USS Midway Museum in San Diego, CA

910 North Harbor DriveSan Diego, CA 92101
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USS Midway  Museum in San Diego, California

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. Guests can enjoy a self-guided audio tour of 60 different locations on the carrier, from the engine to the control tower; and family-friendly activities including listening to real pilot conversations during Desert Storm, climbing in bunks, and more.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our San Diego Travel Experts
  • Offers self guided audio tour in six languages.
  • 60% of exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
  • Parking available for a fee.
  • Museum is open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
  • Last admission is 4:00 pm.
  • Features more than 60 exhibits and 29 restored aircrafts.

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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.

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

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Amber Grider
Woodland , CA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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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drew267
Gilbert, Arizona
"Family visit."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 26, 2020 NEW
If you haven't been to the USS Midway you need to go and take the family, this is a great place for families to see just a little bit of what it's like for the US Navy while deployed at sea. I served with HS-4 in Coronado back in the 80's so for families this was great. There are lot's of fighter jets, helicopters, video demonstrations to learn from and you can walk through a lot of the ship to see everything from berthing to control tower, to flight deck etc.etc. .
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gcotant
"Shipboard living in tight spaces."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 24, 2020 NEW
So much more to see than the obvious flight deck. The living and working quarters are very interesting.
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JohnnyDuct
Beaver, Pennsylvania
"Very cool and educational"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2020 NEW
Had a great time seeing and learning from the gentlemen who served on the ship and now are guides that will answer any question you have.
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trans4med
Edmond, Oklahoma
"A Must see!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2020 NEW
Visiting the USS Midway is a great tour of our history. It really makes you proud to be an American. We were very impressed by all the people that helped us see this great ship. Thank you all for your service!
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Panky71
Brisbane, Australia
"A fantastic experience. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 21, 2020 NEW
Visited here on a Sunday morning with my wife, I’m recovering from a broken foot so wasn’t keen on lots of stairs. No huge lines and there were lifts up onto the main deck. Everything about this tour was well done, ex crewmen and pilots giving talks and taking time to talk to people. I’d definitely go again if I was in San Diego.
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Frequently Asked Questions about USS Midway Museum

What does my admission to the USS Midway include?
Admission includes 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.

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.

When is the USS Midway open?
The museum is open 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day). The last admission is at 4:00 pm.