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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum

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  • 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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USS Midway Museum
Admission to the USS Midway Museum
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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.
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 (438)
1 - 5 of 37 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

it was great to purchase our tickets ahead of time and we didn't have to wait in the long line. it was very educational experience. there were places a handicapped person could not go so I felt bad or them.

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank Travel567699
Reviewed 17 December 2018
Love the self guides tour.

It was great having the self guided tour. We could take out time to experience the sights and stories of pass crew members.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank dpearson56
Reviewed 11 December 2018
Living Naval Museum

San Diego's Living History in one place. This ship has a history for both San Diego and the United States. Many docents will enlighten the guest with the interworkings of this ship. It has been beautifully restored. There are areas of interest and activities for...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank 53Prince53
Reviewed 1 December 2018
Worth The Time!

The guides we spoke with areso knowledeable of the ships inner workings and history. It takes several hours to tour this ship(it's massive), but well worth the time and effort. I do suggest that you visit this whenever you are in San Diego and have...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank 40Bruce
Reviewed 20 October 2018
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Matedi
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