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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
+1 619-234-9153
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Reviewed 2 days ago

You have to feed parking meters to stop to see the ships, so plan quarters accordingly. The Star of India is the main attraction and well worth the visit. There are other ships at the same location and one admission fee covers all ships. Get...More

Thank Gerald G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Quite the selection of eleven historic ships here from old sailing ships to a Russian submarine. Was very impressed with the history of all of them. Has to be seen to be believed. All can be explored both above and below decks and you can...More

Thank Coder
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on a Sunday morning, and found free parking across the street by the park. The ships were absolutely beautiful, and we were happy to see there were 2 submarines to check out as well (a bonus, as my husband served on submarines). It...More

Thank Lisa O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go inside several historical vessels right in the bay. Tour a US and Russian submarine. Climb aboard the ships like a pirate, but don't walk the plank! Authentic sailor quarters, and period pieces like helmets, shields, and swords from the early 1900's. You can literally...More

Thank Tarica C
Reviewed 1 week ago

There's a a lot more to this attraction than it appears. There were 3 adults and 3 kids ( 3, 5, 6 yr olds) in our group. We expected to spend about 1.5 hrs but had to drag the kids out 3 hrs later! There...More

1  Thank Maggie H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was disappointed because this had so many great reviews. I'm not sure what I was expecting but in comparison to other maritime museums I have visited this was my least favorite. Some of the old ships were interesting but I felt like it was...More

Thank OregonCarrie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only do you get to tour the Star of India, but these are very interesting and worth touring. There are several ships to tour.

Thank Sue Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in San Diego for work and wanted to do something fun that I haven't experienced before so I decided to check out the Maritime Museum. I came in the evening on a Thursday and it was practically deserted. I only saw maybe 3...More

1  Thank Jen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The price isn't really good $18. adult which is a lot for just walking around and reading signs on the wall. Not worth that much, staff were not very helpful answering questions. This should be 5bucks to get in at the most. Go to USS...More

1  Thank wayne p
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent the afternoon wondering thru sailing ships, submarines, passenger ships and old revolutionary men of war. Loved every minute of it. Brings to life the history of sailing but also the adventure and showed you up close what life was like on those ships. Being...More

Thank Michael D
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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.