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Star of India

1306 North Harbor Drive, San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #74 of 243 Activities in San Diego
Type: Ships
Activities: Sailing
Description: This famous sailing ship docks at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.
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English first
San Diego, California
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97 reviews 97 reviews
41 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

What a treasure for San Diego! It's a must-visit for children because the staff makes their experience interactive. And, it's great for adults, too. If you visit "The Star," take time to visit the other historic and interesting vessels nearby, too.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

One must visit to visualize the way/conditions our older generations used to travel. This is a must visit for all the age groups. With the entry fee, you get to see submarines also. If you go in the evening, don't forget to take some pictures of the beautiful downtown from the ship. Highly recommend for at least a single visit.

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Chicago Area
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

This ship was launched when Lincoln was president. It is still sea worthy! It has been lovingly restored and taken care of. Great for all ages. My adult son loved the submarines docked at the maritime museum also, which this is part of. We also took a harbor cruise for a few extra dollars. Plan to spend a couple of... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

I went on board as it used to be the "Euterpe" bringing immigrants to New Zealand from England in the 1870s. I wanted to see what conditions were like as I am writing a family history in which my family sailed from England to NZ in 1875. The Star of India is very interesting and well set up with the... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a blast walking through the ship and looking at all the artifacts, hand written accounts of past voyages etc. the kids had a great time as well which is sometimes hard to accomplish at a museum. Would highly recommend viewing

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New York City, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

We went to see the Star of India - it was a relaxing morning. Not too busy. The Docent was there and told us a few things my brother didn't already know - he is pretty much an expert. I think he may have told her some things she didn't know, so it was a great exchange of information, and... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

easily accessible from downtown, the star of india is a fun piece of nautical history for all ages. kids have a great time exploring the nooks and crannies of the ship and adults have the opportunity to learn many interesting facts about the ship and its history. also, its hard to beat the views from the deck of lovely san... More

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

The star was good as were the other sail ships, there's 5 or 6 vessels to go through and explore and there's even a Russian sub for which I have one word of advise ... Duck!

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

If you are in San Diego don't miss the Maritime Museum. We spent the best part of a day last year on the USS Midway and ran out of time to do the Star of India. This year we made it a priority and it didn't disappoint. We have a vested interest because she was built in Ramsey, Isle of... More

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Encinitas, California, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

The Star of India is a truely historic vessel ! As the oldest working sailing ship in the world, she is well cared for by her dedicated crew of volunteers. 150 years and counting ! Think of the places she has gone (21 times around the world) and things she has seen !

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