USS Hornet Museum is where you would get the chance to observe countless exhibits that have been placed throughout the ship. The Museum ship is composed of USS Hornet carrier and exhibits range from the NASA Apollo moon missions to varied aircrafts of World War II and more. Here, you would also get to experience piloting with the help of a flight simulator that would let you fly a fighter jet through challenging missions. There are over 10,000 artefacts here at the USS Hornet Museum and upon visiting, you would get to have an insight into the history of various exhibits and tour the flight deck, hangar deck, and more.
How to Reach Uss Hornet
- Rented Car/Taxi
USS Hornet Reviews & Ratings
Unique experience at this museum inside on a aircraft carrier. We took some of the tours. Tony was an excellent docent and a very interesting fellow. It's wondeful to have someone with first hand experience leading the tour. Because of the setting, we really got a feel for the ship. The view of San Francisco was lovely.
Be prepared for tight spaces and a lot of narrow stairs. You can spend half a day here exploring each level of this ship. There's plenty to see and learn from this floating museum. This ship also has some Apollo 13 history as it was the ship to retrieve the astronauts when they returned to earth.
Phenomenal and knowledgeable volunteers with military backgrounds. This is great for older adults and children that may really enjoy military history. My father was in the Navy so it was great to hear his stories and share memories. Several planes are in rough shape and the ship needs a cosmetic overhaul on the outside. The interior is great and this is better than the USS Intrepid (same carrier class) because you can visit the engine room in a supervised tour. I wish they had as many aircraft here as the USS Intrepid in NYC. Five star volunteers, 4 stars because it could be better with more aircraft. It could be really cool if they integrated history of NAS Alameda too or moved the ship up to MINSY
Quite a historic ship docked in Alameda. The veteran guided tours are pretty good and full of good stories.The ship is not crowded and you can move freely on all 3 levels. The ship is in need of a paint job. Hopefully the Smithsonian will pitch in soon.
Really, really interesting. There are 14 decks on the aircraft carrier. Can only imagine what it was like to be a sailor on the ship. The runway is very short! Docents are ex-navy and very informative. We also saw an excellent exhibit on the 100/442 Regiment composed almost entirely of Japanese American soldiers.