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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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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a wonderful experience.... took my grandson who is 4 yrs old.... we went on every one of the ships. He was so excited, crawled into a submarine and the other old ships

Thank Linda G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this museum to see Their monster/Godzilla exhibit . Strange and not in a good or exciting way. Godzilla was only featured in puppet show - a wooden cut out in the shape of Godzilla. Frankly my son had more info on Godzilla and...More

Thank Barbsiegogo
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is such a variety of boats and ships, my favourite is HMS Surprise from the Master & Commander film, there's USSR Foxtrot class submarine, the Star of India which looks as though it's ready for a long sea cruise as a "square rigger" plus...More

Thank geoffpfc
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent the day here going on all the ships and subs. I went early in the morning, as soon as the museum opened. If you want to see everything and really enjoy it, I would suggest going early. I was able to go in...More

Thank Lillian S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was just a fun place to tour and visit. Interesting exhibits, comfortable and informal atmosphere. Highly recommended if you are in San Diego!

Thank Laciebyte
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The maritime mix is a strange mix of old, new and mock-ups of old vessels - but it all works in a strange way. It is probably best to visit those parts that interest the most - the submarines are a good example of this....More

Thank OnTheCoastAl
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All you have to do is walk up to the Pier in San Diego and you will see some of the most amazing ships. Take the whole family, the kids will love it.

Thank JCBrennan
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Splendid location - lots to see and do and relaxing atmosphere. Enjoyed walking around the sites and reading up on maritime history.

Thank Frances244
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So much to take in. Buy a membership and return several times to appreciate the super job they have done with the ships and displays. Lots of things to see and do. All the while learning about the rich maritime history. Thank you museum folks.

Thank idrmsm
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

With the same price the guest can visit 6 ships. There is the highly praised Star of India (must see!), two submarines (one Russian with a nice story to tell, and an American), the ship that is featured in the movie Master and Commander, a...More

Thank family_travel66
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Leola B
1 March 2018|
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Response from jerryskc | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure what you are looking for as an answer. If you are concerned about feeling claustrophobic I guess that could happen but you walk from one end to the other and, although you have to slide yourself through... More
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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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