Philadelphia Sights

USS Becuna

  • 211 S. Columbus Blvd. Map It
  • Penn's Landing
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 02/01/2016

Fodor's Review

You can tour this 307-foot-long "guppy class" submarine, which was commissioned in 1944 and conducted search-and-destroy missions in the South Pacific. The guides—some of whom are World War II vets—tell amazing stories of what life was like for a crew of 88 men, at sea for months at a time, in these claustrophobic quarters. Then you can step through the narrow walkways, climb the ladders, and glimpse the torpedoes in their firing chambers. Children love it, and it's fascinating for adults, too. Tickets must be purchased at the Independence Seaport Museum and include admission to the museum and the USS Olympia.

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211 S. Columbus Blvd., at Walnut St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106, USA

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Sight Details:

  • $15, includes admission to USS Olympia and the Independence Seaport Museum
  • Daily 10–5

Published 02/01/2016


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