If you are in to this kind of thing and even if you are not this is a good thing to go to and you can even take your kids and mine seemed to think it was pretty cool. Its nice to know how the past was and how far we have come.
I live in Groton but I love to go to this place. It's free, the view is wonderful, and the history is great. Somedays I just like to eat my lunch in the picnic area and watch the boats go buy. Check it out - it's FREE and full of history.
The kids enjoyed looking through the museum briefly then they were excited to go on the submarine. They give you sticks to wear around your neck so you can have a self-guided tour. We loved it! I took pictures and video. Next time I would go through again so I could enjoy it the second time. There wasn't anyone in line at the time but I didn't think about doing that until after. I had someone in my party that didn't care to go but later she said it was one of her top things she did on our vacation!
I have been here a few times and learn something new every time. It's too much information to take in at once. There is always someone around to answer any questions or tell a story or two to anyone who will listen. A great place to take the kids and good for adults too. You are also able to tour the Nautilus, the first nuclear powered sub and first ship to reach the North Pole. A great museum for the price of a donation.
My 6 year old son had the best time ever!! He played submarine captain for a half an hour before I had to force him to move on to other things!
The place is not elaborate, and that's what makes it so nice. You get to walk through the submarine without a tour guide, and see how the crew slept and where they ate. It was really neat!
The staff was extremely friendly and could answer any and all questions.
The place is very educational (if your into that kinda thing) so it can be a little boring. However, they did have some interesting things like life sized missils. I really enjoyed the tour of the Nautilus. I knew nothing about submarines before going there and I was so shocked when I toured the sub. I never imagined that subs were so small inside. I came out of the Nautilus with lots of new knowledge. The whole thing is free and doesn't take too much time so there really isn't much to lose. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is in the area and has a couple of hours to spare.
This was a really cool experience. The museum was really informative (but fun!) and was interesting. The actual tour of the Nautilus was really fun too. Its a definite stop for tourists as its free and very cool. Great for all ages.