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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Address: 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-234-9153
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$65*
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Ranked #18 of 188 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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!
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Well kept examples of vessels, but a distinct lack of US Coast Guard vessels. Knowledgeable staff on board to answer questions. Very easy to get around all the ships with the possible exception of the Russian Sub.

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Pocatello
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

wow who knew this place had been around for so long great history and the best part is the before and now pictures

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Saint Paul Park, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 NEW

Lots of history, self-guided tours, all for a low price. Especially the Star of India, the HMS Surprise, and Russian sub - fascinating!

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Lewes, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

The whole fleet were amazing. Well done everyone and thak you for a lovely day.We will always remember our visit and especially the harbour cruise.

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Hopkins, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I enjoyed this museum much more than I thought I would. Pretty tight quarters in the submarine, so be sure you are able to manuver without any issues.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Good value for the price to see a few ships and two submarines, inside out. You can spend a couple of hours exploring the ships.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

All the different ships and submarines were interesting. I did not expect it to be so good. It was also very informative. Kids would enjoy going onto the ships and submarines. There is even a Russian submarine!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Wonderful time. The ships, submarine and museum were great! Definitely pay the extra 5.00 for the boat tour! Our guide was funny and very knowledgeable. We got to see so much more on this tour especially so many more photo ops! Best 5$ I have ever spent. Would do it again! 5 stars!

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Salem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Take the tour if you can because the staff is very knowledgeable and describes life on these floating museums close to the way it happened

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Great place to see various types of ships and boat of all sizes. You can look from the boardwalk or pay to go in, your choice.

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