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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 #19 of 231 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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New Orleans
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This is an outdoor go on moored ships museum. The Berkeley the biggest ship has a museum on board. Be warned the only toilets are upstairs on the Berkley. Ship stairs are steeper. My favourite's are the HMS Surprise from the film Master & Commander & the Star of India a 1863 merchantman built in the Isle of Man where... More

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Burnsville, Minnesota
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The money spent on the museum and historic ships and submarines was worth it, plus for only $5 more we enjoyed a 45 minute narrated boat ride around the harbor. My 6 year old grandson loved exploring the two submarines and looking at all of the ship models.

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Casa Grande, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

If you like ships and history, this is the place to be. A number of different ships to tour from varying eras. Friendly people to answer any questions.

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NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This museum is packed with information and history and all of it was so fascinating that I spent more than half the day here. The submarines were awesome and takes you back to the Cold War and gives you information and historical facts that I've never read before. Make sure you give yourself enough time because you will want to... More

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Riverside, California
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16 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

It was very interesting to walk through the old ships & submarines. Glad to have taken the time to do this tour.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

the aircraft carrier, Midway, and its complement of airplanes is unique - worth the visit (bring lots of quarters for parking).

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We are not really into boats, but the pirate ship and 2 submarines (US & Russian) were fascinating. Make sure to duck your head. Glad we took the time to visit.

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This place was amazing! We had no idea how many boats were involved. The staff were all very friendly and very informative. The submarines and the HMS Surprise were our favorites.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

What a hoot; The Star of India, a submarine, and 10 or so other ships we are allowed to crawl in and around at will. Even before entering, I watched (and chuckled) at folks making (or trying to make) their way through a round port or doorway which one would encounter on the aforementioned submarine.. Inside the sub was amazing,... More

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Denver
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Many different ships & couple subs you can go inside on a self-guided tour. We all had a wonderful time and learned quite a bit. We highly recommend the cruise on the Pilot around the bay, it was wonderful. One of the ship's was used in one of the Pirate Of the Caribbean movie. Fun for all ages! Parking around... More

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