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Maritime Museum of San Diego
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US$18.00*
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
Ranked #27 of 466 things to do in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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!
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

The admission fee covers entry to several vessels - so offers good value for money.
Each attraction is interesting in its own way, in its own era. There is plenty of information as you walk around and guides are available to answer questions too.
I’d definitely recommend visiting if you are in the area.

Thank TDstroud
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

Very nice museum- lots of photos and artifacts. Go in the late afternoon to avoid the crowds. Original and recreated tall ships and models.

Thank PaigeBu
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

At a cost of $18 general admission ($13 for seniors), this may seem like a high cost but it covers all the ships in the Museum's collection. Plan on enough time to climb aboard and nose around each of the ships. Make a day of it (or the lion's share of a day, anyway).

Thank on_the_go_98765
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

To start...standing on the deck of these ships is amazing, you can stand at the helm and imagine what it would be like to be underway on a tall ship. There is a fantastic exhibit in the riverboat displaying an immense about of nautical history. Definitely worth a visit if your looking for something to do in SD.

Thank poliver319
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

My wife and I visited while on a short spring break. My wife confessed after that she had not really been looking forward to it but thoroughly enjoyed it!
From the Star of India now the oldest sailing ship still operating since her launch in 1863 from Ramsay, Isle of Man as the Euterpe. This ship alone is worth the modest $18 ($13 for seniors) fee to visit the museum. Very interesting displays and superb models of ships through the ages.
HMS Surprise was the ship I was most looking forward to. As a naval history buff and fan of the Patrick O'Brien novels it was great to tour the replica HMS Rose as she had been refitted as a 24 gun Napoleonic era British frigate.
There are also 2 submarines, a B-39 class Soviet nuclear ship and the record breaking USS Dolphin. There is a replica of the San Salvador, Cabrillo's ship, the first European ship to reach the US West Coast.
The steam ferry Berkeley has some very interesting exhibits and excellent models of US naval ships through the years.

Thank gwfrydg48
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