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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
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USS Nautilus and More

Nice museum that focuses on the submarine and its role in the United States Navy. The USS Nautilus... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Keith D
via mobile
Lots of Submarine history.

Museum is great with donation if you would like. History of submarines from beginning of man... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cindy L
Port Huron, Michigan, United States
via mobile
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
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  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice museum that focuses on the submarine and its role in the United States Navy. The USS Nautilus is a neat, but brief tour. The museum itself is nice, but the exhibit labels can be tough to read. However, it's a great free activity and...More

1  Thank Keith D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Museum is great with donation if you would like. History of submarines from beginning of man attempting to go under the sea, first military subs to modern day. You can also tour the Nautilus Submarine. Best if you are small and agile.

1  Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

My blushing bride and I spent almost 3 hours touring The Submarine Force Museum. We learned a lot, such as President Carter was a submariner and President Bush was plucked out of the water after being shot down in the Pacific. Touring the first nuclear...More

1  Thank XWagonmaster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Truly enjoyed the historical US submarine museum and the walk-through of the US Nautilaus. How can you go wrong in a free museum that keeps our nautical history alive!

Thank Karen H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was a great experience if you are interested in seeing how our country defends us you need to visit this museum. The history of submarines in breath taking at this facility its well thought out clean. It takes you back before submarines were just an...More

Thank 71Duster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Way better than expected. Tour a nuclear sub with self paced hand held speaker narration. History of submarines, development of weapon systems, and incidents/accidents. You will leave with a new appreciation for submariners and the importance of submarines in modern tactical warfare. Better than many...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We originally thought we could have a picnic at the end of the parking lot where there were picnic tables. We were going to use our propane camp stove (one burner) to cook our lunch, however it was too windy. We thought we would then...More

1  Thank 2OldPirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well put together and informative. Can spend as long or as little time as you'd like. Especially like the cut away scale model of the WW II Gato-class sub given we've spent nights aboard two with the Boy Scouts.

Thank Dan B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice, small, free museum with great history and a tour of Nautilus herself. High quality tribute to the submarine service. Easy walking tour, a little cramped onboard but no trouble if you are fit and flexible.

Thank William S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My father was on the subs during WWII. They called them "pig boats" because they never showered, sweated so much and stunk. Not to mention the depth charges being dropped on them. It took a lot of brave men to serve on the older submarines....More

1  Thank Mark D
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Carolyn F
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Response from Patnmel | Reviewed this property |
Thanks Tom P for your info. The web site has a lot of info and reviews about the place.