Muskegon, Michigan: WWII Submarine Silversides

America's "most famous surviving submarine," it sank 23 Japanese ships during World War II. It's been here since 1987. You can walk up next to it even when it's not open.

Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum

1346 Bluff St., Muskegon, MI
I-96 ends in Muskegon and continues into downtown as Business 31. Stay on Business 31 north until you reach Sherman Blvd. Head west on Sherman Blvd. until it ends at Beach St. Turn slightly right through a subdivision. Stay on Beach St. to Lake Michigan to a stop sign. Turn left at the stop sign. Beach St. will Y and continue slightly to the right. When you follow the Y right the road name changes to Fulton and you will see Submarine Museum on the left and USS Silversides moored in the channel. Turn left into the driveway.
Daily 10-5:30, fewer hours off-season. (Call to verify) Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Adults $15.
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WWII Submarine Silversides

The USS Silversides sits in the channel outside the museum.

[Debra, 08/09/2020]

USS Silversides.

WWII Submarine Named Silversides

WWII Submarine named Silversides. Something to see if you're a real sub fan. Sometimes they let children (Boy Scouts, Brownies...) spend the night. It's on the shore of Lake Michigan about 30 or 40 miles from Holland, Michigan.

[Michael Hooper, 05/23/1997]

America's "most famous surviving submarine" sank 23 Japanese ships during World War II. June 2016: Photo added.

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