USS Silversides Museum

Behind The Scenes Tour

The USS Silversides Submarine played a vital role in World War II. Its bravery, skillful crew, and effective tactics contributed to the Allied victory in World War II.  

Dive in deep while you learn about the submarine’s impressive combat record, including its numerous successful patrols in the Pacific Theater.  

Before diving into the depths of the submarine, you’ll have the opportunity to explore its exterior where no other visitors get to go. Experience what only crew members had the chance to experience.  

This exclusive behind-the-scenes experience is not available to the public. Go where only the Crew of the USS Silversides have gone – below deck, on top of the ballast tanks, into the pump room, climb into the conning tower, and see how the diesel engines ran in the engine room.  

A tour like no other!  


Thursday, April 18th,

10:00 am


USS Silversides Submarine Museum
1346 Bluff Street
Muskegon, MI 49441


$150 per participant 

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Behind the Scenes Tours


Explore the hidden depths of naval history with our exclusive and intimate Behind the Scenes Tour of the World War II Gato-class USS Silversides Submarine! Led by knowledgeable guides, dive into the inner workings of the legendary vessel, uncovering stories of bravery and innovation. Discover the challenges faced by submariners and marvel at the technology that powered these remarkable machines.

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Event Time and Date

Thursday, April 18th


Event Location

USS Silversides Submarine Museum
1346 Bluff Street
Muskegon, MI 49441

Event Details

Come aboard the USS Silversides Submarine, the most successful submarine of World War II still in existence!  

Late guests cannot be admitted and will be rescheduled if availability permits.  

Please arrive early to check in at Guest Services and meet your Tour Guide.  

The Behind the Scenes tour is not accessible to strollers, Segways, or wheelchairs. All participants should be prepared to climb up and down ladders, be in tight spaces, stairs, uneven floors, and crouch down in low clearance areas.  

This tour discusses wartime conditions, casualties – all participants should be aware of how this might affect you personally due to PTSD, young participants, etc.  

Wear comfortable walking shoes with non-slip soles.  

Plan for a 2-3 hour tour depending on questions and number of people to get through small spaces and up and down ladders.  

The spaces that we will be sharing with you on this tour are difficult to access. The tour will include a lot of climbing of steep and narrow stairways (ladders) and a lot of bending to accommodate for low head room. 

We encourage you to dress appropriately including wearing closed-toed shoes, long pants, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

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