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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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We enjoyed this multiple access 'museum' that go us into submarines and onto other historic craft. Don't miss the downstairs area where we found a climate controlled quiet section... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Redding, California, Usa

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Redding, California, Usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed this multiple access 'museum' that go us into submarines and onto other historic craft. Don't miss the downstairs area where we found a climate controlled quiet section containing Ansel Adams and other artistic offerings. Best for those who are comfortable exploring and appreciating the hidden details such historic example of craftsmanship and service.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

With your ticket, you get to visit 4 different ships/vessels. Good value, such a great place to explore and spend the day.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We enjoyed seeing all of the ships that are displayed in this area. There is quite a bit of walking, but many interesting things to see.

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South Brunswick, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A lot to see and do.The submarine were both interesting. We also did the harbor tour on the pilot boat, that's one I would highly recommend . .

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Kaunas, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A touch of maritime history. Few interesting boats, submarines and aircraft carrier, all in the background of Pacific ocean. The aircraft carrier is very very impressive, so as it surrounding. Visit this museum and You will be not disappointed!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

The Star of India is there, a vessel that was built around 1860 and has traveled around the world approximately 20 time. It is well worth the visit to see this ship and learn of its history. You will be surprised how massive it is.

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Cherry Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Planned to go elsewhere April 26, but were we ever glad we changed our plans! Never been there before, and REALLY enjoyed it all. The Russian sub was a bit tight inside. Liked the America sub much more - especially looking thru the periscope! Found our car in the parking lot! The Star of India was great! So much history!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This was so interesting. The tall ship there was so historical and all the docents were well versed and friendly. The submarines were fascinating especially being able to compare the Russian and more recent USA sub. Bathrooms were very clean.

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Thane, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

for a nominal fee you are ushered into colonial era.Time-Travel back and enjoy the whistle and heat of Kerala Goa and the english pride displayed as a monument.Sail ship was unique to survive so many withering years.Go for a 5$/person horbour cruis. Kids not only enjoy, but learn the history shown alive with models.

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Palmer, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Well worth the price of admission. Spent several hours prowling around on boats and through 2 submarines. The boat ride around the bay was refreshing and entertaining. You do have to do a lot of walking, stairs and in the subs wiggling through. There is a lot of history here. There is a lot of reading material about what you... More 

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Additional Information about Maritime Museum of San Diego

Address: 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone Number: +1 619-234-9153
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 8:00 pm

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