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USS Midway Museum
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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Must visit
Sandra_G, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Overall loved how the incorporated audio throughout the tour. Made it more engaging and very clean!!
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My thoughts of the ship
Farid_S, Jan 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Always wanted to go on a ship! Finally did it! Amazing experience. I wish some of the areas taped off were available to public because I am a very curious person and I wanted to see more!
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A must see!
Tammie_H, Jan 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Had an amazing time! This is definitely a must see. The history and stories from those volunteers who were on this vessel were mesmerizing.
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Must see in San Diego
Maryland_E, Jan 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was great seeing history. The people were really great telling great stories of the past able the ship and it’s history.
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What an excellent experience
Jeff_R, Jan 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was a wonderful learning experience being at the USS Midway. I recommend this experience for everyone to appreciate our military
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The volunteers were very...
Marion_B, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The volunteers were very helpful. It was just amazing to see a little city aboard a ship with all the necessary services for these sailors.
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Excellent tour!
Diane_P, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The Island Tour…docent guide was so personable and so knowledgeable. He helped us really understand how the team worked together on the ship.
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It was amazing honestly I...
Bree_J, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was amazing honestly I wasn’t expecting what I saw . It was great. It’s alot to take in ! Only thing that might b a problem for people is the walking. There was alot of walking but it’s worth it
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Fly deck
Sergio_P, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It is a great experience. I was amazed by how much stuff it’s inside the ship. The planes on the fly deck are awesome
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great ship
Andia_J, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Great tour of the ship,everyone was very helpful .great food in the cafe loved looking at all the differnt aircraft
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The history of the ship....
tinafraende, Dec 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The history of the ship. And the people they were so helpful. The food were good as well. So happy we got to see it. We are from Denmark.
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Amazing
Michelle_G, Nov 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was the best! No need to stand in line. Walk right up, let them scan your ticket and there you go!

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