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USS Pampanito

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USS Pampanito General Admission
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USS Pampanito General Admission
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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
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Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
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Reviewed 3 days ago

First time on board or inside a submarine and it was truly excellent. Purchased reduced OAP ticket ($12, down from $20) and received an audio guide to explain everything as you do the tour. Really amazing. Inside is so much smaller and narrower than I...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I just like the whole vibe of the USS Pamanito. Down fall is super crowed Fisherman's wharf. Other than that, it was super fun to experience!

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 55Mickey
Reviewed February 3, 2019 via mobile

I enjoyed this a lot more than i thought i would. Enjoyed this way more than visiting Alcatraz. Highly recommended. The audio tour is well done.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank pieror472
Reviewed January 31, 2019

You get a self-guided tour on board this sub. Very detailed explanations and stories of life on board this submarine. Good if not crowded. Will take around 40 min.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank cyntwh
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

I visited this museum yesterday, and because it was not busy I had plenty of time to explore, without being carried along by a tide of visitors. This museum is a must if you're interested in naval history.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alpha_Delta
Reviewed January 24, 2019

Saw the submarine from a distance along the waterfront of Fisherman's Wharf moored at Pier 41. Wandered over and had a chat with the Veteran at the Office. Took the self guided audio tour which was great. Had the submarine essentially to myself. Found the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank george45
Reviewed January 16, 2019

This was a trip highlight that I came upon accidentally (while hanging out in the Musee Mechanique). The sub was really fascinating and since I was alone during my tour, I was able to really appreciate the experience. The audio tour was excellent with a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank TGDF
Reviewed December 27, 2018

It looked most impressive moored at the quayside, with its formidable firepower on display. Descending within we were immediately struck by the the cramped and constricted passageways. Moving from one segment to the next took some effort given the narrow confines. It thus gave a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank permia
Reviewed December 23, 2018

Our friends laughed when we told them, but this truly was one of the highlights of our trip to San Francisco. We had awoken early with jet lag, and after breakfast, walked from our hotel in the Tenderloin district up through Chinatown and North Beach...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank M_and_RHuddersfield
Reviewed December 7, 2018 via mobile

A self guided tour for $20.00 with many other discounts for military etc... this is a must check out sight. ThIs submarine was built in the 1940s at the Portsmouth Naval shipyard Portsmouth New Hampshire. This sub saw combat action in the pacific and also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Response from puckerstoppled | Reviewed this property |
This would be difficult for anybody physically challenged due to entrances that are tight and passagways that are narrow. Add to that the need to traverse through hatches to see the entirety of the submarine and the... More