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“Go into the subs, visit all the boats” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-234-9153
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Ranked #17 of 193 Attractions in San Diego
Type: Ships, Specialty Museums, Museums
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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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Go into the subs, visit all the boats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

This is well worth the money,don't hesitate to ask if senior or student discount if you qualify, and go see all the photos and read the tags and go in and on all the ships, including the 1863 clipper, the 1873 Russian sub, etc.

Visited February 2013
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Akron, Ohio
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“Maritime Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

This was a good way to kill an afternoon. The subs were neat, we were disappointed that the Surprise was not available, nor was another yacht which was closed for a private party. There was still lots to see and the $5 Harbor tour was well worth it. The guide and pilot were lots of fun

Visited February 2013
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Dallas
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“Something to do in San Diego”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

Our friends were going to the San Diego Zoo & we weren't interested in tagging along so we were looking for something to take up our afternoon. These ships were pretty cool to walk around & check out. If you're looking for something to take up some time I'd say this is worth it.

Visited May 2012
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“Submarines, ships and ghost stories”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Many different styles and eras of ships, including the one used by Jack Sparrow. We went the weekend before Hallowe'en so they had a return event in the evening for spooky ship related ghost stories. The adults loved it as much as the kids! Seeing the inside of both a Russian Sub and a US sub made it well worth the visit. Great value too.

Visited October 2012
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San Diego, California
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“Can't miss for the sailor in you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Incredible opportunity to tour some historic ships & boats, all set in the wonderful location that is the San Diego Harbor. Right in the shadows of the USS Midway and very close to the airport in case you have a few hours to spare. The Star of India is indeed the star, but some of the smaller vessels are what makes this a museum instead of a ship tour.

Visited February 2013
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