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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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I really didn't think I'd enjoy myself - a bunch of boats? What? I got talked into it - and boy was I surprised. A variety of watercraft, a ton of history, and a beautiful place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Newport Beach, California

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Newport Beach, California
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

I really didn't think I'd enjoy myself - a bunch of boats? What? I got talked into it - and boy was I surprised. A variety of watercraft, a ton of history, and a beautiful place to take it all in. Steamboat, tall ship, aircraft carrier - it just boggles the mind. I went back for a second visit, and... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We loved the ships, ferry, and submarines. My husband and grandson went on a tour of San Diego Bay on a Vietnam Era Swift Boat. They loved it!

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Colorado
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Star of India was the highlight, an 1800s merchant ship that actually sailed around the world for many decades. You could almost imagine yourself in that time period sailing the high seas, maybe even with pirates. Other ships were good, especially the original ships and subs. Didn't go on the reproduction ships. The Berkley was a beautiful Victorian ferry... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Okay, people. Now, you're going to see folks on here getting all bent out of shape that the ships aren't in pristine condition (They're SHIPS. They sail and stuff. That's messy.), or that one or two of them isn't on display (because, you know, it's getting a hull makeover.). Here's the scoop: the Surprise and Medea were at dry dock... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Loved walking thru the Soviet Sub and the USS Dolphin. The museum was very interesting and had a lot of information. A very nice way to spend the afternoon in San Diego.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After many, many visits to San Diego and passing by these ships, we finally did a bit of homework and wondered why we'd missed this attraction in the past. What a great collection of historic ships! With the purchase of your ticket, you have the experience of visiting about a dozen different vessels. We found friendly docents on board to... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I had some hours to kill and the Maritime Museum was bang opposite my hotel in San Diego, so off I went, not expecting much. It began to feel like an adventure, however, the moment I presented my ticket at the entrance and got my wrist stamped with an inky tattoo as a legitimate visitor. A sudden rush of images... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The collection of ships is spectacular. However, the one surprise is that the replica of the HMS Surprise as seen in Master and Commander was was not there. However, the other 2 submarines and ships did not dissapoint. If you are able, book the swift boat (vietnam era boat) ride through the bay. Amazing tour and for only $10! This... More 

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Peoria, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I love the Maritime Museum and make a point to visit each year. This visit three ships were missing- out for repair we were told- including my favorite ship. It just was not the same without them. The staff was not as friendly or helpful this time. I was dissapointed .

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

All the material and museum artifacts were good. We enjoyed everything but could have spent a whole day in the museum

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Additional Information about Maritime Museum of San Diego

Address: 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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