From 1945 to the First Gulf War on 1991, the USS Midway was one of America’s longest-serving aircraft carriers. Now from its permanent home on San Diego Bay it houses more than 60 exhibits (war room to galley, sleeping quarters to brig) and 24-plus restored aircraft on its flight deck.
The USS Midway Museum is San Diego’s newest visitor attraction, this real naval aircraft carrier offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for everyone. Guests of all ages can enjoy a self-guided audio tour featuring 60 exhibits highlighting this “city at sea” and 25 restored aircrafts. Explore galleys, officer’s country and sleeping quarters of a 69,000 ton ship, naturally located in Navy Town USA, a visit to the Midway is uniquely San Diego!
There are more than 300 spaces alongside Midway on Navy Pier (owned and operated by the Port of San Diego) for vehicles only. Parking rates are:$5.00 for one hour Midway vendor parking
$10.00 for up to twelve hours
$10.00 Midway overnight educational programs starting at 4 PM
$20.00 for special events such as America’s Cup, Fourth of July, Comic Con and other special events not specific to Midway
Metered spaces are available on city streets ($1.25 per hour with a 2-hour limit). Downtown San Diego features more than 50,000 parking spaces. Some are within walking distance of the USS Midway Museum. Many are a short pedicab or taxi ride away.
Buses can drop groups off at our ticket office, but cannot stage on Navy Pier. Vehicles over 18 feet long are not allowed to park on Navy Pier. The closest large-vehicle parking is in metered spaces along Pacific Coast Highway. Front-row handicapped parking spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Santa Fe Train Depot and MTS trolley station are a short 5 minute walk to the USS Midway. The Museum is easily accessible by train, coaster and trolley!