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USS Midway Museum

910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
+1 619-544-9600
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Located in downtown San Diego, the USS Midway (Museum) was America’s longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Today, the interactive museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family as guests walk in the footsteps of the 225,000 young men who served on Midway. Visitors explore a floating city at sea, the amazing flight deck and its 29 restored aircraft, flight simulators, and are inspired in the Battle of Midway Theater, included with admission. Admission also includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors in English, Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, French and German. Visiting Midway is a once-in-a-lifetime experience in San Diego, known around the world as "Navy Town, USA."
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
910 N Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-5811
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Reviewed yesterday

On our recent family visit to the US we went & spent some time on this mighty vessel. We found the staff just awesome, their knowledge & passion for this ship is 2nd to none. Being a visitor from Australia they really engaged us on...More

Thank davidrS4562NM
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely location, great set up. Informative staff and great tour. Staff dotted throughout to give additional information which made it that more enjoyable. Great visit

Thank RL B
Reviewed 2 days ago

We spent our final day in San Diego exploring the enormous USS Midway. There are many interesting exhibits all throughout the ship and the tour guides/docents are all very engaging with fun stories to tell. Highly recommended.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 2 days ago

We had two hours to kill so we went to the Midway. I am glad we did. The planes and audio tour were worth the price. Had good conversations with the vets on the flight deck about life on the carrier.

Thank mjbinkc
Reviewed 2 days ago

It is super cool to walk around a decommission Naval ship. There are multiple simulators to try. Being on the deck with all of the aircraft was really amazing. It was fun to see how the people on the shipped lived and worked. A lot...More

Thank Penelope P
Reviewed 2 days ago

A museum like no other, with volunteer former aircraft carriers crew members ready to give you all explanations you may need about life on board. Well documented exhibitions about operations … A live history lesson!!!

Thank Isabelle J
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an amazing, interesting, history filled tour that anyone, any age would enjoy. Do the flight deck tour. I have read sites (like AAA) that say "allow one hour minimum". I say allow three to four hours. There is so much to see. Go...More

Thank Barb P
Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved that this place had self-guided audio tours. You could zip through areas or take more time absorbing all of the information. They have a scavenger hunt for kids to "earn their wings" and it kept my son engaged with less detailed information. The...More

Thank SJax33
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Seriously, you're on board a US aircraft carrier, filled with aircraft from WW2 and after. How cool is that! Only cooler to be on an active duty one. Spent most of the day there just reading all about the history behind each piece of equipment.

Thank Ryan W
Reviewed 3 days ago

There sure is a lot of history here. I took the audio tour which was well worth it. Give yourself lots of time to do this so you can enjoy it.

Thank Dale K
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4 January 2018|
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Response from USS_Midway_Museum | Property representative |
Hello. Thank you for your interest in our Museum. I would answer your question by pointing out that we are extremely "kid friendly'. Ours is a very hands on museum. We have many exhibits that encourage guest interaction. We... More
14 November 2017|
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Response from USS_Midway_Museum | Property representative |
Our Visitor Center has a place to store luggage, just tell the safety team and they will show you where to go.
11 October 2017|
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Response from NinaW2000 | Reviewed this property |
Tour the bridge first. That takes about 30 minutes. With the remainder of the time stroll by the planes on top deck. If you have time left, walk through the other sections labeled in yellow 1-33 with the headset and stop... More