Experience Great Lakes maritime history at the largest maritime museum in the Midwest and the first Smithsonian Affiliate in Wisconsin. Take a guided tour of USS Cobia, the nation’s most completely restored WWII submarine; learn even more about the everyday of life of the Cobia crew in our newest exhibit USS Cobia Below the Surface: Submarine Simulation Experience; operate a triple-expansion steam engine; stroll the streets of a historic Great Lakes port; scan the harbor through a periscope; explore some of the spectacular boats made in Wisconsin; and think like a scientist in our Suspect Species Investigation Lab!
Scouting groups, check out our Scouting Advancement section to see what you can work on while here!
Group Tour Brochure (PDF)
Please note: this is for adult bus groups and scout groups, all other youth and school groups, look for SCHOOL/CHILDCARE CENTER TOUR INFORMATION on our Teachers' Preparation information page.
Reduced rates are available for groups of 10 or more. Please reserve your group tour at least TWO WEEKS in advance. Check our online calendar to ensure there are no other groups already touring the time your group wishes to visit. To schedule your tour, contact Mike at 920-684-0218 x 106.
Group Tour Rate:
For groups of 50 participants or less, plan to spend at least 2 ½ hours at the museum. Groups of 50 or larger should plan to spend at least 3 hours at the museum. Each Cobia tour lasts about 45 minutes, plus a few minutes to gather and disperse. Each tour can only accommodate about 20 people per tour, so groups larger than 20 should plan how to split into evenly divided smaller groups ahead of time according to your group size. Tours need at least 15 minutes between starting times to allow proper stagger starting. A typical group of 45 will be broken up into 2 Cobia tours, which will finish around 1 hour and 15 minutes after your arrival. Groups are then encouraged to view the Museum which will take another 30 to 60 minutes, plus a final 15 minute stop at the Museum store and return to the bus.
Please preview the Confirmation Sheet to have pertinent information ready. (Credit card number is typically not needed during the booking process)
Once again, thank you for planning your visit with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum. We are looking forward to serving your group!