Tours & Programs
USS Hornet has helped build the history of the United States. Chart your group’s course to Alameda and visit the ship today! While the Museum is open during the day for General Admission it offers several specialty tours to our guests.
Please Note: For groups under 15 no advanced reservation is necessary, unless you are reserving a private docent to enhance your visit to the Museum.
About General Admission: The Museum offers complimentary daily docent led tours of the Engine Room* and Navigation Bridge/Flight Deck from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Visitors may sign up for these tours at our Docent Orientation area upon arrival. Also included in your admission is an audio tour and a map of the ship. Guests can self-tour about 75% of the USS Hornet Sea, Air and Space Museum. *Due to safety concerns, all guests in an Engine Room Tour must be at least 48 inches in height.
Below is more information about Group and Specialty Tours available
It was a great trip and the docents do a fantastic job with the tours while also protecting this important part of our history.
Kent Sherwood- Encore Travelers, Elk Grove, CA
Group Tours are for groups of 15 or more visiting during normal hours of operation. Visitors who make an advanced reservation for a Group Tour will receive a discount at admission.
History Mystery Overnight
For those who want more time to get better acquainted with the ship’s secrets, we offer an overnight version of the History Mystery tour. Sleep where the crew slept–and perhaps still sleep–eat where they ate, and investigate with us from 6:00 pm to 9:00 am the next morning.
Morning Flashlight Tours
Explore the ship early in the morning to receive a special tour of areas onboard the USS Hornet Museum that have not yet been opened to the public or have limited daytime access.
Join us on August 12th, 2017 for the 5th annual USS Hornet Grey Ghost Paranormal Conference. The USS Hornet Museum, in cooperation with Alameda Paranormal Researchers, will host a paranormal conference featuring some of the most well respected names in the field.
History Mystery Tour
Is the USS Hornet really haunted? Come spend an evening with us and find out! Come aboard and learn about the Hornet’s more chilling history as you tour the ship after hours.