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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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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed touring the ships but felt the cost was too much for what there was to see. Especially compared to the Midway museum. Would have skipped it. We enjoyed the pirates!

Thank Katy Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went through 4 of the ships. The first was undergoing renovation and most areas were closed off. The others were very interesting. I don't get many chances to tour a submarine so it was an experience. Great for an afternoon on the harbor ,

Thank sheryltellesbo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Pirates Day's and had a blast. We will definitely be getting memberships! Loved the soviet submarine tour and the others view able from the Berkeley. The Star of India, Berkeley, Californian, and the HMS Surprise were all open. Unfortunately because of...More

Thank Judi S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although some of the ships were being worked on so you could only view the outside, the submarines were very interesting. If you don't like tight places, you may need to pass on this one. They were very interesting, as were the older sailing vessels.

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was surprised at the variety of boats and ships at this museum. A single admission gives one access to the museum, which is a former steamboat, two submarines, two tall ships, and many other boats, etc. They have a Vietnam era Swift Boat, and...More

Thank Philip P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was really interesting to be able to walk about, unescorted, on so many different types of boats/submarines. There was always someone available to answer any questions. We spent over two hours there and would have stayed longer if we didn't have another appointment. Highly...More

Thank Tricaro
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told not to worry about seeing this museum because it wasn't worth it, I completely disagree. The tour of the ships and the submarines was really interesting and the trip around the harbor in the pilot boat was well worth the $7 extra....More

Thank Trish B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good variety of ships. If you haven't been in a submarine this is your chance to see some older ones.

Thank joe h
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although we spent almost 2.5 hours touring ships, we could easily have spent another 2.5 hours leisurely walking through these ships on our self- guided tour. The Star of India was my favorite ship because it really was a museum with many descriptions of how...More

Thank Cheri W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my daughter said we were coming to this museum I expected an old building with lots of dry displays. Not so! This is more of a "collection" than a museum. True, there is a dry-docked ferry with lots of models of ships from many...More

Thank cwatsoncat
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Lisa P
How long should we allow to enjoy this fully?
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
Is the museum very accessible for someone in a power wheelchair?
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.
If you are traveling with luggage and no automobile to put it in, is there a place to store your bags while visiting the museum?
19 June 2016|
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Response from Howard E | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of but contact the museum directly. Also investigate places to store your bags like the local Y. We did this in Sidney, NSW just have to know where you are going.