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USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

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3,139 Reviews
Open daily 10am - 5pm
910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101

The Basics

Exhibits in the USS Midway Museum include the engine room, the ship’s brig, machine shops, and the crew’s sleeping quarters, as well as the bridge, admiral’s war room, and control tower. The ship’s flight deck is also home to multiple aircraft, including an F-14 Tomcat, F-4 Phantom jet fighter, and an A-7 Corsair.

Admission to the museum includes a self-guided audio tour through the multiple interactive exhibits, narrated by Midway sailors. Guided tours of downtown San Diego frequently include the USS Midway Museum as a stop, along with other area highlights such as Sea World, La Jolla, Balboa Park, or a San Diego Bay cruise.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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Hooyah Navy!
Roy, Apr 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Truly a great place to visit to get an in-person appreciation of our Naval services. The lines were not too long and the personnel did an excellent job of assuring that our health safety was protected. My kids truly learned a lot about the work and life of a Sailor on a Carrier. Good times. Will visit again soon.
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USS Midway tour
Familyoffour, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Wasn’t just another boring ship tour. It was interactive and the docents were kind and took the time to talk and tell us about their life’s experiences. My teens both enjoyed this experience.
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Great family experience
Carol_C, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Very cool place to visit. The self tours with the recordings are very informative. Lots of walking and stairs. Though thankfully there are elevators. The cafe closes early so you have to plan on being there before 3. The whole exhibit closes at 5. We got there at about 2. If you want to see/do everything you would want a whole afternoon.
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A must see!
Denise_W, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
We had the best docent on our trip. His name is Rudy Schappee. We enjoyed his tour the best. The ship is amazing! The exhibits are amazing. So much history to be shared. We spent about 4-5 hours on the ship.
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Great experience
Amy, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The staff and crew are awesome . Such a fun day with my son. Also the food at the cafeteria was great!
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USS Midway experience
Idalia_R, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The short film at the beginning was informative and touring the inside of the ship where the sailors live.
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The real thing
Edward_S, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Experiencing the real thing gives you an appreciation for the commitment our military gives. Life on a carrier
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Great experience!
Christopher_D, Mar 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Victor is pretty sweet I was able to skip the line and make my reservation online, The USS Midway Museum was fascinating!
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So much to do!! Truly amazing experience
Slavko_M, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
We were there for 3 hours and still didn’t finish seeing everything. They had Awesome volunteers who answered any questions you had. Recommend to anyone who’s in San Diego
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Amazing history!!!
Denise_W, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The ship is amazing. Shout out to Rudy Schappee for taking us under his wing and sharing his history with us. I highly recommend this to everyone out there.
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USs Midway
Marissa_F, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was great to skip the ticket line and enter aboard the ship. My family was so excited to visit the USS Midway. The whole day was exciting.
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Good fun
Kelby_J, Jul 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Fun and thorough experience. My kids loved exploring the different levels of the carrier and they especially loved the admiral’s quarters.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The USS Midway Museum offers kid-friendly attractions such as flight simulators, the Ejection Seat Theater, and music videos.

  • Wear proper footwear, as a tour of the ship’s interior includes many stairs and narrow passageways.

  • Skip-the-line tours are recommended on weekends and during busy holiday times.

  • Several elevators and wheelchair access routes have been added to make the ship about 60 percent accessible.

  • Children ages 5 years old and younger, active duty military (including reservists, law enforcement, and firefighters) receive free admission.

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How to Get There

The USS Midway Museum is located at Navy Pier in downtown San Diego, on Harbor Drive. The Santa Fe Train Depot and MTS trolley station are each a 5-minute walk away. Limited paid parking is available in the Port of San Diego lot, and there is metered parking on neighboring streets.

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When to Get There

Allow at least 90 minutes for a visit here. The USS Midway Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, with last admission at 4pm. It is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day and busiest on the weekends and holidays.

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Special Events and Festivals at the USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum holds several festivals throughout the year to honor America’s servicemen and woman, and to celebrate the country’s military history. The Fourth of July Festival enables you to watch the San Diego Bay’s fireworks display from the flight deck, and there is a family Veteran’s Day celebration held every year.

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USS Midway Museum