USS Pampanito

Sightseeing or Tour
Pier 45, San Francisco, CA 94133 Pier 45, San Francisco Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Open All Hours
+14157751943
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Head on over to San Francisco's USS Pampanito today and enjoy a thrill of a lifetime. This place is obviously the place to be, so get your calendar out and make plans to visit it soon.

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    9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Fri-Sat
    9:00 AM - 8:00 PM

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Report | 4 months ago
Although we liked visiting the USS Pampanito the man who took our voucher did not offer us the audio tour. We later found out that it was supposed to come with our tickets so I feel we missed out on what I believe important and interesting facts about the submarine.
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Report | 5 months ago
Great tour! We had 2 adults and 4 kids ( ages 15-9) and we all enjoyed it! It was very interesting and informative. I would do this again
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Report | 5 months ago
Great value. While not a large exhibit, it is nonetheless impressive. Self guided so spend as much or little time as you like.
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Report | 5 months ago
It's The Real Deal !
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Report | 5 months ago
We did not purchase the prerecorded information head sets. We had hoped to just walk through and see things on our own. You are in a small space. We got trapped by groups listening to recorded information, with a toddler that had to use the restroom. I would not recommend if you are scared of small spaces and/or have young children.
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Report | 6 months ago
The museum was interesting. It was worth seeing using the Groupon deal. The tour took us back in time.
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Report | 6 months ago
We had our boys overly excited to be able to visit this site all the way from Finland. The historical part told by the older gentlemen was especially interesting.
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Report | 6 months ago
Marvelous experience. A piece of history needs support financially to adequately preserve it. All school kids should visit the sub to imagine how the submariners endured the hardship on board under the water to face constant threat of enemy attack. Would visit it again soon. Worth the time and money.
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Report | 6 months ago
Really informative if you have the podcast in your smartphone or tablet and go through the submarine. Great experience for families but it is tight quarters.
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Report | 8 months ago
Excellent tour and highly recommend.
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From Our Editors

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.

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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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