Tours & Exhibits

When you visit the USS Hornet Museum you are literally “stepping into history”. This very ship was there at the forefront of WWII in the Pacific where her record of combat accomplishments is legendary. The USS Hornet finished her long career in the news again as she retrieved the Apollo 11 capsule and the astronauts who were the first humans to walk on the surface of the moon.

Onboard the USS Hornet Museum you can tour the many areas of the ship have been fully restored to the condition and appearance that existed at the end of her service life in 1970. A variety of tours are available to help you discover the history and life aboard the USS Hornet.

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Ship Tours

You can tour much of the ship on your own. An audio tour is available and covers almost 100 spaces, exhibits and aircraft at your own pace. Docent led tours are also available of various locations around the ship.

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Aircraft

Throughout the Hangar Bay and up on the flight deck we have over a dozen US Navy aircraft that span the years from WWII to the early years of this century. Some are being restored, several are complete and some are waiting their turn in the restoration process.

Flight Simulator

Flight Simulator

A five-minute ride in our Flight Simulator will allow you to sample the thrill of flight and operating off of an aircraft carrier.  It is a moving theater — seating a maximum of 15 people at one time.

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Exhibits

The whole ship is an exhibit! Many of the living and working compartments within have been restored to their original purpose or turned into special exhibits about military history.

Tickets & Admission

Admission tickets to the Museum may be purchased onboard the ship. Entry from the pier is via the first gangway.

Please note that there is a strict security policy in place regarding back packs and other large bags. If you have a bag larger than 12”X8”X12” you will be asked to return it to your vehicle.

$20

ADULTS

$15

SENIORS

$10

YOUTH

$15

STUDENTS

FREE

CHILDREN

FREE

MEMBERS

Getting Here

Contact Information

707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Alameda CA 94501
(510) 521-8448
info@uss-hornet.org

Hours

Open Daily, 10am – 5pm
Closed New Year’s, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Days

Featured Event

  • February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm at USS Hornet Museum

    History Mystery “After-Hours” Tour

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    Is the USS Hornet really haunted? Come and see for yourself! Do you dare explore Hornet after hours? Beat the crowds and receive a special tour of areas onboard Hornet that have not yet been opened to the public or have been reported to host unseen visitors: Combat Information Center...

Need a unique venue for 30 or 3,000? Hold your next event on board the historic aircraft carrier USS Hornet.

Upcoming Events

  • February 6 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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    New Volunteer Orientation (NVO)

    Interested in helping with airplanes, restoration, security, tours, events, or administrative assistance? Orientation is usually held the first Saturday of each month (except where noted) from 9:30am–11:30am. Private NVO’s by appointment only. Invite a friend to attend! Sign up in advance: phone (510) 521-8448 x243 or email: volunteers@uss-hornet.org

  • February 7 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at USS Hornet Museum

    Non-Denominational Services

    Non-Denominational Services are held each Sunday at 1:00 PM in the Ship's Chapel & Library on the 2nd deck, amidships. Dr. Wallace Whatley, a retired US Navy Chaplain and local resident, replaces the USS Hornet Museums' original chaplain, John Berger who passed away last July. Everyone is invited and welcome. Chapel attendees may board the ship without paying the usual...

  • February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    Weekly on the same day
    at USS Hornet Museum

    Non-Denominational Services

    Non-Denominational Services are held each Sunday at 1:00 PM in the Ship's Chapel & Library on the 2nd deck, amidships. Dr. Wallace Whatley, a retired US Navy Chaplain and local resident, replaces the USS Hornet Museums' original chaplain, John Berger who passed away last July. Everyone is invited and welcome. Chapel attendees may board the ship without paying the usual...

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