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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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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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Great Day Out
DANIEL_J, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Great day out plenty to see and learn. The flight deck was great a lot of planes and helicopters and the staff are very knowledgeable and more than happy to chat. Fantastic!
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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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Enjoyed everything about...
Charlene_M, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Enjoyed everything about our day! It was a great experience for all ages. Especially enjoyed the interaction with the men who shared their experience and knowledge of the ship.
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Great
max_m, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Talk about landing an airplane on a carrier all the staff were very well informed . Oooooookkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk
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Just as it should be
Chavon_B, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Everything worked out as it should have. No line. Experience was great. We walked right up to the gate without a problem
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Must visit
Milagros_E, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
The area is well maintained. Place is historical, very informative. Excellent views inside and out. Recommend to all for everyone to see.
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Great experience.....
Johnny_G, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Great experience.. learned a lot about the battleship.. excellent crew.. they were funny, explained everything in great detail.. great sense of humor
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A simple way to skip the lines
BertaC_S, May 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
I used this when I was in San Diego. It was so easy to book what I wanted, to pay for it and then all I needed to do was show them my phone with the confirmation. I did not have to wait in any lines this is a great service.
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Weasel tomcat
Beatrice_Z, Apr 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Awesome experience, so glad I went! My husband served in the navy back in the early 80’s and it was great to see how he lived on the ship!
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Reactions to being onboard the USS Midway
Carol_R, Apr 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Seeing daily life in the ship. Watching videos of take offs and landings. Seeing how airplane wings flap back or up to save space. Learning about different helicopters and their uses. The enormity of the ship!!
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Tour the Midway!
Kate_G, Apr 2022
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
My husband was in a meeting so I toured the carrier alone. The self guided audio tour was great the I found learning about the ship, planes and life on board so interesting. I would highly recommend a visit!

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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