USS Hornet Museum

Alameda

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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

Promotional value expires May 22, 2014. Amount paid never expires. 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. Arrive before 2 pm for docent-led tour; docent-led tours subject to availability. Not valid on holidays. Not valid for special events such as: Big Band Dances, Monster Ball, July 4th Celebration and New Years Eve Gala. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.

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

Customer Reviews

A wonderful outing to share with teens and kids, to learn a bit of history. Tour guides are very knowledgable and helpful, we spent 4 hours without realizing the time flying by! Our two kids age 5 & 8 enjoyed looking at the planes, helicopters and apollo 11/ moon mission items. Would recommend more for age 8 and up for climbing stairs and understanding the concept. Overall this was a wonderful experience and have recommended to family and friends and anyone with kids 8-18. A must see part of history!!
Mara A. · June 17, 2014
Even though the groupon coupon value had expired, they let our 6 year old grandson in for free! Very nice!
Wendy J. · June 17, 2014
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!!
Julie Anne S. · June 10, 2014

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