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USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

star-4.5
3,339 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, as well as the bridge, admiral’s war room, and control tower. The ship’s flight deck is also home to multiple aircraft, including an F-14 Tomcat, F-4 Phantom jet fighter, and an A-7 Corsair.

Admission to the museum includes a self-guided audio tour through the multiple interactive exhibits, narrated by Midway sailors. 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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Midway Museum
Neil_M, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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
Wonderful experience
Sheila_F, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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
star-5
Excellent time at USS Midway!
Saswato_R, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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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Love this Midway Museum!
Lynnea, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Loved the movie, tours and lectures. Great volunteers!! It’s amazing to see all these planes in one place. Thank you!
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Proud to visit
dougteri, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Nice updates since last visit enjoyed all exhibits. Bought 4 used books Good am display of aircraft .
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Visitor Made it very easy
Lizette_P, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Preordering tickets with visitor made it very easy to get the tickets and get through any line. We enjoyed the opportunity to see this historic ship . And knowing it was dog friendly with our small little dog in his stroller made it even more fun.
star-5
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!
star-5
Great experience.
Kevin_S, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
We really enjoyed the planes on the flight deck, the movie in the theater and all the information provided on the audio tour.
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Worth visiting
Wendy_S, Aug 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Great time, my husband was my personal guide, and meet one of the veterans that works there that was on the USS Carl Vincent the same time my husband was on there.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The USS Midway Museum offers kid-friendly attractions such as flight simulators, the Ejection Seat Theater, and music videos.

  • 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 last admission at 4pm. It is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day and busiest on the weekends and holidays.

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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