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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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A variety of ships to see

This was our first visit, but have passe it many times on our trips to SD. We had fun touring the variety of ships and the volunteers were super informative. Star of India is the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Peoria, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

This was our first visit, but have passe it many times on our trips to SD. We had fun touring the variety of ships and the volunteers were super informative. Star of India is the oldest sailing ship and was doing a school trip/sleepover when we were leaving. How cool for kids. Nice comparing the Russian submarine to a U.S.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

I was able to visit the submarines and The Star of India. The submarines are fascinating. They are so small and claustrophobic that one wonders how so many grown men could fit in without being at each others throats. It must require very calm people! The ingenuity with which so much required for survival is fitted into the small space... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

A friend and I visited the Maritime Museum in May of 2015 after spending time on the USS Midway, since the two attractions are just a short distance from each other. We both had a nice time and especially enjoyed exploring the two submarines on display. We also found the "Star of India" especially interesting. We were unable to visit... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I iiked going through the old US Sub and wished I could seen the USSR sub but they working on it. There were not as many displays as I had thought.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The Russian submarine was very interesting and had you realize the difficult life for those aboard. The other ships were also of interest, but you didn't get the "in-your-face" experience of the sub. The old San Francisco ferry was like a step back in time and the Star of India even more so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

You can be fooled by the lack of recognition & advertising that this attraction receives when looking for "things to do in San Diego." When I first looked, it seemed just like another museum (my wife is the museum aficionado). Well, when we actually arrived @ the site in the harbor, what a fantastic surprise! Several ships to actually walk... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Went to the Maritime museum on Sunday 26th April - which by luck for us -happened to be 'Earth Day on the Bay' - so a bonus for us - entry was free to all who visited!! Interesting museum, lovely restored vessels you can walk all over - ships, submarines etc and lots other interesting exhibits. A definite highlight is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit. It offers a Russian and American submarine among other vessels. They are fun but not ADA friendly. You will do lots of steep hatches. The Russian sub in particular is hard to traverse as you have to climb through narrow hatches. They also have the Star of India which is the oldest wooden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Our time in San Diego was limited but a good chunk of it was spent in the Maritime Museum which had ships, boats and submarines. I am still unsure how they managed to get hold of a Soviet sub but here it is and you can spend a good time looking around. People always have said how cramped a submarine... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Ships, Boats Submarines and even a harbor cruise! Also has an excellent set of displays on the main ship! This is actually better than the Midway! But the Midway is great too!

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