We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

USS Nautilus

1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
+1 860-694-3174
Website
Share
Save
Review Highlights
The First Sub to Go under the North Pole

This is adjacent to and part of the Submarine Force Museum. Groton is where many of the US subs... read more

Reviewed yesterday
kgilbert78
,
Columbus, Ohio
Tour a real live submarine!

My husband served in the US Navy in the early 1990's. This boat is very close to the one he served... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
kmbracy
,
Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pennsylvania
Read all 62 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good19%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
LOCATION
1 Crystal Lake Rd, Groton, CT 06349-2300
CONTACT
Website
+1 860-694-3174
Write a ReviewReviews (62)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"submarine museum"
in 10 reviews
"self guided tour"
in 6 reviews
"national historic landmark"
in 3 reviews
"tight quarters"
in 3 reviews
"close quarters"
in 2 reviews
"engine room"
in 2 reviews
"on tuesdays"
in 3 reviews
"north pole"
in 4 reviews
"sub base"
in 3 reviews
"world war ii"
in 2 reviews
"free admission"
in 2 reviews
"real submarine"
in 2 reviews
"subs"
in 2 reviews
"walk around"
in 2 reviews
"new london"
in 2 reviews
"thames river"
in 2 reviews
"navy"
in 10 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 58 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

This is adjacent to and part of the Submarine Force Museum. Groton is where many of the US subs were built, including this ship. It was named after the fiction Nautilus of Jules Verne (an early edition of "20,000 Leagues under the Sea" is on...More

Thank kgilbert78
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband served in the US Navy in the early 1990's. This boat is very close to the one he served on. It gives you an accurate portrayal of what conditions our serviceman serve under. Well done.

Thank kmbracy
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking through a submarine with a self- guided tour is such a special learning opportunity! Sparks the imagination!

Thank Marie-Helene L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Please look at the reviews for the Naval Submarine Force Museum. This is a must see if you have any interest in our submarine force - and want to visit a REAL submarine! Great for families, history buffs or naval enthusiasts. Plus - FREE! Thanks...More

Thank Jburk77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
A TripAdvisor Member
304
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for local attractions we read about the nuclear submarine Nautilus and the Navy Sub museum adjacent. The Nautilus tour and museum are both exceptionally interesting with an excellent 45 minute film about submarine history, static exhibits and photographs. The museum is well laid out....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

HISTORY COMES ALIVE The development of nuclear submarines is a fascinating story. An excellent place to learn about this is at the U.S.S. Nautilus, the first nuclear sub. You get a sense of the extraordinary technology involved in building one. It took over four years...More

Thank RGinCT
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I brought my grandson (4) and he really enjoyed the Nautilus. We just walked around and talked about the various things, the small bunks, the kitchen, where the sailors ate, etc. He really enjoyed it. I’ve been there before. They have a nice gift shop...More

Thank jimmiecampbell7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was staying at subase Groton so took the opportunity to visit this before flying back home from Boston. It’s a self guided tour with an audio tour included. This tour is free with the museum right in front. You don’t realize how tight it is...More

Thank josephhS1183YJ
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The tour of the USS Nautilus is self guided with the equipment they give you upon entering. There are stairs and high thresholds to climb over and tight quarters to travel. The museum building in front gives a fascinating history of the submarines and officers...More

Thank scronk73
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to talk the kids. A fun way to learn a little history. The scope room was a hit not to mention the U.S.S. Nautilus tour.

Thank Adam750
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 14 hotels in Groton
Baymont Inn & Suites Groton/mystic
428 reviews
2.18 km away
Super 8 by Wyndham Groton
678 reviews
2.69 km away
Red Roof Inn Mystic - New London
380 reviews
2.92 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Mystic Groton
876 reviews
2.92 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Groton Townhouse Restaurant
174 reviews
2.19 km away
Flanagan's
47 reviews
2.18 km away
New York Family Pizza
23 reviews
2.71 km away
Victoria Family Restaurant
19 reviews
.82 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Submarine Force Museum
776 reviews
.05 km away
Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
94 reviews
3.80 km away
Outer Light Brewing Company
31 reviews
3.14 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from USS Nautilus staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit