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The USS Hornet Museum offers a variety of family and patriotic events throughout the year. These include large events such as our 4th of July celebration and Living Ship Days to more intimate tours that invite Museum guests to explore the depths of the ship and even investigate its paranormal side.

The ship also serves as a fantastic location for private events ranging from 30 people to 3,000. These include children’s birthday parties, corporate events, weddings, and even film shoots! The USS Hornet aircraft carrier is a unique experience with a rich history, and we look forward to welcoming you aboard!

Featured Event

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

    History Mystery “After-Hours” Tour


    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...

Host an Event

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

Upcoming Events

  • February 14 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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    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 19 @ 6:00 pm - February 20 @ 9:00 am at USS Hornet Museum

    History Mystery Overnight Investigation

    [vc_row][vc_column][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width="2/3"][zozo_vc_section_title text_align="left" title="Overview"]Are the late night stories about the USS Hornet really true? Come spend the night on the Hornet and find out! The Hornet would like to invite you to join us in an evening of after hours investigations onboard the ship. During this event you will learn about the history of Hornet while investigating the ship with...

  • February 20 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
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    Flashlight Tour

    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...

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