A registered State and National Historic Landmark and American treasure, the USS Hornet serves as a monument to the men and women who have unselfishly defended our country’s freedom throughout the centuries. Visitors can explore the many decks of the ship, from captain’s bridge to engine room. Exhibits include 13 Navy and Marine aircraft, ranging from World War II vintage to those of the modern era, and the West Coast’s largest Apollo Moon Mission display. Tours of the ship will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $14 for adults; $12 for those with Military ID; and $6 for kids.
The goal of the nonprofit USS Hornet Museum is to inspire people of all ages to experience naval history, science and space technology first-hand. The Hornet, docked permanently at the former Naval Air Station in Alameda, is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closes at 4 p.m. The ship is berthed at 707 W Hornet Ave., Pier 3 in Alameda. Parking is free. For more information, call 510-521-8448 or visit www.uss-hornet.org.