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Liberty Station: Cradle of the Navy

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San Diego’s relationship with the US Navy goes back over a century and continues to be an important part of the city’s economy and culture. Travel back in time when modern day Liberty Station was the Naval Training Center and millions of recruits were transformed into sailors. See where sailors slept, marched and learned important skills, and see if you can master a sailor skill too!

Liberty Station Navy Tour Highlights

  • Learn important sailor skills without having to drop and give us 20
  • Explore recruit life by visiting buildings essential to training such as barracks, the mess hall and training facilities
  • Pay tribute to the 52 submarines and their crew lost in World War II
  • Using historic photos we’ll compare the recruit experience with the modern-day visitor’s experience.
  • Celebrate completion of your “training” with a snack and a certificate at the former Enlisted Men’s club

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 2 sliders OR 1 sandwich, OR 1 slider and 1 soda (or comparable snack), certificate of graduation.

Exclusions: Food and drinks beyond what is included, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2 – 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: At the USS BRAVE art piece, in front of Moment Bicycles at 2816 Historic Decatur Rd Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92106.
  • Starting time: 10.30 AM
  • Ending point: Building 202, 2825 Dewey Rd, San Diego, CA 92106