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The Submarine Force Museum

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 800-343-0079
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Great informative

They offer a 45 minutes movie on the history and development of submarines as well as their use in... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Bachir B
The Nautilus was interesting

First of all, I am married to a former submarine sailor. I have toured many subs and have to say... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2016
Fredericksburg, Texas
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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 17 August 2016

They offer a 45 minutes movie on the history and development of submarines as well as their use in first and second world wars. Nice presentation of submarines models and their history in the US. I saw kids very interested to know about submarines.

1  Thank Bachir B
Reviewed 14 August 2016

First of all, I am married to a former submarine sailor. I have toured many subs and have to say that the Nautilus was well presented. You are given a handheld device and the tour is self-directed. The sailor handing out the device could have...More

1  Thank ShannonR3
Reviewed 14 August 2016

A wonderful way to learn about the U.S. Submarine force! We've visited several times, and will visit again!

Thank chrislbowen
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The museum is outside the submarine base with a large parking lot. There is no restaurant in the building. The main feature is the USS Nautilus which you can take a brief tour of. You descend via ladder at the bow and it takes you...More

Thank patagonia100
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

The highlight of the self directed tour is Nautilus. It gives you a good feel for the changeover from post-WWII to cold war subin technology and living conditions. The disappointment is with the museum itself. It seems to have no logical layout to follow. You...More

1  Thank yarwak1
Reviewed 5 August 2016

The museum is free and the tour of the USS Nautilus Sub is awesome. Don't do it if your claustrophobic or can't lift your leg at least 18". The doors are quite small and the stairs can be steep/narrow for some people so use caution....More

2  Thank dunham433
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Taking the tour of a submarine was my favorite and to see what's it like for the ones who are or were in them.

1  Thank Darylann W
Reviewed 4 August 2016

This museum was free and was very cool. You got to see the history of submarines and their uses during the different wars. Then you were able to tour a submarine and see how life in such small quarters would have been for those men....More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This museum is FREE...what a wonderful thing !!..My husband is very interested in all things military...planes, ships, whatever...so this was a natural for him....There's ample parking, it's very clean and very informative.....I especially liked that people were very respectful...I talked to people from Germany and...More

Thank Patnmel
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This museum was an eye opening experience. It gave me a new perspective on the life of navy men on board a submarine and how tough it must be for them. It also gave me a wonderful history lesson and I learned so much about...More

Thank steelr98
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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.