• Location: San Diego, California
  • Duration: Flexible
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Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its 4-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.

Highlights

  • Skip the Line: Proceed directly to the front gate for admission
  • Visit one of the largest aircraft carriers in the US Navy fleet
  • Enjoy over 60 exhibits including the flight deck, galley, engine room and more
  • Audio tour included in the admission price is available in English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German and Mandarin
  • A must for the entire family

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

Climb aboard the USS Midway carrier in San Diego, a former naval vessel that now plays home to a fascinating range of exhibits on the American military. It’s a fascinating way to learn about military history along with an iconic piece of Americana.

Begin your USS Midway visit on downtown San Diego’s Embarcadero, boarding the ship any time during its regular hours of operation. This marvel of engineering once housed more than 4,500 crew members across its various decks, and served in the US Navy between 1945 and 1992, making it the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Over the years more than 225,000 sailors have walked its sturdy decks.

Once on board the ship, you have a range of options to explore. For more than a decade this famous carrier was the largest ship in the world (too large to fit through the Panama Canal, in fact), so there’s no shortage of things to do. Continue on a self-guided audio tour, told through the stories of the ship’s former officers and sailors.

Or visit some of the 65 highlighted locations throughout the vessel, covering its bridge to its engine room. There’s also 25 restored aircraft lining its deck and a range of interactive exhibits to suit visitors of all ages. You can also get a better sense for life at sea as you explore the ship’s restored living quarters, including the galleys, sleeping quarters and officer’s country.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out the flight simulator, and make sure to stop by the gift shop and café to cap off your visit.

Customer Reviews

Amanda W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great day out

S E R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Fascinating, educational and very informative. Great experience not to be missed. Highlight of San Diego.

Adenike B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Beautiful tour and very educational.

Thomas O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was amazing!

Otavio F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

ALAN M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

brilliant

Saleh_Nash

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This tour was amazing!

Darren G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Very informative staff. The audio tour was at your leisure when you approached each exhibit which was nice. Well organized. We learned lots that we didnt know about the ship, planes and the battles of WWII

Randy J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent. especially the self-guided tour, every young person should take this tour to experience, learn and appreciate what a country can accomplish and protect itself, the very reason why America is as great a country as she is.

Diane R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Well worth a visit. Excellent museum and an absolute must in San Diego. Just to realise the size of this ship is amazing. Don't miss it! And with Viator tickets, we skipped the line. Excellent!

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