This was a submarine from the Second World War that survived a countless number of battles in the Pacific; it sank six enemy ships and managed to rescue 73 men and take them to the United States.
While it was in service, the Pampanito had a staff of 80 men who shared the tiny space over long voyages.
Visiting its decks is not too interesting because, once you go inside, you will discover a completely different world and feel part of history; the history of those who spent so much time working and living in its inside.
On entering the Pampanito you can visit the rooms where the crew lived; the kitchen, the dining room, a small office and the dormitories are still the same as they were at the time.
Unless you have visited New York’s Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, if you have ever wanted to go into a submarine, this is your opportunity. Exploring the inside of a submarine is not something that you can do in many places.
Pier 45, Fisherman's Wharf .
Pampanito is open to the public daily at 9am. Please call (415) 775-1943 for closing times.
Self-guided tour: $3.
Children (6-12): $6.
Children under 6 are free with an adult.
Senior Citizens (over 62): $8.
Active Duty Military with current ID: $4.
Family ticket for $20 which admits two adults and up to four children under 18.
HNSA, CAMM members are free.
Cable Car: Powell-Hyde line.
Streetcar: Line F.