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USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

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2,907 Reviews
Open daily 10am - 5pm
910 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, 92101

The Basics

Exhibits in the USS Midway Museum include the engine room, the ship’s brig, machine shops, and the crew’s sleeping quarters. Walk along the narrow confines of the upper decks to the bridge, admiral’s war room, and the control tower. The ship’s flight deck is home to multiple aircraft, including an F-14 Tomcat, F-4 Phantom jet fighter, and an A-7 Corsair. Three flight simulators, music videos, films, interactive exhibits, and the Ejection Seat Theater make a visit to this important part of military history a memorable and kid-friendly experience.

Admission to the museum includes a self-guided audio tour narrated by Midway sailors, available in multiple languages. Guided tours of downtown San Diego frequently include the USS Midway Museum as a stop, along with other area highlights such as Sea World, La Jolla, Balboa Park, or a San Diego Bay cruise.

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Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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Hooyah Navy!
Roy, Apr 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Truly a great place to visit to get an in-person appreciation of our Naval services. The lines were not too long and the personnel did an excellent job of assuring that our health safety was protected. My kids truly learned a lot about the work and life of a Sailor on a Carrier. Good times. Will visit again soon.
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What a Tour!
Ali_R, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Absolutely amazing. Historical display of fire power. It was fun to see the lower deck and learn about th engines. A CITY on water. Glad I checked it out.
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Worth going to!
Alejandra_R, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It is a very huge ship, but such an amazing adventure! Take comfortable shoes because it is a lot of walking, if you have bad knees I suggest to use the elevator because it is a lot of climbing stairs.
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Interesting Museum
Tammie_S, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Very interesting to learn about the history of the ship and the amazing crew. I recommend for anyone who is interested in US Navy history, the history of WWII, and families.
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Excellent!!
Kimberley_G, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Awesome docents!!! Very easy to navigate the self tours and listen to the audio tour! Will be back with new visitors!
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Amazing
Laura_G, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
This was a really neat, informative and fun experience. The staff/veterans who work there are the key to making the tour all the more rewarding. Our guide shared wonderful input and stories. Highly recommend this!
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Great experience!
Christopher_D, Mar 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Victor is pretty sweet I was able to skip the line and make my reservation online, The USS Midway Museum was fascinating!
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Very cool experience
Emily_K, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was a spontaneous decision to take the tour and we are so glad we did! It was incredible to be up on the flight deck and we loved learning about how they launched the planes. Thank you to all of our service men and women!
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Excellent adventure on the Uss midway!
Sunny_L, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The tour is great. I couldn’t download our tickets due to poor internet, but the staff found the booking right away
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Could not be better.
Lorraine_R, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Spending time on Memorial Day on such a majestic ship with my grandson. The ship is amazing and the presentation of planes is awesome. The people working g there were very knowledgeable and spent all the time with us as we wanted. I will definitely tell people to put this tour on their bucket list!
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Very memorable; honor, courage, commitment.
Jennifer_J, Jun 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The docents were very informative and helpful. It was interesting to hear their experiences. There were many cool artifacts to see on the ship and the planes.
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Awesome! But skip the line pass doesn't let you skip the line.
Casey, May 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The skip the line ticket does not mean you get to skip the line. People buying tickets at the ticket office the same day got in before is. The Midway is an awesome experience.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Wear proper footwear, as a tour of the ship’s interior includes many stairs and narrow passageways.

  • Skip-the-line tours are recommended on weekends and during busy holiday times.

  • Several elevators and wheelchair access routes have been added to make the ship about 60 percent accessible.

  • Children ages 5 years old and younger, active duty military (including reservists, law enforcement, and firefighters) receive free admission.

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How to Get There

The USS Midway Museum is located at Navy Pier in downtown San Diego, on Harbor Drive. The Santa Fe Train Depot and MTS trolley station are each a 5-minute walk away. Limited paid parking is available in the Port of San Diego lot, and there is metered parking on neighboring streets.

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When to Get There

Allow at least 90 minutes for a visit here. The USS Midway Museum is open daily from 10am to 5pm, with the last admission at 4pm. It is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

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Special Events and Festivals at the USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum holds several festivals throughout the year to honor America’s servicemen and woman, and to celebrate the country’s military history. The Fourth of July Festival enables you to watch the San Diego Bay’s fireworks display from the flight deck, and there is a family Veteran’s Day celebration held every year.

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USS Midway Museum