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Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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US$ 18.00*
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US$ 89.00*
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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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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an awesome museum as you can see the Star of India and other ships on display. It is fun to visit as you can see how sea merchants lived in the early days of sailing.

Thank John H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful day with some friends and their young children in San Diego today. The Maritime Museum was wonderful it was a good very exciting time for the young children who were with us there was a lot of oohs and aahs. It was a wonderful...More

Thank Ricky J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a few hours at this museum. Board the old and interesting submarine. Tight quarters and amazing history. Cool ships and museum.

Thank karens3boys
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a super collection of sea vessels. Self-guided tour, so you can go at your own speed and take as much time as you want exploring each. I've been to numerous seaports where there may be one or two vessels docked for tours but...More

Thank YAYASister70128
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice Museum, self paced, definitely could spend the whole day here. The ferry boat from the early 1900's is full of history, with multiple exhibits & replica's of ships etc. One can also tour the engine room & other surprise rooms underneath. Our favorite...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The many exhibits at this great little Maritime Museum - diverse, interesting and just plain fun. Lots of local seafaring history along with the Bristol Exhibit - the Star of India - this is a great way to get educated without boring anyone - our...More

Thank Jutta S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fascinating! I wouldn't say I'm a "boat person" but this was something I think everyone could appreciate. I like the variety of boat to look through. There was the Star of India sail boat and a couple of submarines even. Of course with all of...More

Thank tmfite
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been to San Diego 5 times and walked by this museum so many times without going in. Finally this time my maritime-history-loving son begged enough that we gave it a try. I am happy we did, as this exceeded our expectations and was...More

2  Thank SaraSuzy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I absolutely loved this as I love history. My boys loved it too. The wife and girls where less impressed. Overall I think it was a good place to take the family. It is fairly affordable.

Thank WyoMan79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had to see as much as I could in only two hours, so I concentrated on the Star of India and the Russian sub. The film presented in the latter was a story I had never heard. To be in the actual vessel that came...More

1  Thank Ucancallmeray
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Lisa P
9 March 2017|
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Response from gaustriaMMSD | Property representative |
Hello there! We recommend between 1.5 and 2 hours to see the whole museum. You can definitely stay longer as there is quite a bit of history here and some "on the water" add-on activities you can do.
Heidi B
4 March 2017|
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Response from Richard_PF_59 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few areas that are accessible such as much of the steam ferry Berkeley (which does house a great many exhibits), however, most are actual or replica historic ships which were far from ADA compliant.
19 June 2016|
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Response from juliviolet | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Sorry.