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The Submarine Force Museum

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Address: 1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, CT 06349
Phone Number: +1 800-343-0079
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09:00 - 17:00
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The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits...

The home of the world's first nuclear submarine has several other exhibits on the history of submarines.

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Excellent !!!

Can't recommend highly enough. Very well done and informative with great hands on experiences. Don't pass it up if you're in the area. Kudos to the staff which are former USN... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend highly enough. Very well done and informative with great hands on experiences. Don't pass it up if you're in the area. Kudos to the staff which are former USN submarine personnel. They were Very patient with everyone and detailed in explaining life and operations aboard a submersible. Go visit.

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place! No cost, donations accepted. Toured SSN 571, the world's first operational nuclear powered submarine. The tour provides a hand held recorded guide. Great place for everyone!

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Thank Reliacer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is clean, and informative about the rich history of Submarines. Groton has a rich history all its own and here you can learn about and experience the Submarine base's pride and joy.

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Thank James P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It has been over 10 years since I have been stationed on a sub. It was neat to see the history of the sub force. And to see how many other countries have a sub force was really eye-opening. Lots of interactive things for small kids to get there hands on. Great job! Love that there Sub Vets that volunteer... More 

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Ocala, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am a 31 year veteran of the Submarine Force so I love this place. Also, IT IS FREE thanks to donations and the work of volunteers. Excellent exhibit. Tour self guided tour of the submarine is fantastic. Everything is there, just like it was when the boat was operating. Gives the person a good feeling for life on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This was one of the coolest places I've ever seen. The history technology, all fantastic it is a free museum. Right next to the sub base. It is a must-see

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Staten Island, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had a great time at the museum. It was very informative and interesting. Not boring at all! Especially enjoyed going down into the submarine onsite.

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This was such a terrific find. Lots of interesting things to see in the museum. You can look out a periscope from inside the building and find your car in the parking lot. There are fascinating displays and plenty of reading to be done so you will want to take some time. Behind the museum is a submarine self guided... More 

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Thank Stephanie B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a very nice family attraction. I will take about 4 hours to see it all and is worth ever minute. You will get to see artifacts from all our sub from the very begining to present day. There are activities for all ages. For me it was a reminder of the history that has occured in my life... More 

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Pipersville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Great museum for adults and children. It was very interesting going into the submarine and seeing how close the quarters were. It is also free admission.

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