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USS Midway Museum – Virtual Tour

USS Midway Museum - Virtual Tour

USS Midway Museum – Virtual Tour

The USS Midway Museum is a historic naval aircraft carrier museum that houses an extensive collection of aircraft and military history.

The USS Midway was the United States’ longest-serving aircraft carrier of the 20th century, from 1945 to 1992. It was the only carrier to serve the entire length of the Cold War and beyond. 

Midway opened as a museum ship in 2012 and typically hosts hundreds of events a year, including active-duty Navy retirements, re-enlistments, and changes of command. 

A self-guided audio tour, narrated by former Midway Sailors, provides an overview of sleeping quarters, engine room, galley, bridge, brig, post office, foc’s’le, pilots’ rooms, officers quarters, and flight control.

Aircraft exhibits include climb-aboard aircraft and cockpits, videos, and flight simulators.

USS Midway Museum - Virtual Tour

Highlights of the USS Midway Museum

  • Hangar Deck Exhibits including Battle of Midway exhibits with restored F4F Wildcat fighter and SBD Dauntless dive bomber aircraft
  • The Command Information Center (CIC) – the tactical center of the ship
  • The History of the Helicopter exhibit focused on their importance to Naval Aviation
  • Flight Deck Exhibits with 26 restored carrier aircraft, including jet fighters, attack aircraft, and helicopters
  • Pilot Ready Rooms, each exhibiting the unique world of Carrier Aviation
  • The Below Deck Exhibits include the Chow Line and the Galley displays
  • The Aircraft Gallery has more than 30 restored aircraft and helicopters that span WWII, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, to today’s tactical aircraft
  • The Remembrance Wall honoring heroes 

USS Midway Museum

  • Museum:          USS Midway Museum
  • City:                  San Diego, California
  • Country:           United States
  • State:               California
  • Opened:           2012
  • Type:                Museum ShipWar Museum
  • Location:          910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA, United States

USS Midway Museum - Virtual Tour

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USS Midway Museum – 360 Views

USS Midway Museum – 360 Views

USS Midway Museum – 360 Views

USS Midway Museum – 360 Views

USS Midway Museum – 360 Views

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“There is nothing more enticing, disenchanting, and enslaving than the life at sea.”
– Joseph Conrad

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Photo Credit: vxla from Chicago, US / CC BY (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0); U.S. Navy photo / Public domain; U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class James R. Evans / Public domain

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