Restored WWII submarine shares its history via audio tours, oral histories, letters, and educational programs for adults and kids
About This Deal
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 from Three Options
- $13 for admission for two adults (up to $24 value)
- $18 for admission for two adults and four children (up to $48 value)
- $80 for admission for up to 15 (up to $180 value)
Customers may download a free audio tour before their visit. Child tickets are valid for ages 6–12, and children aged 5 and younger are admitted for free.
Need To Know
About <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.