US NAVY SUBMARINE FORCE MUSEUM
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This was a fun place to visit. groton is one of the sub bases in the u.s.a. it's free admission.
Visit the Submarine Force Museum and peer into the lives of the men who sail the ocean depths in their "sharks of steel." Trace the development of the "silent service" from Bushnell's Turtle, used in the Revolutionary War, to the modern Virginia and Ohio class submarines. Look through one of three operating periscopes and perhaps you'll see one of the Navy's newest submarines going by on the Thames River. Relax in one of our theaters and enjoy films of submarines past and present. Even learn how a submarine operates on an interactive computer display.
Aboard NAUTILUS, experience first-hand the thrill of being a submariner as you walk the decks that made Naval history: the world's first nuclear powered vessel, first ship to go to the North Pole, and first submarine to journey "20,000 Leagues under the sea." Explore the spaces where the crew of this amazing ship worked, ate, slept, and entertained themselves on their long voyages far beneath the ocean's waves.
The Submarine Force Museum, located on the Thames River in Groton, Connecticut, maintains the world's finest collection of submarine artifacts. It is the only submarine museum operated by the United States Navy, and as such is the primary repository for artifacts, documents and photographs relating to U.S. Submarine Force history.