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USS Pampanito Submarine Tour for Two or Family of Six (Up to 71% Off)

Fisherman's Wharf

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In a Nutshell

Restored WWII submarine grants insight into its history with audio tour, oral histories, letters & educational programs for adults & kids

The Fine Print

Expires Apr 10th, 2013. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Children's tickets valid only for ages 6-12. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

To be considered a historical landmark, structures must be at least 50 years old and contain at least one Founding Father’s skeleton. Feel history in your bones with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

  • $14 for admission for two adults and four children (up to a $48 value)
  • $10 for admission for two adults (up to a $24 value)<p>

Customers may download a free audio tour prior to their visit.<p>

<i>USS Pampanito</i>

Though it survived six war patrols in the Pacific and an at-sea rescue of 73 POWs, the USS Pampanito is no match for the ravages of salt and wind. That’s why every seven years the San Francisco Maritime National Park Association hauls the 300-foot submarine from its perch at Pier 45 and restores it, piece by piece, to its WWII-era glory. Such meticulous upkeep and respect for original detail have earned the vessel its status as a National Historic Landmark. While the museum's crews keep the exterior free of salt erosion and smudge marks from nuzzling seals, curators use the interior as a gallery for historic artifacts that tell about the ship's accomplishments and the men who ran it. The vessel's narrow halls host the 80-man crew’s letters, memorabilia, and oral histories, as well as interactive educational programs for adults and kids. For an extended visit with history, the ship is available for educational birthday parties that offer access to otherwise restricted areas of the vessel, as well as daylong and overnight outings.


A tour gives one a real feel of what it is like to be on & in a submarine

Traveler-O-World, TripAdvisor, 2/26/12

Five stars must see for anyone who is in the area

frostwick, Google Places, 4/7/11


  • “Everything is nicely intact, but the Maximus time I would recommend spending in there is 30 minutes. ”

  • “interesting to see , but it takes all of 15 min to see it all. ”

  • “Great part of history ”

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    Fisherman's Wharf

    Pier 45

    San Francisco, California 94133


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