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Address: 1306 N Harbor Dr, San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA 92101-3322
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+1 619-234-9153

This famous sailing ship docks at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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We visited the Star of India during San Diego Maritime Month in San Diego. The Star of India has been refreshed since I had been on it many years ago, but the historical stories... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
El Cajon, California
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El Cajon, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Star of India during San Diego Maritime Month in San Diego. The Star of India has been refreshed since I had been on it many years ago, but the historical stories we were told about the Star of india were still interesting. Of course being docked along side the now gone Anthony's Fish restaurant the Star of... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a unique tour for me, I wanted to do the big military ship but my family wanted to do the Star of India (which included like 6 or 7 other ships/submarines). It was awesome, unfortunately, we had to rush through the ships. Please note that this adventure is not for the heel wearing ladies, there is a couple... More 

Thank Kim B
New Jersey
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a great feeling to be suddenly on board of such a historic vessel. The tickets are $16 for adults and you get to see other Maritime Museum ships as well. The curators are excellent source of information. Do not hesitate to ask questions.

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Austin, TX
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

An amazing old 19th century sailing barque, built during the American Civil War. In excellent condition (they actually sail it at least once a year). Stunning to stand on the deck and realize it went around the world 21 times!

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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

For $16, it was not just the Star of India which you can see inside but 6 more ships/submarines docked by the pier. It's interesting with different kinds of ships and rich history that goes with a trip inside. However, you may need some motion sickness meds if you're not comfortable with the slight movement of the sea.

Thank JazzV
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Reviewed 16 October 2016

The ship is partially restored and I loved to see the original cabins and the floors and feel the ship move as you tour it. Many other ships are included in the tour and also two submarines. a must do

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Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience see and learn about the history of the Star. I would definitely recommend it because of the many sights inside as well as the new renovations done in the boat.

Thank Peggy P
Las Vegas, United States
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Reviewed 6 September 2016

The details put into this exhibit are very intricate. You actually have a sense of being in another time in history while you are down in living quarters of the boat.

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Los Angeles, CA
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

There is a lot of history to this sailing ship from the 1800's. Lots of stories can be told including tales of tragedy. The STAR OF INDIA is a fascinating step back into a time long ago. Parts of the ship are being repaired and refurbished but I got to see a lot of history. This is a modest ship... More 

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Reviewed 19 June 2016

She's very interesting piece of maritime history since it's the oldest iron merchant ship. She looks in a pretty good shape for a ship that was built in the min/late 1800's. it's within walking distance from USS Midway Museum and SD waterfront park.

Thank Radwan W

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