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USS Pampanito

Pier 45, San Francisco

USS Pampanito Submarine Tour for Two or Family of Six (Up to 61% Off)

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

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Mihail
5 ratings3 reviews
October 6, 2014
Combine with a visit to the liberty ship on the same peer.
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James
5 ratings4 reviews
April 1, 2013
I wouldn't have gone without the Groupon, but mostly because I didn't know about it. My dad is a big WWII buff, and this was a perfect gift for his birthday! Even the kids had a way better time and found it cooler and more interesting than I expected they would. The Groupon advertising certainly worked in this case. Thanks!
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Pavithra
7 ratings4 reviews
March 31, 2013
Historical place that you would not want to miss..
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Margarettop reviewer
17 ratings9 reviews
March 31, 2013
Great time. Glad I had this in groupon on hand while visiting the city. Kids had a great time and learned a thing or two about submarines. Thank you groupon!
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Ellatop reviewer
79 ratings61 reviews
March 31, 2013
Great tour! Very informative, short & sweet!
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Miriamtop reviewer
22 ratings11 reviews
March 25, 2013
It was a very interesting tour and the fact that one of the people who built the submarine was there to greet you in the dining area was a pleasant surprise. He was answering questions regarding one of the submarines he helped built when he was 20 years old!
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kate
5 ratings2 reviews
March 25, 2013
Awesome!
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Deantop reviewer
10 ratings5 reviews
March 18, 2013
Awesome tour. Also visit the adjacent SS Jeremiah O'Brien.
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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 Between Two Options

  • $14 for admission for two adults and four children (up to a $36 value)
  • $10 for admission for two adults (up to a $20 value)<p>

Fine Print

Promotional value expires Apr 4, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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.