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

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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 - 11/2/2022
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
  • HOURS ARE 10AM TO 5PM HOWEVER LAST ADMISSION IS 4PM.
  • OPERATED BY USS Midway
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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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.

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  • "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

Reviews

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star-4
Well worth the time and money
Bill_M
, Oct 2021
The audio tour was fascinating! The aircraft carrier landing information session was very informative. I wish there were some shaded spots to sit and rest.
star-5
A day in history
Stephanie_P
, Oct 2021
I really enjoyed the movie and hearing stories from the volunteers. The tours were well directed and easy to follow.
star-4
Cool place
Charie_D
, Oct 2021
The USS Midway was really cool. I wish we would have had more time there to really have a chance to see it all. Skipping the line was not really necessary for us as there was no line when we arrived.
star-5
It was an awesome We...
Mark_S
, Oct 2021
It was an awesome We would go again. The docents are friendly and informative. The hands on was the best part of the tour.
star-5
Great Family Day
Marikit_A
, Oct 2021
My kids liked the Trivia for Junior Pilot USS Midway . We enjoyed the Tour & the kids have so much Fun & Learned a lot 😁❤️👍
star-5
Great experience
Martin_S
, Oct 2021
Great experience! Highly recommended . All the staff are so friendly. Great tour for the entire family.
star-5
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.
star-5
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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