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USS Hornet Museum

94501 Alameda, CA, United States of America (USA) (California)

Address 707 W Hornet Ave, Pier 3
Floor area unfortunately not known yet  
Museum typ Exhibition
Military ships and submarine
  • Model Ships
  • Model Aircraft and Aviation
  • Computer / Informatic
  • Military Aerospace
  • Amateur Radio / Military & Industry Radio

Opening times
dayly: 10am - 5pm; Closed: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year's Day

Status from 04/2013
Adults: $16; Seniors (65+), Military, Students: $13; Youth (5-17): $7

Tel.:+1-510-521-84 48  eMail:info  


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Location / Directions
N37.772616° W122.302686°N37°46.35696' W122°18.16116'N37°46'21.4176" W122°18'9.6696"

It is located on the southernmost pier of the former Naval Air Station Alameda

From San Francisco and the Bay Bridge: Cross the Bay Bridge towards Oakland and follow the signs for I-880 South/San Jose/Alameda. Take the Broadway/Alameda exit and turn right at the bottom of the ramp onto 5th Street. Continue straight on 5th Street, remaining on street level. At the Broadway intersection, veer to your left to enter the Webster Street Tube (the Alameda entrance to the tunnel is under the freeway).

Alameda from the Webster Street Tube: After emerging from the Tube, follow the sign for Webster Street. At the corner of Webster and Atlantic, turn right onto Ralph Appezzatto Memorial Pkwy and drive approximately one mile. Turn left onto Main Street and then turn right onto W Pacific Ave to enter the former naval air station. At the intersection of Skyhawk St, turn left and drive to the end of the street. Turn right onto W Hornet Ave and proceed towards the cluster of large ships. Parking is located across the street from the pier. (See Detour instructions in the event of Tube closure.)

Description The Aircraft Carrier USS HORNET Museum is a national treasure, having participated in two of the greatest events of the 20th century -- World War II and the Apollo 11 manned space mission.

Now peacefully moored at historic Alameda Point on San Francisco Bay, the USS HORNET is a timeless memorial to those who defended our American values and to those who have pursued America's technological advancements.

1943 - The eighth Hornet (CV-12) was commissioned just 15 months after her keel was laid.

Hornet participated in World War II, the Vietnam War, and the first moon missions.

1991: USS Hornet (CVS-12) is designated a National Historic Landmark.
1998: Hornet opens to the public as an aircraft carrier museum in Alameda, California
1999: USS Hornet is designated a State Historic Landmark.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
It is composed of the USS Hornet (CV-12) aircraft carrier, exhibits from the NASA Apollo moon exploration missions, and several retired aircraft from the Second World War and the transonic and early supersonic jet propulsion period. A number of compartments contain exhibits concerning contemporary carriers that are supported by related associations. The flight deck, hangar deck, and first deck below are open for self-guided tours. Docent-led tours are available into the ship's navigation and flight deck control areas of the island and down into one of the engineering spaces containing two of the four ship's propulsion turbines. presents here one of the many museum pages. We try to bring data for your direct information about all that is relevant. In the list (link above right) you find the complete listing of museums related to "Radio & Co." we have information of. Please help us to be complete and up to date by using the contact form above.