We recently were in San Francisco and while visiting Pier 39 decided a tour of the Pampanito would be interesting and it was quite close by. I had toured the sub years ago but as my partner had not and I was certainly not against seeing it again. We decided against the audio tour so the ticket price was $12 each which I believe is quite reasonable. It is a self guided tour but we were pleasantly surprised that there was an elderly volunteer aboard that had served on similar subs during the war. He was extremely knowledgeable and pointed out many things we would have overlooked. It is very interesting to see how the sailors lived aboard these submarines. If you have any interest in the history of World War II or submarines in general, don't miss this very interesting tour. Be advised that to get from compartment to compartment, one has to climb through hatches that although are large, do require some effort.
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