Submarine Force Museum, Groton, Connecticut
1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, Connecticut 06349| Map |
The Submarine Force Museum may sound like it caters to adults, but it is really a place that will interest everyone. The Museum houses a huge display of submarine-related relics and displays, and is especially notable for the presence of the Nautilus, the world’s first nuclear-powered vessel and the first ship to go to the North Pole. Visitors can actually climb inside the Nautilus, sure to be the highlight of the tour. Other features include midget submarines, a theater, detailed sub models and over 33,000 artifacts to look at, some dating to the 1700s. Both admission and parking are free, which makes a visit that much better. The Submarine Force Museum should really be included on a family’s Mystic itinerary – it’s a unique experience both young and old can enjoy.
Nancy McLaughlin has been here
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
90 North Café is open Memorial Day through Labor Day at the museum. The café is a great place to grab a snack and a cold drink.
Address: 1 Crystal Lake Road, Groton, Connecticut 06349| Map
Hours: Wed-Mon 9 am - 5 pm (May-Oct). Closed New Years, Thanksgiving, Christmas More Info
Price: Free More Info