Tour Groups

Tour Groups

The USS Hornet is a ship that affected the course of history. Chart your group’s course to Alameda today! Tours of the ship are mostly self-guided with docents stationed throughout the ship to answer questions. Following a brief orientation, visitors are free to explore the many passageways, compartments, and decks of this famous ship.

The USS Hornet Museum is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for your group:

  • See historic aircraft and exhibits of WWII, Vietnam, and the Apollo moon missions.
  • Walk through Officers' Country, Crew’s Berthing, Medical Spaces, Pilot Ready Rooms, and other spaces as you imagine what life was like on a floating city.
  • Sense the drama of carrier landings as you peer from the towering captain's bridge.
  • You may choose to enjoy a catered lunch in an Officers' Mess.

Permanently anchored at the former Naval Air Station in Alameda, the ship is open daily, 10:00am – 5:00pm.  There is ample free parking for automobiles and tour buses.

Download a reservation form (.pdf) or contact the Education Department by phone at (510) 521-8448 x224 or email:

Admission Fees

Group rates are available for 15 or more people with advance reservation:

Adults $12.00, Seniors (65+) $10.00, Military & Students w/ ID $10.00, Youth (5-17) $6.00

Group Leader & Bus Drivers; Children 4 years and under No Charge

Group Options

Enhance your group’s experience by selecting any of the following options:

Guided Tours
Most of our docents are veterans of the USS Hornet or other aircraft carriers. Let them escort your group throughout the ship and share their personal stories.
$30.00/hr per docent, minimum 2 hours (1 docent suggested for every 20 people)

Flight Simulator Rides
Experience the thrill of being launched from the flight deck of an aircraft carrier in an F/A-18 jet fighter on a desert strike assignment.
Special group rate $5.00/person per ride with advance reservation

Lunch in the Officers’ Mess (optional)

Have lunch waiting for you in an Officers’ Mess! The USS Hornet Museum can make special arrangements to provide lunch for your group. With advance reservations, catered lunches are provided in an Officers’ Mess with a one-hour room reservation. Please refer to lunch order form for options and to place orders.

Please note that the final count for lunches must be made one week in advance of your visit. If a cancellation is made less than one week bfore your visit date, you will still be required to pay for the lunch order.

For reservations or additional information about the USS Hornet Museum and its exceptional programs, please call the Education Department at (510) 521-8448 x224 or download our tour packet.

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