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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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"star of india"
in 397 reviews
"subs"
in 124 reviews
"russian submarine"
in 97 reviews
"hms surprise"
in 84 reviews
"sailing ship"
in 77 reviews
"tall ship"
in 38 reviews
"swift boat"
in 36 reviews
"steam ferry"
in 32 reviews
"cold war"
in 27 reviews
"uss dolphin"
in 26 reviews
"pirates of the caribbean"
in 26 reviews
"historic ships"
in 25 reviews
"the cuban missile crisis"
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"nautical history"
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"harbor tour"
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"great collection"
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"uss midway"
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Reviewed 6 days ago

So any ships, so much history and so little time. What a cool experience. You are able to walk from boat to boat and board all of them. This was so cool

Thank 196LindaC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and I had a great time and so much fun at the Maritime Museum. We got to see the main boat museum plus the other five. This museum I truly recommended, you won't be disappointed.

Thank 91GrownYoungWoman
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was so surprised to find the ticket included five ships you could go through and see so many different things. We enjoyed the museum ,the star of India ,the submarine and the sailing ship. Great location and great staff. If you see nothing else...More

Thank Felicia R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed the maritime museum and the variety of information and ships! The museum is very comprehensive with a wide variety of maritime history covered and very reasonable price!

Thank MrMagoo53
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was very close to where we were staying so we decided it would be a great way to spend the afternoon. We wish we would have had just a bit more time to look around but we were glad that we had the...More

Thank Mayomomma
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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...More

Thank TDstroud
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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....More

Thank poliver319
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank gwfrydg48
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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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