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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
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AWESOME Museum

Undoubtedly, this was the best, most informative, well organized submarine museum I have ever been... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Coy J
via mobile
Companion to the USS Nautilus

Open, bright museum with lots of history. It's a relatively small museum, but the exhibits are... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
bittenby
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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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
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+1 800-343-0079

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Undoubtedly, this was the best, most informative, well organized submarine museum I have ever been to. Being from the Galveston, Texas area, the WWII Sea Wolf submarine is a museum there. But it is no comparison to this one. If you get to visit one...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Open, bright museum with lots of history. It's a relatively small museum, but the exhibits are definitely worth a look.

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Reviewed 8 March 2018

Such a fascinating museum full of history and submarine information. It's a relatively small museum inside, but there's just so much packed in from a periscope room to full-sized torpedoes, with short movies describing bit of history. Everything is clean, accessible and well-presented, inside and...More

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The museum has wonderful displays chronicling the US submarine history since the Civil War. With the help of the kind volunteer retired submariner we were able to find the history of my brother-in-law's WWII sub - The Bacuda. Very interesting. Appropriate for adolescents and older...More

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Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

This amazing attraction is absolutely free of charge. It is hard to believe because you actually get to go onboard the submarine. The building you walk through to get to the boat is chalked full of displays of missiles, Medal of Honor heroes, pictures of...More

1  Thank RamonaL34
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

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

1  Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

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

1  Thank tug11
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Reviewed 3 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 30 January 2018 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

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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!

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