USS COD - Hours of Operation

Hours of Operation

The USS COD Submarine is open for visitors every day -- without exception -- from May 1 through September 30. Our daily hours are 10am - 5pm Eastern time. (1000 - 1700). Please note: In order to allow even minimal time to visit the submarine our entrance gate will be closed at 4:30pm (1630).

School field trips to COD have been very popular and are encouraged as an educational and entertaining experience for area youngsters. Free parking and substantial discounts from the already nominal admission fees are provided. Please call (216-566-8770), or use the e-mail address below to make arrangements for field trips. During our off-season our telephone is not answered, so please use e-mail to contact us.

We are located on Lake Erie in downtown Cleveland, Ohio at the western edge of Burke Lakefront Airport and about one block east of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Our Latitude/Longitude is: N 41 30.6'/W 81 41.5'

Admission fees are the only source of funding for this proud vessel, and they make possible the ongoing maintenance and restoration necessary to preserve the USS COD for future generations. The Cleveland Coordinating Committee for COD receives no funding from the U.S. Government nor from any other organization.

Admission charges are: Adults $10; Seniors and Veterans $9; Students (K thru 12) $6; Children under 6 years with paying adult, military in uniform, and wives and family of active duty submariners are admitted free. COD has limited free parking for our guests for the time of their visit to the submarine. For those planning on visiting other area attractions we recommend parking at the convenient airport parking lot just to the east of our parking lot.


PLEASE NOTE: Because the COD has not been altered from her wartime configuration, visitors must enter and exit through the original hatchways and climb up and down ladders. Caution must be exercised by persons with small children, the elderly and the handicapped.

Shore Exhibits:

The Mark 14 steam-driven torpedo. This was the standard anti-ship weapon used by U.S. submarines during WWII. It can travel up to 9,000 yards and carries 600 pounds of explosives. However, the Mark 14 was plagued with severe technical problems for the first two years of the war, including exploder mechanisms that failed to detonate or detonated prematurely and a faulty depth control system that caused it to run too deep. It also leaves a trail of steam and exhaust gases that make this torpedo visible to its targets.
A five-bladed, 2,080-lb. bronze submarine propeller that is similar to the two four-bladed propellers used on COD. This propeller is the backdrop for the bronze plaque dedicating the USS COD as a Memorial to the almost 4,000 young men who gave their lives aboard our nation's submarines.
A type 8A search periscope, removed from a 1950s-vintage submarine, provides visitors a sub skipper's view of the Port of Cleveland.


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