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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Address: 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-234-9153
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Description: Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history...
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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Not your usual museum

Enjoyed going on different old ships and even a Russian submarine. Make sure to also book the harbor cruise.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed going on different old ships and even a Russian submarine. Make sure to also book the harbor cruise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

It was a great museum on water. There are multiple boats and a couple submarines that you can go on. I had to be very careful with my 2 and 4 year olds since they loved to run around including inside the Russian sub. It was a fun experience the whole family loved.

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Temecula, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend half a day! History, education and fun for everyone. My kids enjoy it everytime. Give yourself time!

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Midwest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This place is a real gem. The displays are absolutely stunning. We even got to meet the gal who does a lot of them (Maggie) and she was simply fantastic. She took the time to show us around and tell us all kinds of things. It was unbelievable. You will learn so much here and it is a place for... More 

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Henley Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My son loved the chance to get on board the ship used in the Pirates of the Caribbean and Master and Commander. Very wet on the day we went so a little slippery and damp inside ships. Russian sub was interesting, talk about jammed in like sardines.

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Powell, Ohio, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Maritime Museum is worth plenty of time to see well. We were not bothered by crowds or lines, but still ran out of time. The Russian sub was especially interesting to tour. The main "building" is a ferry that is very well laid out with exhibits. During our visit, there was a black and white photo exhibition, "Fragile Waters,"... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

From life about an old sailing ship to life under the see in a Soviet submarine, this is a great activity. You need to be fairly agile to walk through the sub.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

You will feel like a child seeing all the cool stuff to see at this museum. A Must see for all ages. Make sure this is on your list of a must see on your vacations.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great convenient location and contains some very interesting artifacts. We enjoyed the short movies in various areas that offered maritime history. Would recommend visiting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

You might climb, you might go below the water level, you might sail the harbor, you might go Whale Watching aboard a famous sailboat, you might ask what it would be like to live underater on a submarine, you might pretend to be a Priate, you might feel the waves, YOU WILL BE HAPPY YOU VISITED.

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