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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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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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122 reviews 122 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

The variety of the ships was great and being able to walk through them at your leisure was also great. Take time to look at everything and take it in.

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Mission Viejo, CA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

I happened to be in San Diego this past weekend visiting family. We went to the harbor and the Museum was hosting the Tall Ship Festival. It was a great opportunity to see all them and get on board them all. It only cost $7 to get in. For that you could go in the museum, on the Tall Ships,... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We visited the Maritime Museum when they were having a Labor day festival. It was great touring the ships in the bay and listing to their history. We also go to cruise the Harbor on one of the boats and it was very peaceful.

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Mankato, Minnesota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This was fun for our entire family! Touring submarines and ships was so interesting for our children. You can spend 1-4 hours at this and it won't wear out the children as much as the USS MIdway!

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Weston, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

I really like the Maritime museum. I especially enjoyed the Russian submarine. I don't know that you can get inside one anywhere else. I have been on historical ships in other location but this was really an unusual visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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106 reviews 106 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Numerous boats and a couple of submarines are accessible at the museum. Reasonable value for a family. Great location on a good day.

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kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

It was interesting to see the tall ships and be able to walk around the ships to see what it was like to live on or cross the ocean as an immigrant. Can't believe my relatives made the journey and survived! Brings chills to see it in person!

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Greenwood, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We had done the midway tour before but this place included 6 ships to see! The two submarines were neat but the Russian sub is very tight and you have to climb though small holes. The 1800 sailboat ships were spectacular

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Tampa, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a fine collection of ships and museum quality exhibits inside. The submarines are a lot of fun and you can actually use the working periscopes. We thought The Star of India alone was worth the admission price; she is a large and elegant vessel that sailed the world many times over. There is a movie in one room... 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

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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