June 12, 2017

Spending the 4th of July at the USS Midway

USS Midway 4th of July

The USS Midway Museum is one of the most popular attractions in the country for those who love to learn about military history. The museum itself features several decks of the USS Midway so you can tour the ship and learn about life at sea during some of the biggest battles in U.S. history.

Every year on Independence Day, the USS Midway comes alive with an incredible celebration, and this year you can join in on the fun. 

What to See

The flight deck of the USS Midway is expansive, and today it is home to a huge range of military aircraft of all kinds. Guests can easily spend all day traversing the flight deck, learning about the different types of aircraft and hearing stories from veterans who act as guides today.

This interactive display will give you a great understanding of the technology and equipment used since World War II. The flight deck is also the most accessible part of the museum for those with impaired mobility. 

The ship also features several staircases that will take you up to the captain’s bridge or down to the lower decks. If you are able to make it up or down the narrow passageways within the ships, these parts of the tour are definitely worth visiting, however you will still get your money’s worth from the top of the flight deck as you watch the largest fireworks show in town over the water. 

What to Learn

The USS Midway Museum is called the best handicap accessible tour in San Diego because of the wealth of knowledge you can gain just from crossing through the accessible parts of the ship.

A handy audio tour will accompany you through the ship where there aren’t live guides present. Simply put in the headphones and you will be taken away into the distant past to learn about how the ship functioned and its role in several important historical moments. 

If you have a chance to visit the USS Midway this year for the Fourth of July, PA Medical Supply is here to make your trip simpler. With wheelchair rentals and other medical equipment available for delivery, just give us a call and we will ensure that your trip to the USS Midway is a success. We also have walker rentals available as necessary. Make sure to share a picture of your visit with us on our Facebook page and let us know if you love the tour! 

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