Visit for Two or Four to the USS "Hornet" Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Alameda

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History tends to repeat itself, which means there’s a good chance you’ll get run over by another war elephant. Admire what history has taught us thus far with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $16 for admission for two (up to a $32 value)
  • $29 for admission for up to four (up to a $64 value)

USS Hornet Museum

Standing sentinel after clocking significant time in World War II and assisting with the recovery of Apollo 11 and 12 space-shuttle crews, the USS Hornet now serves as an anchored museum where naval enthusiasts and curious citizens can wander her decks to gain insight into her past military duties on the high seas. The aircraft carrier is comprised of four levels of historical eye-candy, mixing curated exhibits with actual ship quarters such as the captain's bridge and in-port cabins. Visitors roam the ship during self-guided tours, which are often injected with wisdom from available docents or chatty seagulls. Sites include the island and navigation bridge, where the helmsman directed the ship and where the admiral conducted operations with his task force, as well as the hangar deck, with access to the ship's panoramic fantail view of San Francisco.


Reviews

Did it with the guided tour and the staff was just marvelous. It was very informative and educational

Aldrin T., Yelp, 1/14/13

What a piece of history.  Shes old and it shows by the chipping haze grey paint on her bow, but that doesn't make her any less the legend that she is.

Tony A., Yelp, 12/30/12

Tips from Groupon Customers

  • “not handicap accessible and wear tennis shoes due to lots of walking and be advised narrow stairways Great presentations :)”

  • “THIS IS SUCH A FUN EXPERIENCE. TAKE YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY - YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID. THE SHIP JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING - ROOM AFTER ROOM WITH HISTORY...LOTS OF FUN...”

    “THIS IS SUCH A FUN EXPERIENCE. TAKE YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY - YOU WILL BE GLAD YOU DID. THE SHIP JUST KEEPS GOING AND GOING - ROOM AFTER ROOM WITH HISTORY...LOTS OF FUN STUFF TO SEE. WE GOT THERE WHEN THEY OPENED, HAD YUMMY HOT DOGS ON THE SHIP AND LEFT WHEN IT CLOSED. PEOPLE THERE ARE SUPER NICE TOO. WE ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT. THANK YOU GROUP ON!! ”

  • “We have had a very good toiur guide who made this visit interesting”

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    Alameda

    707 W Hornet Ave.

    Pier 3

    Alameda, California 94501

    510-521-8448

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In a Nutshell

Aircraft carrier that served in World War II and Apollo recovery holds four levels of ship quarters, exhibits, and panoramic views of bay

The Fine Print

Expires Aug 14th, 2013. Limit 1 per person, may buy 4 additional as gifts. Limit 5 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Valid for general admission during standard hours. Not valid for special events including: Big Band Dances, Monster Bash, Veterans Day and New Years Eve Gala. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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