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USS Pampanito

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USS Pampanito General Admission
from US$20.00*
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
Fisherman’s Wharf
+1 415-775-1943
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank 64olinp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank GTSSurrey
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

Thank yandinazetland
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

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.

Thank 4ElevenTechs
Reviewed August 31, 2018 via mobile

Had to kill an hour whilst waiting for family so decided to do the USS Pampanito tour for $20. This ww2 historical submarine is docked near fisherman’s wharf. You enter the sub via one end and enter out the other. The sub has been left...More

Thank Sardev2014
Reviewed August 23, 2018

It was great to spend some time looking around this unspoiled,WW2 submarine. Just to get a feeling on what life was about on this vessels in wartime is an eye opener. The audio tour is vital, our only criticism was the badly behaved kids running...More

Thank simonwoods2017
Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

I usually don’t say much about discounts. They discount “active” military and usually I do not have an issue with it. Like any non-military officiated entity like say, Disney. However, I’m a combat veteran. I’m not going to go into depth about me but I...More

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Reviewed August 12, 2018

If you are interested in history and in Naval warfare, you must stop and see the USS Pampanito. This hour long visit is conveniently located at Fisherman's Wharf and is well worth the stop. After paying your admission, make sure you obtain one of the...More

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Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality
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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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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