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USS Midway Museum

910 North Harbor Drive
619-544-9600

About Us:

The USS Midway Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1992. The Museum opened in June 2004. It is governed by a board of directors. 

Vision:

To Become America's Living Symbol of Freedom.

Mission:

Preserve the historic USS Midway and the legacy of those who serve, inspire and educate future generations, and entertain our museum guests.



Reviews

Charles Wallace

Rating:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018
This place is awesome! I spend ~3-4 hours exploring everything this ship has to offer, and I still feel like I rushed through everything! -There are a lot of aircraft both on the deck and inside of the ship, in addition to cockpits you can take pictures in. -The lower deck is huge and you will spend some time exploring every part of it to get a feel for how sailors lived on the sea. -The tour of the bridge was pretty impressive as well. At first the tour guide scares you into making sure you climb the stairs correctly, but the actual climb wasn't so bad. -All of the docents are top notch, most of them used to serve on the midway, are extremely knowledgeable, and are happy to answer any questions. You should visit the midway asap while they are still there!

Jenn Nelson

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Loved the history and information we were given. Those little listening devices were great. The fans throughout helped a lot. I could see it could get very hot touring. There were people everywhere willing to educate and share stories. The little ones liked being able to actually sit in the planes and touch buttons. It was fantastic. Thank you.

Derek Rowsell

Rating:
Sunday, June 10, 2018
This is a fantastic museum for youth and adults. Explore modern naval history by seeing it first hand in this amazing exhibit. There are a ton of ladders and stairs, so I don’t recommend it for young kids or people with limited mobility. Expect to spend about 3 hours for a reasonably in depth tour of most parts of the ship or 5-6 hours to see it all. Bring a water bottle to fill at the fountains and pick up a snack at one of the food vendors on the boat. Don’t bother to bring people who don’t want to come with you. Most of the tour is though a self guided audio tour so you won’t really be chatting much anyway. Don’t miss this museum!

Brian Geirnaert

Rating:
Friday, June 8, 2018
Highly recommend this tour. It was very educational and very cool to see. My daughter and I really enjoyed this experience. We spent about five hours doing the entire ship that was accessible to us. The entire flight deck is open to the public, with plenty of aircraft to see as well. Flight simulators were a blast. We'll worth the money to spend your day on a floating city.

Alex Mueller

Rating:
Friday, May 18, 2018
After missing on opportunities for years, we finally had some time to visit the Midway and were blown away. What a treat for all ages. The guided tour was detailed and fun. Even our young kids had a blast running up to each podium and learning more that they took our handsets right away. The staff was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I was pleasantly surprised to see someone in a yellow cap at every important area with lots of great context to add. The tour itself is very thorough. I was expecting the deck and hangar and maybe the galley and crew quarters but not the island, brig, ops, ready rooms, and engineering. You can almost imagine serving on board and get a real sense of wonder and appreciation for those who did. There are several cockpit mockups and open aircraft for kids to explore and play Ace. If you enjoy this type of museum, you should set aside three or four hours! There's a lot to see and do. There's also a cafeteria of course, and in the shade no less. Highly recommended, but do watch your head and step when venturing below deck!

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