USS Midway Museum - San Diego

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Experience life at sea without leaving port by visiting the USS Midway Museum, San Diego's newest visitor attraction. A visit to this historic naval aircraft carrier museum is an essential experience for people of all ages.

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  • Editor's Pick
  • Family friendly
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Recorded commentary by audio headphones
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The USS Midway was the US Navy's longest serving carrier of the 20th century (1945-1992), and the largest ship in the world for a decade, housing 4,500 crew! Now you can walk in the footsteps of 225,000 sailors on a self-guided audio tour narrated by former Midway sailors and officers.

More than 65 locations, from the engine room to the bridge, and 25 restored historic aircraft are on display. The USS Midway also contains interactive exhibits and climb-aboard aircraft for all ages. Don't miss the flight simulators, gift shop and cafe.

Experience what it was like to be part of a "city at sea", explore galleys, officer's country, sleeping quarters and the engine room of the first Navy ship too large for the Panama Canal! You will be amazed by the 4-acre flight deck and the 360-degree panoramic view of downtown San Diego.

Located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego!
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Inclusions for USS Midway Museum

  • Admission ticket
  • Audio Tour
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
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Exclusions for USS Midway Museum

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
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Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Parking is available at the USS Midway for a minimal charge

Complimentary, loaner wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Elevator access from Navy Pier onto the ship, from the hangar deck down to the second deck and up to the flight deck

Approximately 60 percent of the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.

Narrated video tour of all museum exhibits is shown continuously in the hangar deck

Kids Go Free October: If you have more than two children traveling per adult, please pay operator directly for additional children at time of travel

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Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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380 reviews by the users

  • kinda boring. If you like military stuff you'll like it then.

  • Thanks to Viator I was able to skip the queue at least one hour and paid the ticket 40 less, AMAZING!!

  • We got to the ship at 10am when it opened and they kicked us out at 5pm when it closed! I don't know how people do this in a couple of hours but they must just gloss over most of it. Make sure and take in the talks on the deck bow and stern from retired pilots about how the launch and landing operations work. Even if you're sure you know how it works, you're going to learn things.

  • This tour was amazing!

  • Audio tour was excellent because you didn't have to go in any order

  • An awesome vessel. The guide books suggest about 4 hours, but I couldn't believe it when I found I'd been on Midway for almost 6 hours! the Docent talks are well worth waiting for Anyone with an interest in military/naval history will love USS Midway.

  • Wonderful well worth the time

  • Unbelievable educational experience. our group split up and met back at the cafe area 3 hours lateryou can pack your own lunch in and we hadn't eve crossed paths once. You can explore almost every crevice of the ship - tons of information, docents at many points telling you about their personal military experience n the Midway or a carrier like it. Aircraft you can sit in. We easily spent 4 hours traversing the ship and listening to the audio tours on provided headsets as well.

  • Move to the front of the line. It was great! Made us feel like VIP's. Plus we got a discount by purchasing our tickets online didn't have to stand in line, again. Win-Win.

  • Touring the Midway on Labor Day was a memorable way to spend this holiday honoring those who served and are serving. The Skip the Line feature made our visit even more enjoyable no waiting to get on board. The many older docents who were located at various points on the ship shared their memories of being on the Midway which made the visit even more memorable. Their tales added to the already historical aspects of the ship. We spent over three hours exploring at our own pace and came back with a sense of awe.

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USD 13.56