Guided Tours

Get behind the scenes and hands-on!

Welcome to Guided Tours!

For those visitors who are looking for an enriched experience onboard, try one of our guided group tours–Flight Operations, Hard Hat or Paranormal Investigations. These special, behind-the-scenes experiences are guided by LEX volunteers and are scheduled upon request.

 

PLEASE BOOK YOUR GUIDED TOUR AT LEAST 2-3 BUSINESS DAYS IN ADVANCE TO ALLOW FOR SCHEDULING OF A GUIDE AND PAYMENT PROCESSING.

We hope to welcome you aboard soon!

Flight Operations Tour

A true adrenaline rush, you’ll take part in the operational sequence of a naval aviator see what it’s like to be an aircraft carrier pilot! It’s a hands-on experience you’ll never forget.

This tour is available on Saturdays at 9:00am. (Tours must be booked 2-3 business days in advance.)

Ready Room Briefing

Ready Room Briefing:  Feel the excitement start to build as you get briefed and trained on everything you’ll see and do on the Flight Deck!

Catapult Launch Procedure

Step into the boots of the Flight Deck personnel and experience the rush of working with these powerful warbirds on the deck of the USS Lexington!

Primary Flight Controls

Primary Flight Controls (Pri-Fly): Learn all about the specialized roles and equipment that the aviation team utilizes to control flight operations aboard a floating aircraft carrier!

Aircraft Recovery Procedure

Aircraft Recovery Procedure: You know how the crew launches the planes off of the ship. Now it’s time to learn how they get them back onboard safely!

Book your Flight Operations Tour

$ 50

Per Person

Make a Reservation

Reservations and payment are required in advance. Tours last three (3) hours and are available on a limited basis. Must be at least 10 years of age. No refunds.

Hard Hat Tour

This adventure is a deep exploration of 15 different areas not on the public tour. It includes areas from the 02 level to the 6th deck, lasting 3-4 hours. The tour will include climbing steep ladders, confined spaces, dimly lit or dark compartments. Guests will be provided with a hardhat and small flashlight. Guests should dress comfortably and wear rubber-soled shoes.

This tour is available on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays beginning at 9:00am. (Tours must be booked 2-3 business days in advance.)
  • Secondary Conn
  • Forward Battle Dressing Station
  • Forward AFFF
  • Forward Diesel
  • Brig
  • Damage Control Central
  • Gyrocompass Room
  • Fireroom #1
  • Power Shop
  • Power/Rewind Shop
  • Bomb Elevator
  • Scullery
  • Magazine
  • Ordnance Shop
  • Aft CHT
  • Galley
  • Laundry

Book your Hard Hat Tour

$ 50

Per Person

Make a Reservation

Reservations and payment are required in advance. Tours are scheduled daily upon request and are based on availability. Six person maximum. Must be at least 8 years of age. No refunds.

Paranormal Tour

A trained paranormal guide leads these tours through spaces around the ship that have reported unexplained sightings or activity. This experience normally commences in the evening when the ship has closed, after 5 p.m. That’s when regular visitor activities and noises have settled for the night.

Book your Paranormal Tour

$ 50

Per Person

Make a Reservation

Reservations and payment are required in advance. Must be at least 18 years of age. Paranormal activity is unpredictable, so there is no guarantee of encounters with any entities. No refunds.

Late-Night! Paranormal Investigation

This late-night experience is for anyone interested in serious paranormal investigations. Your group will investigate the ship using your own methods and equipment at night when the ship is closed to the public and ends at approximately 2:00am.

Paranormal Investigations are scheduled based upon the availability of guides. (Investigations must be booked at least 2-3 business days in advance.)

 

Tour Guidelines

  • The investigation will begin with a briefing by the ship’s paranormal investigator who will guide you to the sites of frequent anomalies. The command center will be in the ship’s galley area, but you choose where to set up your remote investigative equipment. All areas will be entered with a concern for safety. If deemed unsafe, an area will not be entered. Sufficient time will be given at each site for investigation. Please keep in mind this is a steel ship, so radio communications may not be possible.
  • You must bring your own flashlight. Your guide will be equipped with paranormal-detecting equipment, but you will use your own paranormal equipment.
  • Soda machines are available. You may bring small snacks.
  • Paranormal activity is unpredictable, so there is no guarantee of encounters with any entities.
  • Tours include climbing steep ladders, confined spaces, dimly lit or dark compartments. Please advise your paranormal guide of any pertinent medical conditions before the investigation begins. Please dress comfortably and wear rubber-soled walking shoes.
  • USS Lexington maintains priority publication rights to all paranormal evidence, including photos, videos, or audio recordings of paranormal events captured during an investigation.

Book your LATE-NIGHT Paranormal Investigation

$ 75

Per Person
plus $25 / Per Guide

Make a Reservation

Reservations and payment are required in advance. Eight person maximum. Must be at least 18 years of age. Paranormal activity is unpredictable, so there is no guarantee of encounters with any entities. No refunds.