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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum

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Kids Go Free OCTOBER: Travel between Oct 1 and Oct 31 and receive 2 free children admission for every paying adult!
  • 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
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum
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Admission to the USS Midway Museum
Kids Free October
Kids Go Free OCTOBER: Travel between Oct 1 and Oct 31 and receive 2 free children admission for every paying adult! NOTE: NOT direct entry, you must proceed to the ticket booth to redeem.
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.
What to Expect
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.
Reviews (433)
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Reviewed today
Amazing experience

Take your time to see everything, it is worthed. Nice and friendly volunteers who know a lot. We were (first time SD and first time USA) very impressed.

Thank Matedi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a visit that was a tribute to my father who was part of the greats generation who serve our country in WWII. Awesome volunteers who have served help You understand the role these floating city’s play in the war. Standing on the dock...More

3  Thank Bob P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful activity in downtown San Diego.

As an old carrier sailor ,even I enjoyed this experience. This was really well done re condition of the ship as well as docents & activities. This is a great activity for kids(we took 2 who were significantly impressed). There are several scheduled talks on...More

1  Thank John E
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Go Navy

Being married to a Navy Veteran, this was a must see on our trip to California. Very impressive and very informative guides. The self guided audio tour is a great way to hear about each of the planes. The carrier was immaculate and the movie...More

1  Thank pycastoria
Reviewed 6 September 2018
A piece of History

Very interesting whether on a tour or on your own. It is amazing to see that this is a city of its own built to travel on the sea.

Thank Kara M
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