiral Dewey's flagship the USS Olympia. It requires going into tight spaces and using ladders and steps, so it not a...More

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Reviewed February 18, 2017

As you enter the top hatch of the sub, you are transported back to WWII. You get to travel the full length of the sub, from stem to stern. There is a lot of information provided to explain what life was like on the sub....More

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