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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Address: 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
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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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Nicely done floating maritime museum. We especially liked the Cold War - Cuban Missal Crisis theme presented onboard the Russian submarine. The Star of India was classic, while... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Nicely done floating maritime museum. We especially liked the Cold War - Cuban Missal Crisis theme presented onboard the Russian submarine. The Star of India was classic, while the Vietnam gunboat was a pleasant surprise. The details of the models on the ferry were also impressive. Well done!

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Seattle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are four old ships and two submarines you can explore at the Maritime Museum. Lots of displays and several employees answering questions.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an amazing museum. You can go inside two submarines, check out large wooden sailing craft and other ships. Lots of history and some very cool model ships as well. My favorite museum so far.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Maritime Museum on a Saturday in February with our 7 year old son. We loved all of the ships. This is totally worth the price of admission. It's a must-see in San Diego.

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Shannon, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its not often you get to be aboard an old steamer, russian submarine, the ship from Master and Commander and all together at this museum. It costs only a few dollars and for a few dollars more you can get to go out on a boat trip around the bay.

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White Rock, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to various maritime museums around the world, and San Diego, is on the top of the list. I am sure you could spend the whole day here. There are many ships to explore, the Star of India was very interesting, as was the Russian Sub from the Cuban Cold War. Just imagine living on one of these... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Another must see with several boats to roam through. The Star of India and the Russian sub were our favorites. It took us over 3 hours and could have stayed longer. I highly recommend getting the $5.00 45 min. harbor cruise add on. It's a real value on a small, solid, comfortable boat. All their volunteers are extremely knowledgeable. Clean... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an interesting group of ships to tour. It is amazing how much work has gone into the restoration of these ships. Even the Russian sub. Very inexpensive to visit and a lot of great places to have lunch. A must see for all

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Twinsburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Going through the ships, the subs was a lot of fun and at the same time a learning experience. I did the tours by my self and make sure you go online and use a coupon.

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San Diego
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't say enough about this place. A must for locals as well as tourists. For $16 adult, cheaper for children and seniors. You get to go onto many ships and 2 submaries. Take your time as it's all self paced with places to sit and relax too. The Star of India sailing ship is the Star. Huge, multi levels... More 

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