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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
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If you are in Groton you need to stop there

Great museum located near the home of the submarine force. Plus you get to tour the NAUTILUS... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael A
A great learning experience

What a beautiful museum very informative and fun. We loved walking around on the submarine. I can't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Long Island, New York
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Great museum located near the home of the submarine force. Plus you get to tour the NAUTILUS, what's not to like!

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful museum very informative and fun. We loved walking around on the submarine. I can't wait to visit again!

Thank tug11
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having served in another branch of the military, all I knew about submarines was from old movies and an occasional documentary. It was fascinating to learn about their history and the significance they played, particularly during WW2. The scale models help bring a perspective of...More

1  Thank WA2world
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum and library are right by the base, and because my husband is retired military, we drove through the base first. Not that much to see, but when we got to the museum, it was a different story. The USS Nautilus is the first...More

Thank Kay M
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

This was a place I had no idea existed, and I was glad to experience it when offered a tour of the area. The Nautilus is fascinating in its own right, and the museum taught me many things I didn’t know. A fascinating little experience!

1  Thank RoadTripToSFO
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I visited this museum during the summer of 2017. It was a great experience. First, you enter the museum area which has a lot of naval information, including history and information about our current US Navy. I am a Navy veteran myself, so this was...More

1  Thank mclemons
Reviewed 30 December 2017

We came to the area for the aquarium but it closed due to 1" of snow(??!) so we settled for the sub museum because it was open and I'm really glad we did! We went thru the displays 1st and it was fascinating to see...More

2  Thank Kim449
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

Right at the submarine base and free of charge, although contributions are excepted. There are displays and descriptions going back to the Turtle of revolutionary war fame. Informative videos in comfortable settings. You can also tour the Nautilus, the first nuclear sub, if you are...More

Thank Michael P
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Had always wanted to stop and never found the time. It was interesting to see how they lived on a submarine. If you are in the area, this is a must. It only takes about an hour or so and it is free.

Thank Terry V
Reviewed 15 November 2017

We visited the Submarine Force Museum in Groton, Connecticut on Sunday, November 12th. This museum offers a very comprehensive view of the Submarine Force. Our audio tour aboard the USS Nautilus provided a great view of the layout, technology, equipment, furnishings and life aboard the...More

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Thanks Tom P for your info. The web site has a lot of info and reviews about the place.