USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA

910 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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Overview

Located along Navy Pier in downtown San Diego, USS Midway Museum features the longest-serving U.S. Navy aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Explore over 60 exhibits, and open spaces on the Flight and Hangar Decks displaying over 30 restored aircraft and helicopters. USS Midway tickets include a self-guided audio tour available in six languages.

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Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Offers self-guided audio tours in six languages.
  • Fun for the whole family.
  • Plan to spend about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Wear comfortable closed-toe shoes.
  • Bring your own wired earbuds/headphones to enjoy the audio tour.
  • 60% of exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
  • Parking available for a fee.

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It was an honor to visit the USS Midway. Rich in history and staffed mainly by volunteers, it's a unique experience for all.

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Description

from USS Midway Museum
Imagine experiencing life at sea aboard one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Visitors to the USS Midway Museum enter a floating city at sea and walk in the footsteps of 225,000 Midway sailors who served our country and upheld the American ideals of strength, freedom, and peace.

The USS Midway Museum is an unforgettable adventure for the entire family. Guests can spend the day exploring more than 60 exhibits with a collection of 29 restored aircraft. The self-guided audio tour, narrated by Midway sailors, brings the carrier's history to life. Those who dare can "take to the sky" aboard one of two flight simulators.

USS Midway's self-guided audio tour is available in 6 languages; English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Chinese.

Audio Tours
Bring your own wired earbuds/headphones to enjoy our award-winning audio tour.

USS Midway Museum Reviews

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Amber Grider
Woodland , CA
2 Reviews
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"Great experience"
August 2019
We loved touring the USS Midway. Talking with the volunteers, even some that served on this aircraft carrier, was so insightful!
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Tip: Talk with the people working/volunteering on the ship, they have very interesting stories.

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Gayle Coleman
Fairhope, AL
2 Reviews
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"Awesome!!"
July 2019
This was an awesome tour!! This ship so amazing and huge with so much history. We really enjoyed it!
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Tip: So the audio tour for sure

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Angela N.
Aurora , CO
2 Reviews
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"Much Respect deserved"
May 2019
We loved our visit to the USS Midway. I mean, where else can you actually get on a battleship. My love and pride for our military went up a few notches after seeing it. It’s close to Seaport Village so you can do both.
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Tip: Don’t eat the chipped beef! Ha ha

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Diane DeVries
New Lenox, IL
1 Review
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"Well organized, well put together"
April 2019
We thought we would only need a few hours, but we were the first on the ship and we stayed all day. Take the little speaker thing they give you when you first walk in. They did a really nice job of making small pieces of information come to life with first hand experiences of the men who lived it. Also sit and listen to the guys in the yellow hats. So informative and interesting. The movie was better than expected.
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Tip: go to the tour of "the Island" first. go through all the small parts of the ship -- so much to see.

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NANDOR TAKAC
SAN DIEGO, CA
1 Review
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"Interesting place"
January 2019
I would recommend every one to check this place out
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Patrick Lam
CA
1 Review
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"Interesting place to visit"
January 2019
Interesting, and Education
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Tip: Should go in the morning

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Lee Brown
Santa Ana, CA
1 Review
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"Great Time"
January 2019
My kids loved seeing all the planes and the ship itself. We watched the movie and heard presentations. I would recommend every one to check this place out
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Tip: Get there early or be ready to search for Parking. Parking fills up fast

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Janet Steele
Downers Grove, IL
1 Review
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"No seasickness here!"
December 2018
We prebought our tickets and moved right along. For as long as the lines were, there was plenty of room to pause and take pictures. Seeing the demonstrations at top deck was very informative. The kids enjoyed sitting in the planes and helicopters. Walking thru the gully’s to see sleeping quarters, kitchen and laundry was great. Would return again.
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Tip: A lot of Walking but there are elevators and get headphones to listen to information

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Frequently Asked Questions about USS Midway Museum

What does my admission to the USS Midway Museum include?

USS Midway Museum tickets include a full day at USS Midway, as well as a self-guided audio tour.


How long does the self-guided audio tour take?

Allow 3-4 hours for the tour. The audio tour is available in six languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Japanese and Chinese. Bring your own wired earbuds/headphones to enjoy our award-winning audio tour.


Where should I park?

Parking is available on Navy Pier (alongside the Midway Museum) for $10 for 12 hours. During holidays and special events, parking is available for $20.


What are the USS Midway Museum hours?

The museum is open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day).  Subject to change. Arrive at the reserved date and time for your museum visit.