One year to the day after Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor, the USS Bowfin set out to settle the score. The submarine would go on to send 44 enemy warships to the ocean floor during the Pacific War.
Assume your battle stations and explore this impeccably restored National Historic Landmark with an engrossing audio guide. Then, deep-dive into more maritime war stories at the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum.
Moored just across the water from the ill-fated USS Arizona, the USS Bowfin offers a time-capsule of wartime heroics aboard one of the most decorated submarines of World War II.
With audio guide narration from real US Navy sailors and a painstakingly restored interior, this immersive journey into the Pacific Theater will make you feel the claustrophobia and tension of aquatic warfare in the 1940s.
After manning the guns and saluting the heroes of the Bowfin, take your newfound sea legs for a stroll in the Pacific Fleet Submarine Museum. It's definitely less cramped than the actual submarine, but not less captivating.
Here you'll discover even more dramatic history. Place your hand on an authentic (and thankfully decommissioned) Japanese suicide torpedo; see life-size models of modern nuclear subs, ballistic missiles, and more.
Plan approximately 1 hour to tour both the Submarine and Museum.
Please enter through the USS Arizona entrance and show your smartphone ticket at the ticket booth.