USS Midway Museum


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The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier, minutes away from the San Diego International Airport, Port of San Diego Cruise Terminal, San Diego Convention Center, downtown Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway, which was commissioned in September 1945 and Decommissioned in April 1992. The aircraft carrier was active in the Vietnam War and in Operation Desert Storm in the Middle East. In 7 June 2004, USS Midway was opened to the public at the Navy Pier in downtown San Diego.

Visitors may tour the ship's bridge, flight deck, hangar deck, mess deck, primary flight control, Tactical Flag Command Center, enlisted and junior officer quarters, the captain's and admiral's quarters, sickbay, and an engine room. Additionally, several restored aircraft are on display on the hangar deck and on the flight deck. Self-guided audio tours are provided with admission.

Minimum Time Needed

2 Hours


10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

Admission Fee

$18 adults
$15 seniors (62+) and students (with valid ID)
$10 retired military (with valid ID)
$10 youth (ages 6-17)


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