USS Silversides Museum

Visit a carefully preserved

Gato-Class World War II Submarine

And tour our accompanying Submarine Museum

Dive! Dive!

into the USS Silversides Submarine Museum!


The Museum

Explore the two-story building that builds on the experiences of local heroes to tell the story of World War II.


USCGC Mclane

Climb aboard the US Coast Guard Cutter McLane, a vessel that served America through Prohibition, World War II and providing many search and rescue operations.

USS Silversides

And, of course, immerse yourself in the USS Silversides Submarine ~ a real WWII submarine that brings history alive in a way that can only be appreciated by walking where heroes walked.

We look forward to having you aboard soon!

Our Mission

The Mission of the USS Silversides Submarine Museum is to honor the men and women of the military, preserve military history and provide experiences that educate the public about past and present military history and technology.

Plan Your visit

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Museum Shop

Browse our online collection of gifts, toys and collectibles.

Group Activities

Learn about our classes, overnight stays and other group activities.

Live Feed

Wherever you are, check in with the USS Silversides submarine through our live camera.

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USS Silversides Submarine Museum Membership

Membership at the Silversides comes with a number of privileges, and we depend on ongoing support from our members to keep our submarine museum afloat.

Learn more about becoming a USS Silversides Museum member.

About the USS Silversides Museum

Our facilities include
  • The USS Silversides (SS-236): a Gato-Class World War II submarine
  • The USCGC Mclane (WSC-146): a prohibition-era U.S. Coast Guard cutter)
  • A two-floor museum with a variety of WWII and submarine-themed exhibits
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