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USS Midway Museum

USS Midway Museum

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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Awesome!
Jinny_C, Jul 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Nice room, scenic view, good location, friendly staff! I was so satisfied with this hotel. Definitely recommend!!!
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Great experience
Nicole_C, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Loved speaking with the volunteers. Take the tour That goes up in the tower. It’s totally worth the time.
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Great family outing
Jamie_H, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The volunteers were a bunch of veterans that made the experience even more awesome because they were able to answer a lot of my kids questions and hear it from someone who had experienced it first hand.
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Great for teens
CHRISTINE_B, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Helpful docents, amazing close up interactions with the ship and cool aircraft. Great experience for the family!
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Best Experience for military families
Lorae_K, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
I knew my husband & sons were going to love this museum! The cafe also served my boys favorite “Prime Rib!”
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Must visit
Chang_J, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was an amazing trip to USS Midway Museum. All the people who work there are very friendly people, they are very nice, knowledgeable, helpful. All the stuff you see are real. Everything good!!!
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USS Midway Must Visit
Kathleen_S, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The flight deck was incredible. So many aircraft to see. You can easily enjoy 3-4 hours to see it all.
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Definitely don't skip the...
Nicole_M, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Definitely don't skip the island tour. Get a map from the friendly docents and check out the engine level. Lots to see.
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Thank God for Veterans
Mark_w, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It would be so hard to pick just one. That was literally the most interesting museum I've ever seen in my entire life. We stayed 6 hours and could've stayed more. One person in our group would say the penny welded into the front of the plane. Another would say the flight deck. The other loved meeting the knowledgeable docents/veterans.
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This place is a must
Tony_M, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
One of the best experiences. Everyone there is very nice and helpful. All the staff is is happy to help and informative.
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What a pleasant experience with the app
Stefan_G, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The Viator app worked super well, it's also really easy to navigate and find the events you've purchased, the museum itself was eh.
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Great tour!
Shirley_M, Jun 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Learning about the different jets and sailors and how they lived and worked. The whole experience was so interesting.
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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
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