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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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Ranked #17 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history...
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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 young children, Activities for older children
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Massachusetts
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you have ever sailed or if you are even minimally interested in what goes on on the water, this museum is not to be missed. The wall signs are very informative and the objects in the collection and the exhibits are fascinating. And the opportunity to board the boats tied up next to the museum is a great experience... More 

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Tempe, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I confess to low expectations, but this attraction turned out to be very good! You wander, unescorted and unhurried, through several old time sea vessels, including two submarines and a couple of tall-masted sailing ships. The placards of explanation tell you what you are seeing. The visitor gets the feeling of sea life, making one appreciate the hardships of those... More 

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Las Vegas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This collection of water (above and below) transportation left us in awe! What human ingenuity! This place is worth the visit if you have a half-day to spare.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Very nice Maritime museum. Well laid out, informative, highly recommend. Helpful friendly knowledgeable support staff.

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Brandon, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

we pent all morning with those beautiful ships. The star of India was likely the most impressive. But the two submarines were impressive as well

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Convenient location next to the Midway. The exhibits interesting but could be in a little better shape.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Star of India is the prize of the Maritime Museum, and she was launched in the Isle of Mann 5 days before President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address! Explore the Star - miles of rope, 20,000 square feet of canvas! I also enjoy the Russian Foxtrot submarine - climb through the interior and be glad you are not a... More 

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Livermore, California
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This must have been my fifth or sixth visit to the Star of India and the Maritime Museum. Never disappointed! Literally something that appeals to everyone in our group, even if you just want to watch the water from the upper deck.

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Pahrump, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had 5 adults and 5 children (ages 2-10). Everyone liked hiking through the ships and the submarine. Kinda pricey but with the GoSanDiego cards we were discounted. Thankfully - I did not buy my cards until I was at the Maritime Museum because the attendant there informed me that the museum is listed on the regular card but shouldn't... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have never really thought of myself as particularly interested in ships, but this has really made my love them as well as the history! With such a wide variety of experiences from 17th century ships to research submarines to climb into - this is an amazing experience!!

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