Flashlight Tours

Scheduled Tour Dates
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Saturday, June 20, 2015
Saturday, July 18, 2015
Saturday, August 15, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Saturday, December 19, 2015
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016

see Upcoming Events for more dates

Our Other Tours:
History Mystery Tours (7pm-10pm)
History Mystery Overnight (6pm-9am)

Morning "Flashlight" Tours

Beat the crowds and receive a special tour of areas onboard HORNET that have not yet been opened to the public or have limited access during the day:

  • Combat Information Center (CIC)
  • Message Center (Radio Central)
  • Forward Diesel Machine Room
  • Ship’s Main Laundry
  • Special Weapons Storages
  • Brig
  • Catapult Machinery Room
  • Cobbler Shop
  • Dental Spaces

Following the guided tour, explore the rest of the museum on your own. (The guided portion of the tour lasts at least three hours and may vary from the above itinerary.)

Combat Information Center

Tour Schedule

Flashlight Tours are usually held the third Saturday of the month.


$35.00 per adult ($30 for members). Advance payment required.

Gift Certificates are available.

Information and Reservations

Reservations can be placed on-line through our Ship’s Store or contact the Ticket Office at:
(510) 521-8448 x 224.

Special Notifications

  • This guided tour begins at 8:30am in the morning and runs at least three hours, after which visitors may remain on the ship for the rest of the day.
  • Everybody must bring their own flashlight; HORNET does not supply individual lights.
  • Cameras are welcome, but must have a neck strap.
  • Tour participants must wear comfortable shoes. Heels and open-toed shoes are not allowed.
  • Tour participants must be in good physical health as there will be lots of walking and climbing.
  • Due to safety reasons, children 12 and under are not allowed on Flashlight Tours.
  • Tour space is limited to 18 people.
  • The USS Hornet reserves the right to cancel a tour if less than 8 people sign up. Tours may be rescheduled or a refund will be issued.
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