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Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego

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icon2 to 5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 6 more

Overview

Take a trip through American naval history with admission to the USS Midway Museum in San Diego. This enormous ship, known as the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, now offers a range of interactive exhibits, a self-guided audio tour and numerous restored aircraft across its 4-acre (1.6-hectare) flight deck and sections below. It’s an essential piece of San Diego’s, and America’s, military history.
  • Skip the Line: Proceed directly to the front gate for admission
  • Visit one of the largest aircraft carriers in the US Navy fleet
  • Enjoy over 60 exhibits including the flight deck, galley, engine room and more
  • Audio tour included in the admission price is available in English, Japanese, Spanish, French, German and Mandarin
  • A must for the entire family
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Audio Tour
All taxes, fees and handling charges
Embarcadero Adventure Offers including discounts for other nearby attractions
World famous Midway volunteers will bring the flight deck alive
Ability to skip the ticketing line - does not apply to lines within the attraction.
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop off

Departure Time

7/20/2020 - 10/7/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Climb aboard the USS Midway carrier in San Diego, a former naval vessel that now plays home to a fascinating range of exhibits on the American military. It’s a fascinating way to learn about military history along with an iconic piece of Americana.

Begin your USS Midway visit on downtown San Diego’s Embarcadero, boarding the ship any time during its regular hours of operation. This marvel of engineering once housed more than 4,500 crew members across its various decks, and served in the US Navy between 1945 and 1992, making it the longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century. Over the years more than 225,000 sailors have walked its sturdy decks.

Once on board the ship, you have a range of options to explore. For more than a decade this famous carrier was the largest ship in the world (too large to fit through the Panama Canal, in fact), so there’s no shortage of things to do. Continue on a self-guided audio tour, told through the stories of the ship’s former officers and sailors.

Or visit some of the 65 highlighted locations throughout the vessel, covering its bridge to its engine room. There’s also 25 restored aircraft lining its deck and a range of interactive exhibits to suit visitors of all ages. You can also get a better sense for life at sea as you explore the ship’s restored living quarters, including the galleys, sleeping quarters and officer’s country.

Before you go, don’t forget to check out the flight simulator, and make sure to stop by the gift shop and café to cap off your visit.
Itinerary
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USS Midway Museum
The USS Midway was the US Navy's longest serving carrier of the 20th century (1945-1992), and the largest ship in the world for a decade, housing 4,500 crew! Now you can walk in the footsteps of 225,000 sailors on a self-guided audio tour narrated by former Midway sailors and officers. USS Midway also contains interactive exhibits and climb-aboard aircraft for all ages. Don't miss the flight simulators, gift shop and cafe. Experience what it was like to be part of a "city at sea", explore galleys, officer's country, sleeping quarters and the engine room of the first Navy ship too large for the Panama Canal! You will be amazed by the 4-acre flight deck and the 360-degree panoramic view of downtown San Diego.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Complimentary, loaner wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Elevator access from Navy Pier onto the ship, from the hangar deck down to the second deck and up to the flight deck
  • Approximately 60 percent of the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
  • Narrated video tour of all museum exhibits is shown continuously in the hangar deck
  • Parking is available adjacent to Midway for an additional fee through Ace parking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY USS Midway

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If youre a Top Gun fan or a military enthusiast - this is a must!" See review
  • "Really cool to explore the ship on your own at your own pace with knowledgeable friendly staff there to guide you" See review

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Worthwhile
CarolynV_H
, Sep 2021
Would totally recommend this tour. Spent 3 hours touring the shop. Buying this pass got us right to the front of the line.
star-5
It is a must to see if your in the area!!!
AJ_B
, Sep 2021
We had a great time! Everyone was very knowledgeable about the ship. You can look at things at your own pace and the museum gives you the realistic views on the sailors really lived. It also had all the planes that would of traveled and/or would of landed on it too. Worth every bit to go see it.
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Midway is always a great...
Amy_Y
, Sep 2021
Midway is always a great time. Seems there is always something more to see. Volunteers are super friendly and knowledgeable
star-5
Experience of a Lifetime
Lee_D
, Sep 2021
What a fantastic experience. I was able to spend my birthday there. We were there over 5 hours and could have spent much more time. Plan on spending an entire day if not more.
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Would go again and sgain
Jeanine_R
, Sep 2021
Souvenirs were a bit pricey. The pictures were nice but cost way to much. But the tours were outstanding. Make sure you legs are ready for all the stairs but totally worth it!! I would go s million times again. The flight simulator was worth the price!!
star-5
Wonderful experience
Sheila_F
, Sep 2021
Movie at the beginning of our tour was very impactful! The ship is so big. Just amazing it floats. Simulators were a must do at least the screaming Eagle
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Midway Museum
Neil_M
, Sep 2021
Parking next to ship reasonable. Walking right on the ship with no line was so easy. Free audio self tour well managed. Great hassle free day.
star-5
Excellent time at USS Midway!
Saswato_R
, Sep 2021
Had a wonderful time visiting the USS Midway. Spent half the day, but you could probably spend more time here. SO much history and great hearing from war veterans. And SO many areas to walk through and visit, just incredible the engineering of it all.
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Being aboard one of the...
Christopher_F
, Sep 2021
Being aboard one of the most historical Naval Vessels in US History was awe inspiring! Can’t wait to take my kids next time!
star-5
Best experience ever!!
Richard_G
, Sep 2021
Loves hearing the old timers talk of their time on the boat at sea and what it takes to keep a beast like this fit for thousands of sailors, awesome tour do not leave without this experience!! Richard from El Paso, Texas.

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