USS Midway Museum Tickets
San Diego, California, USA
Step aboard the United States Navy’s longest-serving aircraft carrier on this tour! Experience the history and legacy of the USS Midway with a self-guided audio tour and 60 interactive and family-friendly activities.
- 60 exhibits and activities about naval aviation
- Informative and educational experience
What’s included in the tour
- Ticket flexibility; you have six months from date of purchase to redeem your ticket
- Self-guided tour
About this San Diego tour
Commissioned just eight days after World War II ended, the USS Midway began its historic run as the Navy’s leading aircraft carrier. On this tour, come aboard the legendary aircraft carrier and experience the world within for a fascinating look. This is one of the top tours in San Francisco.
You will learn that the ship was named after the epic World War II naval battle in the Pacific. Although it’s named after a pivotal war event, the USS Midway was also used for humanitarian purposes, such as the 1991 Operation Fiery Vigil after Mount Pinatubo erupted in the Philippines. The ship is so large, it was unable to maneuver through the Panama Canal. The USS Midway was used extensively during the Vietnam War and was the Persian Gulf flagship during Operation Desert Storm in 1991. It was decommissioned in 1992 after 47 years of top naval duties. Learn all this and more during the tour! There are plenty of things to do and see within the USS Midway.
Prepare to discover a city that is found within the ship for an unforgettable experience. You will be able to tour the engine room, sleeping quarters, machine shops, post office, and more. Explore the primary flight control and the pilots’ ready rooms for an intimate look at how the ship was commanded. Get a chance to climb the ladders for an impressive look at the 1,000-foot-long flight deck. There are activities that the entire family can enjoy! For insider information and top commentary, museum docents located throughout the ship will be more than happy to share their knowledge.
Included in your admission is a self-guided audio tour that enhances your experience aboard the USS Midway. The in-depth audio is recorded by actual Midway sailors. Check out the 60 exhibits that are located within the ship as well as 29 restored aircraft that are on display. The USS Midway has witnessed some of the fiercest and best moments of world events, so it’s an experience worth exploring.
Please make your way to Downtown San Diego - Navy Pier, 910 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.
The Docent led Island tour (superstructure above the flight deck) is free with paid admission. You must be at least 42" tall to visit the Island. Please note that the Island tour line may close at 4 PM on busy days. Admission includes a self-guided audio tour to over 60 locations. Should you choose to stop at every location, the tour takes about 3 hours. Guests can choose which locations to visit, therefore the length of the tour depends on the guest.
Approximately 60 percent of the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible, including the restrooms.
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Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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