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USS Pampanito

Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-775-1943
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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-775-1943
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Reviewed 21 February 2016

My both kids loved to get into a real submarine. they are 8 and 4 (girl and boy) and they were amazed what was inside the submarine and to listen to the description of the different parts of it. They liked the explanation of the...More

Thank adelsolarf
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

This is one of those waterfront attractions that really doesn't make you feel like you're in San Francisco. It's an interesting walk through an old submarine, but while in San Francisco do some cool outdoor San Francisco stuff. Don't waste your time hunched over in...More

Thank 7,268
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We had some time to spend when we were in San francisco. So we decided to visit the USS Pampanito. A real submarine docked in pier 45. This is walking distance from the Fisherman's wharf. After paying for the tickets, we were given a ipod-shuffle...More

Thank Murthy P
Reviewed 8 February 2016

When I was in boy scouts we had the option to stay abord the pompanito for the night. I remember it being very cramped and uncomfortable but it's all worth it when go on the tour.

Thank Jay J
Reviewed 8 February 2016

If you like WWII stuff stop by this jewel, we didn't take the tour but it was very interesting to read about.

Thank Jseejas
Reviewed 31 January 2016

Probably not a top 10 thing to do in SF, but if you're in town for several days, or on a repeat visit the Pampanito is a great way to spend a few hours.

Thank tkwitt
Reviewed 28 January 2016

The USS Pampanito is a World War II submarine with a museum and memorial that is open for visitors at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 45. I was curious to explore the sub, but balked at the $15 entry fee. That's too much money....More

Thank ClintPage
Reviewed 25 January 2016

If you have an interest in WW2 history then this attraction is for you. Amazing to see how the sub was run in such confined spaces. The men who served in these subs were so brave and had such a lot of discomfort to put...More

Thank Shazzan54
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Totally restored sub...awesome visit..and information headsets cool with real sounds...incl. the war freighter behind it...a must for sub buffs..worth every penny I spent all afternoon there...u-535 next

Thank John C
Reviewed 20 January 2016

When you are down by Fisherman's Quay, ignore all the tat and tourist garbage. This is a gem of a museum and they offer military discount too.Wander through the sub and get a feel what life was really like under the waves.

Thank Robsski
Fisherman’s Wharf
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historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
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Response from puckerstoppled | Reviewed this property |
This would be difficult for anybody physically challenged due to entrances that are tight and passagways that are narrow. Add to that the need to traverse through hatches to see the entirety of the submarine and the... More