Admission, Hours, and Location

Museum Hours 

Thursday – Monday

(Labor Day – Memorial Day , Closed Tue-Wed)

10AM – 4PM 

Summer Hours

Open 7 Days A Week Memorial Day – Labor Day

9AM – 5PM

The museum is closed New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. There are special holiday hours for the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s.


Youth (Ages 4-12):$13
Ages 3 & Under: FREE
Seniors (Ages 65+):$17
Active MilitaryFree
Receive a $5 discount for Museum-only admission!

Museums For All Program $8 (for guests with a valid EBT, BadgerCare, FoodShare/Quest, Medicaid, and/or WIC card.)

Submarine Tours

The Wisconsin Maritime Museum is proud to be home to USS Cobia, a World War II submarine. USS Cobia is moored in the Manitowoc River next to the museum. Guests may tour the submarine during normal museum hours.


Guided tours are the primary way to experience the submarine. In the summer months, guided tours are available every day on a timed basis. Guided tours are normally 45 minutes long. Tour capacity is limited, so we strongly encourage purchasing your tickets ahead of time, as tours do sell out. You can purchase tickets online or by calling the museum. Masks are required on guided submarine tours.


During the winter season, self-guided audio tours are available on weekdays and on Sundays. On Saturdays, guided tours are available on a timed basis. Guests using the audio tour may download the mobile app on Android or borrow a tablet from the front desk. The audio tour may also be accessed online at any time hereMasks are recommended on audio tours.


We recommend allowing for two to three hours to fully explore the Museum and tour USS Cobia. The last entry to the submarine is one hour before the museum closes.


Accessibility note: USS Cobia is maintained largely in its historical arrangement. This means it is not accessible to people with limited mobility. To complete the tour, guests must cross a sloping walkway, descend two sets of stairs (26 total steps), pass through 7 watertight hatches measuring 38 x 20 inches (0.9 m x 0.5 m), and climb 22 steps. A video recording of a submarine tour is available at any time. Speak with front desk staff for video tour options.

Special Discounts


Free admission is offered to caregivers accompanying an individual with disabilities.

Active Duty Military

Military personnel on active duty are free. 

Blue (Gold) Star Program

From Memorial to Labor Day, active military and up to 5 family members enter the museum for free.


Council of American Maritime Museums members are free.


Reciprocal Organization of Associated Museums – members of participating Museums are free.

Additional discounts are available for adult and youth groups (10+ people) who book a visit in advance.

Our Location

The Museum is located on Maritime Drive in downtown Manitowoc, Wisconsin. We are on the banks of the Manitowoc River — look for the submarine!

Our address is 75 Maritime Drive, Manitowoc, Wisconsin 54220.

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