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“Fabulous Museum and a Great Deal” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego
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US$ 16.00*
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
Ranked #17 of 420 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Bellingham, WA
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114 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fabulous Museum and a Great Deal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2012

I am a yacht owner and I can say this is one of the best maritime museums I have ever visited. Discounts are also available for AAA and seniors over 60 and if you buy a ticket, for $3 more you can add a very nice one hour bay cruise with vistas of the city, Coronado Island and, one of the active duty U.S. Navy carrier fleet. We saw the USS Nimitz as close as about anyone could.

At the museum you can wander through the turn of the century San Francisco ferry Berkeley which houses their collection of memorabilia, ship models, navigation instruments and art work. You can also board and walk around on the Star of India, oldest still sailing sailing ship in the world, a cold war era Russian sub and the deepest diving submarine, the Navy's Dolphin.

There are several other large and small sailing ships and steamers as well as a couple of America's Cup winners including the Stars and Stripes. The Surprise is a tall ship used in filming Master and Commander.

Volunteer docents are available to answer your questions and other volunteers are busy restoring and maintaining the ships. This is a great stop for families looking for activities along the San Diego waterfront.

Visited April 2012
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Austin TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Children will enjoy this place”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2012

Good place for children and t-shirts, etc. Fun and a good piece of history.

Visited April 2012
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La Mesa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Maritime Museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

You get alot for your money when you go to the maritime museum, it so interesting going through the old submarines, and of course The Star of India, they really have alot for the family to do at the maritime museum so take the day and the family to enjoy this special treat!

Visited August 2011
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Poway, California
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129 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Ships of all kinds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2012

Nice collection of seafaring ships and a great way to get on board and enjoy some history.

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Phoenix, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Missed this in past visits”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2012

My grandchildren were interested in the vessels; the Russian sub was amazing.

Visited March 2012
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