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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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A must see!
Kathy_C, Nov 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Loved all the experienced docents available to give you first hand experience about what it was like to actually “be there “. Great stuff for couples or families to do. Excellent cafe overlooking bay. i was afraid there would be a lot of climbing but there really was not and they had elevators. Great time was had by all!
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It was a lovely way to...
Ivan_G, Nov 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was a lovely way to spend a family afternoon… the size of the ship is breathtaking. Being able to walk though history and meet veterans that create it was really eye opening.
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Praise and Adore the Military Men
Margarita_G, Nov 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
So grateful for all the soldiers and I saluted them for bravery. All the stories they encountered with Vietnamese, felt sad, but so proud of all the soldiers, a very and excellent job and devotion saving them🥰🥰🥰🙏
star-5
Great tour
Marcelina_B, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
A very well planned, thoughtful, and meaningful exhibit. Brings history alive in a way that even young people can relate to.
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Don't miss the Great Midway Tours!!
Anonymous, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Being an Aerospace engineer, I liked the whole tour, especially the control tower (Island) and the mechanicals of the engine room.
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A day in history
Stephanie_P, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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-4
Well worth the time and money
Bill_M, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
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.
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It was an awesome We...
Mark_S, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
It was an awesome We would go again. The docents are friendly and informative. The hands on was the best part of the tour.
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Great Family Day
Marikit_A, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
My kids liked the Trivia for Junior Pilot USS Midway . We enjoyed the Tour & the kids have so much Fun & Learned a lot 😁❤️👍
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Great experience
Martin_S, Oct 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Great experience! Highly recommended . All the staff are so friendly. Great tour for the entire family.
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Worthwhile
Carolyn_H, Sep 2021
Skip the Line: USS Midway Museum Admission Ticket in San Diego
Would totally recommend this tour. Spent 3 hours touring the shop. Buying this pass got us right to the front of the line.

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