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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Address: 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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+1 619-234-9153
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09:00 - 20:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 20:00
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Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission...

Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the "Maritime Museum of San Diego" grants you access to one of the world's finest collections of historic sea vessels. Once on board our museum ships, you will find that we offer something for people of all ages. You not only get to explore our ships and submarines, the museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on art, maritime history, commerce and exploration. We also offer guided tours and host family friendly events regularly. Historic bay cruises run daily and can be added on to the price of admission for an extra nominal fee. There is no better way to spend the day than on the bay!

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US$ 16.00*
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
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US$ 79.00*
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San Diego Whale Watching Cruise and Maritime Museum Entry
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US$ 107.00*
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Classic Sailboat Afternoon Harbor Tour

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The place has some very interesting exhibits, if your into ships! It was worth the $16 ticket price, and was fascinating. They still are renovating some of the ships! The soviet... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Fontana, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The place has some very interesting exhibits, if your into ships! It was worth the $16 ticket price, and was fascinating. They still are renovating some of the ships! The soviet sub is a must see!

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Lakewood, WA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed a stop here from the sidewalk on a long walk around the waterfront. I perform living history on the side, and I was a bit offended when I realized some pseudopirate was shouting at me with a large group laughing telling them I was lost when I was reading a plaque. I suppose I should have laughed and... More 

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Stoughton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were able to go thru a Russian and US Submarine, tour a varied collection of sailing craft. Volunteer staff were very well versed on the history of these vessels and ocean going vessels in general

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Red Lodge, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is centrally located on the waterfront in San Diego. A close walk for us. The lines were long, but moved quickly for entrance. There are many floor levels and the audio tour covers so many stopping points with many details about the life on a warship like this. The displays were excellent and the information including the touching film... More 

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are several craft to visit, and you'll learn a great deal about them and the times they sailed.

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're staying down town by the waterfront, the Maritime Museum is worth a couple of hours. There are several old ships to climb around, and a couple of submarines. Very interesting.

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is mainly a collection of historic old ships, including a Russian submarine. Some of the replica ships still sail and are worth the visit to see what condition were like in the era of discovery. Also lots of U.S. Navy ship models and history.

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Ripon, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot more to see than I realized. Make sure you plan for extra time. The Soviet submarine was really awesome it had a narration and sound effects.

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Woodinville, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely visit at this musuem. The displays are well thought out & displayed. The docents here are very knowledgeable & entertaining. (ask the pirate to tell you a joke). We also took the Pilot Boat tour which was very fun & informative. Our guide had great jokes to go along with his historical narration. The submarines were... More 

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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great value if you add a harbor cruise for $5 It was nice to visit several ships and to be able to go aboard two submarines.

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