Plan your Visit

Museum Hours 

Regular Hours (September-May)

Open Thursday-Monday

Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

10AM – 4PM 

Summer Hours (Memorial Day-Labor Day)

Open Daily


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.


Adults: $20
Youth (Ages 4-12): $13
Ages 3 & Under:  FREE
Seniors (Ages 65+): $17
Veterans: $17
Active Military Free
Rates include access to the submarine, USS Cobia!
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 and tours do sell out, so we strongly encourage purchasing your tickets ahead of time. You can purchase advance tickets online or by calling the museum. A limited number of tickets are available for walk-in purchases.



Self-guided audio tours are another way to experience the submarine at your own pace. Self-guided tours are available during regular Museum hours. Guests using the audio tour may download the mobile app on Android or borrow a tablet for their tour. The audio tour may also be accessed online at any time here.

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 and tours are available for adult and youth groups (10+ people) who book a visit at least two weeks 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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