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USS Hornet

707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-5006
+1 510-521-8448
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Famous aircraft carrier from World War II.
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good28%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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707 W Hornet Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-5006
+1 510-521-8448
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Who ever had the bright idea to park this ship here needs firing. Do not even bother to take public transport to get here because where the bus stops you have a nice just under a mile walk through a warehouse/abandoned shipping area. Would it...More

Thank GeordieLad2013
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a solo trip for myself. I thought I would spend two hours on a lazy afternoon touring an old aircraft carrier. 6 HOURS later I was still there closing the museum down!!! Turns out I was completely intoxicated by this magnificent machine and...More

1  Thank Michael B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like big ships & military history you will love the USS Hornet. The ship is fascinating & you are allowed to wander all over it. My husband took a 2 hour docent tour of the engine room & jail which he said was...More

Thank Karen T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the use hornet alameda a few months after visiting the uss midway in San diego.i was very disappointed in the differences. Granted one is an older ship but it is very difficult to navigate with little ones, elderly or disabled. I hit my...More

Thank maztecinc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow-from the moment we pulled into the parking lot, the sight of the ships were breathtaking. My absolute favorite was the view from the flight deck. My 6-year old was a bit nervous of the heights, but was excited to see all the planes as...More

Thank BlessedTravels77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are interested in recent American history, planes and technique in general a visit to this aircraft carrier can not be missed. Several tours on board lead former navy personnel are really instructive. It is easy to spend several hours here and understand how...More

Thank appeltjes
Reviewed 11 August 2017

If you like touring Navy ships, this is the place for you. I admit, it is a bit hard to find, but your GPS will get you there. The hornet is maintained by volunteers and is not as polished as the Midway in San Diego,...More

Thank hrhvictoria
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My recommendation is to leave enough time in your day to see all of this place. There are tours and plenty that you may want to spend extra time looking at. I feel everytime I go here I rush thru but there's always more to...More

Thank michellegJ8698CV
Reviewed 25 July 2017

This was a hidden gem for us. We flew into Oakland for a weekend getaway to San Francisco. On the third day, we really did not want to fall into the masses of pier 39 and fishermans wharf again. We asked Siri what was to...More

Thank KevinD200
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Fantastic glimpse of life on an aircraft carrier. Three levels of artifacts that you can see on your own. Docent led tours available throughout the day will get you access to even more. We used the audio headsets and went at our own pace. After...More

Thank sanda38
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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
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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.