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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 #16 of 216 Attractions in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history...
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Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums, Sights & Landmarks
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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!
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Nashville, Tennessee
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

We liked the submarines the best, though it was a bit claustrophobic. The Star of India was also interesting.

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minneapolis, mn
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Touring the American and Russian submarines was especially interesting. The other ships and the museum were awesome. I highly recommend taking time to see this museum.

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Scottsdale, AZ
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5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

We toured 5 historic ships for a single reasonable admission. It was great to see the sailing ships that still sail once a year. We also toured a WWII era Soviet submarine as well as a newer US research submarine. It was a blast!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My second visit to the museum. I love touring all the different ships, seeing the displays and reading the interesting maritime narratives. Great way to spend a couple of hours.

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San Diego, California
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11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This place is phenomenal. You will learn more than you can possibly imagine! Take a harbor tour as well, it is fabulous and what a value at $5. The exhibits change often, so go often! We got to meet Maggie and she is amazing. The knowledge she has is unbelievable! What a wonderful way to spend time in San Diego!

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Houston, Texas
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a very interesting place for anyone interested in Naval History, Whaleing, or Maritime History. Besure and spend an extra 5 dollars and do the harbor tour. The tour is 45 minutes total and a crew member explains about San Diego, Coronado, and THE NAVY BASE. The tour is on a pilot boat that has been in service since... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Several interesting ships to tour. I saw the movie Master and Commander several months ago and was pleased to see the HMS Surprise here. As a US Navy veteran of the Cold War era I found the submarines fascinating, especially the old "enemy" Soviet sub. It was not busy on a weekday and the docents on the Surprise knew about... More 

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Shelbyville, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

A neat place visit if you like tall ships and submarines. It was a very nice and affordable. The museum has added ships since my first visit.

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

This museum consists of the museum itself, several ships (including the STAR OF INDIA an actual sailing ship and the HMS SURPRISE which was built for and was in the movie MASTER COMMANDER TO THE FAR SIDE of the world, a Russian nuclear sub, the deepest diving sub in the world, and a yacht. DO NOT miss the tour of... More 

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San Diego, California
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24 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Joining the Maritime Museum offers a fun, easy escape from downtown anytime. We hop on board any of the ships, sub, and museum to see exhibits, the history, and even the holiday Parade of Lights from a private bar on the dock! Movies shown with a sail as the screen???? So cool for kids with the pirates yelling about! Such... More 

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