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Historic Ship Nautilus & Submarine Force Museum

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

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Visitors can board the Nautilus, the first nuclear-powered submarine and experience first hand 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 moder submarines. There are working periscopes, mini-subs, a 71-seat theater, gift shop and a picnic area that has seating for up to 50 people. It is the Navy's official submarine museum. Admission and park are free, and there is bus and RV parking. Reservations required for groups of 25 or more.

Tour time: 1-1.5 hours


Other amenities: Dining Nearby, Parking, Self-guided tours


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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