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USS Pampanito

Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-775-1943
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World War II submarine docked at Pier 45.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“world war ii” (17 reviews)
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Pier 45 @ Fisherman Wharf, San Francisco, CA 94133
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-775-1943
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great attraction, and one which both me and our 10 year old son enjoyed. The audio tour and description of the submarine was great, and this was backed up with ex submariners on board. Good value for money and worth a visit...More

Thank sandorp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will admit I thought twice before I got on this, fearing I might find a submarine too claustrophobic particularly as I am tall and sadly not as thin as I once was. But with very few people about on the day I wandered about...More

Thank Kgnof1977
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I toured this sub on a weekday in December, 2017 and there was no one else in the sub. I followed the audio tour that comes with the $20 ticket (find a coupon in a local flyer and get $5 off, the flyers are everywhere)....More

Thank WVJeff304
Reviewed 8 December 2017

We toured the sub just after Thanksgiving and had the whole thing to ourselves, what a blast. This is must for any history buff. To get the feel of a real WWII machine like this was amazing. I have been aboard a Foxtrot Class Soviet...More

Thank chrissB2733LD
Reviewed 29 November 2017

For sure my family has a ton more meaning when visiting this sub as my Dad served as the cook (you will hear his voice on the tape and hear him sing a bar of a song as well). No one loved his shipmates more...More

Thank thomaseX967TZ
Reviewed 26 November 2017

This is a MOST FOR HISTORY AND WW2 Fans to tour a liberty ship that help win the war. The tour is reasonable priced, self paced and they have audio for each person See almost all of the ships main areas and show how the...More

Thank G-Whz
Reviewed 19 November 2017

WOW, if you have never been on a submarine, this is a great place to learn and see all about submarines and some history of the war. You get to walk through most of the submarine with an audio guide to explain everything. Was quiet...More

Thank Ripitup2014
Reviewed 18 November 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed taking the tour again and helping to support keeping the piece of history afloat. Tour is pretty quick (self guided). The vintage iPod shuffles had some connection issues. They have a family pack that is a good value. Stay and linger a while below...More

Thank WillametteWill
Reviewed 8 November 2017

It's a fun place to hang out for and learn about history. It's a bit pricey for whole family to go into the SUB thou.

Thank Jyoty P
Reviewed 1 November 2017

It isn't everyday you can see and feel the conditions of a World War II submarine. This is a unique opportunity. The crews were all volunteers. Many did not return from their missions (a young family member being one). Visiting the U.S.S. Pampanito museum ship...More

Thank OldPilotOld
Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
hotels, and good food, there’s something for everyone
at Fisherman’s Wharf. From street performers and
historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a
postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner.
Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded
with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while
Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone’s sweet tooth
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21 July 2015|
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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