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Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
619-234-9153
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Ranked #21 of 221 attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Specialty Museums, Ships
Traveler Description: The Maritime Museum of San Diego is home to the world's oldest sailing vessel that still sails - "The Star of India". This beautiful square rigger... more »
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Omaha, Nebraska
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Save plenty of time to review all the choices within this grand museum. Beware of the inherent impediments within the Cold War era Soviet submarine, as I "clocked" my head between compartments...ouch!# What a grand time and the demo of the triple-expansion steam engine was great too.

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Denver, CO
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103 reviews 103 reviews
18 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of cruising aboard the tall ship, the Californian located at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Paul, Ships Operations Master and his all-volunteer crew are awesome at sailing the ship and entertaining the passengers. We really enjoyed our cruise, complete with pirates and the firing of cannons. We did not have much... More

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Palmdale, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Volunteers make it all come to life! The day I was there they were dressed in historic garb and even had a live musket that they let my grandson load and fire! One volunteer drives in from the Los Angeles area and they have vast stores of knowledge about the individual ships. I expected to stay an hour or... More

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San Diego, California
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32 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

There's a lot of history about ships on the Berkeley, and on the nearby static display ships, including two subs, a well-preserved old hunting yacht, and the USS Surprise, moored next to the Berkeley. Pay an extra $5 for your admission to the Berkeley and you can see them all. So worthwhile - !

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

The convenience of seeing these different sea vessels was extremely appealing. Lovely way to spend an afternoon

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East Peoria,IL
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Nice self guided tours of several boats. The kids liked the submarines. It is better to go earlier when more volunteers are on hand to provide information.

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San Diego
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43 reviews 43 reviews
25 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Great tour for those living in San Diego or visitors. I think more San Diegans NEED to know about this tour. WELL worth the money. I hope they don't raise their prices as this is such a good deal. For around $15 or so you can go on and into many boats and submarines too. It can take a few... More

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Brookings, South Dakota, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The self guided tours were great when we were there on a Sunday since a lot of the volunteers were there working on the boats and could tell the interesting story of the boats.

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Chino, California
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Have been to San Diego several time in my life yet never here till this past month. It was inexpensive lots to look at and interesting to see and read the history involved in all the water crafts they have.

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Brea, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was pretty cool.. price is kind of high for looking at boats. But we also added the boat ride pack.. FYI... if you do the boat ride, be aware of one worker (captain or narrator) who thinks he is sly as he takes photos of girl passengers as they don't look or see him doing it. He is a... More

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