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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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All reviews wwii submarine audio tour real submarine these men crew members control room conning tower living quarters liberty ship living conditions piece of history fisherman's wharf great attraction self guided well worth the visit own pace sailors
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my self-guided tour. The audio tour is complementary and you can move at your own pace.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

The submarine tour is an excellent way to learn about and appreciate life on a sub in WW2. It must have been uncomfortable - to say the least with eighty men in cramped quarters sharing 40 bunks, 4 toilets, and 1 shower. Add to that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

It was interesting as a visitor from the UK to visit on a US submarine and compare with the couple of UK subs I had been on. The Pampanito is obviously well cared for and a well loved vessel (as she should be). Tour allowed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 11, 2018

The USS Pampanito is another Maritime gem to see in this Marine City. It is larger than I expected - however how the crew managed to function in the cramped operational and accommodation areas is a feat of human endurance. Remember to visit the exhibition...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I visited the USS Pampanito only due to arriving hours early for my Alcatraz visit. I hadn’t known it was in San Francisco and was pleasantly surprised. It cost me $20 to enter and as I visited off peak and before lunch it wasn’t busy....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Gblake50000
Reviewed September 16, 2018 via mobile

The sub is amazing and introduces you to living conditions endured by those who served to protect us. This is an audio tour and the tour is not recomended for those who are uncomfortable in tight spaces.

Date of experience: September 2018
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with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
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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