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Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum

USS NAUTILUS will return to the Submarine Force Museum Summer of 2022. Board the world's first nuclear-powered submarine. Museum recounts the history of the U.S. Submarine Force. Working periscopes, mini-subs, mini-theaters. Gift shop, picnic area.

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USS NAUTILUS will return to the Submarine Force Museum Summer of 2022. The NAUTILUS is commencing a long-awaited dry-docking maintenance period and will be closed to the public starting October 2021. The museum will remain open with a new virtual tour available in her absence. We expect to reopen the NAUTILUS in late spring/early summer of 2022.

Visitors can board the Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine, and experience firsthand what it was like to be a member of the crew. The museum documents the development of submarines, from David Bushnell's Turtle, constructed in 1776 to the Navy's modern submarines. There are working periscopes, mini-subs, a 71-seat theater, a gift shop, and a picnic area that has seating for up to 50 people. It is the Navy's official submarine museum. Admission and parking are free, and there is bus and RV parking. Reservations are required for groups of 25 or more.


Pricing: Free.

Other Amenities: Open After COVID, ADA Compliant, Bus Parking, Gift Shop, Guided Group Tours



1 Crystal Lake Rd.
Groton, CT 06349


Wed.-Mon. 9-5. Closed Tue., Thanksgiving, Dec. 25, New Years day, for one full week in Apr. & Oct.

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