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USS Hornet Museum

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The USS Hornet spent almost three decades traveling the world's oceans in service to our nation. The USS Hornet Museum, a State and National Historic Landmark, is berthed at Pier 3 on the former naval air station in Alameda. The ship's active duty...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-5006
+1 510-521-8448
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Reviewed today via mobile

This was a great place to visit. You learn a lot within a short amount of time. The docents are very knowledgeable and provide a great tour. The set up of the tour is nice too. Once you pay to get in you can leave...More

Thank debm94
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you are at all interested in recent naval history you will love going on the Hornet. Went with my wife and brother recently, neither of which are particularly into ships, but they enjoyed the tour also. So, first of all it, is easy to...More

Thank klingoneddie
Reviewed 4 days ago

I served on Intrepid, so was interested to see sister ship Hornet. I am glad I went. Hornet is presented just as she was during her service. The exhibits are well thought out, and quite interesting. This old girl needs a lot of TLC. I...More

Thank Redknight6972
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the Bay Area there is no dearth of things to do. But a visit to the USS Hornet is certainly without doubt a thing to do or a must must do. It is a nearly fully restored and permanently berthed post war legendary aircraft...More

Thank vipimehta
Reviewed 1 week ago

I really loved this place, it´s so interesting and full of history. The veterans do a great job explaining everything the can of the ship. It´s really worth it.

Thank billiejoepumpkin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the 4 ship we've visited over the years. I must admit, it was sad to see how much work needed to be done. The docents were helpful and the other staff members were very kind and friendly. Since the husband had been in...More

Thank Renee R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hornet Museum is right in my own backyard. My husband and I really only go here when we have visitors to Alameda. But, we never get tired of this place. The docents, retired Navy, usually are knowledgeable and excellent. Though wandering around my yourself...More

Thank Corinne S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to 3 different Navy ship tours - USS Alabama, Intrepid, and now Hornet. I would say Alabama is #1, Hornet #2, Intrepid #3. All were great. I only had about 2-2.5 hours, but could have easily spent more time. If you can do...More

Thank Fred N
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

The docents are helpful yet unobtrusive. The sheer size of the ship is mind boggling! A great step back in time.

Thank Tara M
Reviewed 19 September 2018

i have been there several times being a vet i even found things that i didn't know about the hornet easy to park there never had a problem- some times they have a small music concert on board- people are friendly and the staff will...More

Thank Ronald R
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Domenic C
25 June 2018|
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Response from Dale W | Reviewed this property |
No more than 20 minutes from Oakland International. Anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes, depending on traffic, from SFO.
7 March 2017|
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Response from 909Meeko | Reviewed this property |
I agree w/ other posts, no advance tix purchase needed. Also agree that you should check the website, there may be events to join or avoid. It's a city on water. It's giant. I recommend that you eat before so you can just... More
Donald R
21 May 2016|
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Response from Judie H | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but there are no buses that go near The Hornet from the Ferry Building. You would have to either call a taxi or use Uber.