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USS Becuna

Penn's Landing at Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
+1 215-922-1898
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Sub & Battleship combo

This is a great stop at Penn's Landing. Reasonable price ($60 for 3 adults &1kid) that also got us... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vinny W
via mobile
Submarine and Spanish-American War cruiser

This waterfront museum, at Penn's Landing, contains the Becuna and a more historic ship, the USS... read more

Reviewed 21 March 2017
Hoosiercritic
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West Lafayette, Indiana
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Penn's Landing at Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA
City Center East
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+1 215-922-1898
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great stop at Penn's Landing. Reasonable price ($60 for 3 adults &1kid) that also got us into the museum at the landing but we did not have time. We did the sub first. It's is a WWII/Cold War era sub. We climbed...More

Thank Vinny W
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This waterfront museum, at Penn's Landing, contains the Becuna and a more historic ship, the USS Olympia, flagship of Admiral Dewey in Manila Bay during the Spanish-American war. The Becuna is a standard US world war 2 submarine updated to "GUPPY" format after the war....More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you love naval history and visiting historic ships, this is a must-see attraction. It is located at Penn's Landing and anchored next to Admiral Dewey's flagship the USS Olympia. It requires going into tight spaces and using ladders and steps, so it not a...More

Thank dbwbear
Reviewed 18 February 2017

As you enter the top hatch of the sub, you are transported back to WWII. You get to travel the full length of the sub, from stem to stern. There is a lot of information provided to explain what life was like on the sub....More

Thank jediknight101
Reviewed 8 January 2017

This walk is good to enjoy more than the USS BECUNA it has lots to see and an lot on the ship to be informed ... a true educational experience.... it is a 3 star THOMAS PAUL COMEDY!!!!!!!

Thank thomas p
Reviewed 9 October 2016

As you weave through the maze of valves, piping, switches, gauges, and levers that encompass the cramped quarters in which men lived and fought in a steel tube below the surface of the sea, you get a feel for what their lives must have been...More

Thank Alan T
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Our tour was narrated by a docent from the Independence Seaport Museum. He was extremely knowledgeable about the sub and its war efforts. You get a glimpse of all aspects of a submariner's life. You can visit the sub without a docent, but you will...More

1  Thank Robert M
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This is part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Do not miss the submarine. It is the best part of the museum. You really see what it was like to work and live in a submarine. Not for the extremely claustrophobic!

1  Thank Jenn N
Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

This sub has been here for a long time along side the USS Olympia. Both boats are kept in pretty good condition. The kids will love the sub due to the close quarters and they can fit everywhere. Both boats are very good static displays...More

Thank chaz r
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Was wandering the streets of Philly one day with nothing to do and ended up by the river and spied the submarine and thought I'd have a look. Was surprised at how interesting it was. Naturally had seen all those war movies of subs and...More

Thank Bruce M
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