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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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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
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"subs"
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"russian submarine"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great collection of ships From the haunted Star of India to a cold war Russian submarine Well worth the entrance fee

Thank Anthony F
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting collection of ships, from sail to submarines. The ship used in "Master and Commander" is there along with a Soviet missile boat and the USS Dolphin. Merchant ships also represented. Nice museum

Thank den979
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was looking for a special experience to celebrate husband’s upcoming midFebruary birthday when I saw an ad for San Diego Bay Sweetheart Sail aboard the San Salvador. Now this was a unique experience sailing aboard a 16th century Spanish galleon!! The volunteer crew of about...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The mix of historic and replica vessels makes it hard to leave MMSD with an overall big picture that the museum is trying to convey. Nonetheless, they have some interesting ships, and if you get out on the water in one of their vessels, whether...More

Thank Thom-Shap
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We got the combination tiicket for whale watching/ sailing on the schooner "America" and museum entry. The sailing/ whale watching was a once in a lifetime experience. Saw plenty of whales and enjoyed being out on the sea in the sun. The captain and his...More

Thank CGFS
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The main displays are on an old ferry. There are models of ships named San Diego as well as others. The engine room of the ferry is on display. There are also 3 sailing ships, and 2 submarines that can be toured.

Thank David P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Museum if you are a fan of nautical history, or just want to learn a little more about it. Exhibits are well done and informative. There is some restoration going on of several of the ships, but that did not disrupt our tour.

Thank Rita23890
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very varied and interesting ships, boats and subs. Employees were full of knowledge and happy to share when asked! :) Great military discounts. Need to wear good shoes as the ladders can get slick. Also, some maneuvering is required to get thru the Russian sub.

Thank Mom2110
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed every bit of it. Ancient sail ships to submarines. My favorite is the Russian submarine captured during the cold war with the enacted incident of launching a nuclear warhead. Admire the hero who saved millions of lives. Experience the limited space in a...More

Thank NT H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice place to visit, this promise all guest an unforgetable experience. Highly recommend it, love it

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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.
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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.
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SSevek
19 June 2016|
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Response from juliviolet | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Sorry.
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