History Mystery Tours

//History Mystery Tours

Is USS Hornet really haunted?

Spend an evening with us and find out! Come aboard and learn about Hornet’s more chilling history as you travel about her decks. This is your chance for an exclusive, after-hours tour of the ship! Traverse this steel labyrinth in small groups while investigating our most well-known “paranormal hot-spots” with one of our experienced crew members in the dead of night.

History Mystery tour options are listed below but are also posted on our Online Calendar. For future dates or additional information, please contact (510) 521-8448 x224 or email edu@uss-hornet.org.


History Mystery Tour

Your behind the scenes tour includes areas aboard the ship that have not yet been opened to the public, virtually untouched since the ship’s decommissioning over forty years ago, as well as other eerie spaces that have been reported to host unseen visitors. Tour participants must be at least 13 years old. Please Note: No physical tickets will be mailed out.  These tours are “Will Call” only.


7 PM to 10 PM
Please see our Calendar to confirm dates.


$35.00 per person
Advance payment required
Tickets are available for the following Dates:


Friday, February, 16, 2018 ORDER

Thursday, March 8, 2018 ORDER

Friday, April 13, 2018 ORDER

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 PM to 9 AM the next morning. All overnight guests must be at least 16 years old and we ask that all reservations be made in advance. Preregistration is required. 


6 PM to 9 AM the following morning
Please see our Calendar to confirm dates.


$100.00 per person
Advance payment required
Tickets are available for the following dates:

Friday, January, 26, 2018 ORDER

Friday, May, 4, 2018 ORDER

Friday, July, 27, 2018 ORDER