USS Midway Museum: San Diego's Top Attraction
1,748 Ratings
San Diego
Experience life at sea without leaving port at the USS Midway Museum, San Diego's top-rated visitor attraction. Explore the historic naval aircraft carrier, view a collection of restored Navy aircraft, and enjoy stunning views of San Diego Bay.
Duration: 5 hours
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • USS Midway Museum - MUSEUM HOURS 10:00 - 17:00 (LAST ENTRY AT 16:00)The USS Midway was the US Navy’s longest serving carrier of the 20th century (1945-1992), and the largest ship in the world for a decade, housing 4,500 crew! Now you can walk in the footsteps of 225,000 sailors on a self-guided audio tour narrated by former Midway sailors and officers.

USS Midway also contains interactive exhibits and climb-aboard aircraft for all ages. Don’t miss the flight simulators, gift shop and cafe.

Experience what it was like to be part of a “city at sea”, explore galleys, officer’s country, sleeping quarters and the engine room of the first Navy ship too large for the Panama Canal! You will be amazed by the 4-acre flight deck and the 360-degree panoramic view of downtown San Diego.

What's Included
  • Exclusive discounts at nearby attractions with Embarcadero Adventure Offers
  • All taxes, fees, and handling charges included
  • Immersive Audio Tour
  • Skip-the-line ticketing access (does not include attraction internals)
  • Live stories from Midway’s renowned volunteers
What's Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Parking: please note that during the summer, parking is limited and early arrival is encouraged.
Additional Information

Live the seafaring life without ever setting sail at the USS Midway Museum, the top-rated attraction in San Diego. The tour of this momentous naval aircraft carrier museum is a must-do for individuals of all age groups. Exploring the Hangar Deck and Flight Deck will reveal Midway’s unique assortment of over 30 refurbished Navy aircraft and provide awe-inspiring sights of San Diego Bay.

  • Complimentary, loaner wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Elevator access from Navy Pier onto the ship, from the hangar deck down to the second deck and up to the flight deck
  • Approximately 60 percent of the museum’s exhibits are wheelchair accessible.
  • Narrated video tour of all museum exhibits is shown continuously in the hangar deck
  • Parking is available adjacent to Midway for an additional fee through Ace parking.
USS Midway Museum
910 N Harbor Drive,
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
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Jun 20, 2024
A Must See Spot!! - WONDERFUL! Very cool and informative but not a typical boring museum. Lots to look at, we spent 4 hours and we didn't even read/see everything! Definitely watch the short movie at the entrance about the history of the Midway. It was super cool to go through the ship and see it set up how it would have been. The kids loved it and it was super interactive. Lots of walking/steps if you want to go through the actual ship.
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Jun 20, 2024
Amazing museum for everyone (ideally teen’s and older). - Best self guided Museum tour I’ve ever been on. You’re not prevented from seeing & touching equipment on the Aircraft Carrier (including aircraft).
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Jun 19, 2024
Island is looking great and newly refreshed. - Spent the day on the ship enjoying a comprehensive all-deck VIP tour with our docent Henry. He covered the ship at a fast pace to keep it interesting. The descriptions of the sections were factual and interesting. The new Fire Protection and Engineering section was crisp and well done. Will be back soon!
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Jun 15, 2024
Awesome - I love all of the older aircraft on board the ship in the hangar and the flight deck. The speaking tour was informative.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 11, 2024
Great Fun impressive - What a great experience. Meeting the men who actually served on the ship and could tell stories and really hope people understand how difficult it is to be deployed to guard our country.
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Jun 10, 2024
Fascinating experience! - Just experiencing the enormity of the Midway and the excitement of seeing the aircraft that flew off of her.
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Jun 10, 2024
An exciting tour for all! - When you come aboard, you will feel the energy that once abound on this vessel. The history, excitement, intensity, and the lives of the men and women who once made this floating city a military might is still up to this day quite electrifying. I met several volunteers who were officers, sailors, and pilots of the USS Midway. All of them were incredibly knowledgeable , helpful, approachable, and very entertaining. I would highly recommend a tour of the USS Midway!
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Jun 10, 2024
Must see.. - A must see. I was traveling with 4 grandchildren ages 21 to 9. And ALL of them loved the Midway experience. Fun, educational, moving. Just an incredible day. Kids did the simulators. They loved being able to get in the cockpits of some of the airplanes. The flight deck is amazing. You won’t be disappointed, Highly recommend.
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Jun 9, 2024
USS Midway tour - very worth it! - We spent 5 hours on the Midway Museum tour and it was time well spent. The staff is excellent, the tour is well organized and you can wander about on your own with a handheld radio that is included in the admission price. Highly recommend this attraction.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 9, 2024
Great app to use for activities - The things I did in San Diego With my son was great. The seal ride, the I fly and the uss midway is a most thing you have to do when your there. This app is great with activities and I used this app when I was in Puerto Rico last yr
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up to 9 guests
1 Adult
July 2024