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Star of India

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Address: 1306 N Harbor Dr, San Diego Maritime Museum, San Diego, CA 92101-3322
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+1 619-234-9153

This famous sailing ship docks at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

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For $16, it was not just the Star of India which you can see inside but 6 more ships/submarines docked by the pier. It's interesting with different kinds of ships and rich history... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Mandaluyong, Philippines
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Mandaluyong, Philippines
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

For $16, it was not just the Star of India which you can see inside but 6 more ships/submarines docked by the pier. It's interesting with different kinds of ships and rich history that goes with a trip inside. However, you may need some motion sickness meds if you're not comfortable with the slight movement of the sea.

Thank JazzV
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

The ship is partially restored and I loved to see the original cabins and the floors and feel the ship move as you tour it. Many other ships are included in the tour and also two submarines. a must do

Thank dsands
Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 via mobile

This was a great experience see and learn about the history of the Star. I would definitely recommend it because of the many sights inside as well as the new renovations done in the boat.

Thank Peggy P
Las Vegas, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

The details put into this exhibit are very intricate. You actually have a sense of being in another time in history while you are down in living quarters of the boat.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2016

There is a lot of history to this sailing ship from the 1800's. Lots of stories can be told including tales of tragedy. The STAR OF INDIA is a fascinating step back into a time long ago. Parts of the ship are being repaired and refurbished but I got to see a lot of history. This is a modest ship... More 

Thank Jackbear
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

She's very interesting piece of maritime history since it's the oldest iron merchant ship. She looks in a pretty good shape for a ship that was built in the min/late 1800's. it's within walking distance from USS Midway Museum and SD waterfront park.

Thank Radwan W
Jackson, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

I have always wanted to visit the Star of India, and 10 years later have finally been able to do so. I LOVED It! You can definitely feel the motion of the ocean every time the water swells. The ship is beautiful, and even has modern toilets in it. Definitely a MUST DO in San Diego!

Thank Miss_Shiloh
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016 via mobile

We took our kids here on our family vacation to San Diego and are glad we did! We went on a Thursday night at around 7pm and there was hardly anyone else, which meant no lines or crowds, plus we got to see the sun setting over the ocean. My kids LOVED playing "pirates" on the old ships, and I... More 

Thank Emilyanne38
Anaheim, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2016

We had fun checking out the ship and its history. We lucked out with parking but I could see it being a challenge to find a spot sometimes. There is a tour you can take that allows you to see not only this ship but about a dozen others all in one tour. There was a kiosk in front that... More 

Thank Mark B
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2015

This is an educational and worthwhile visit for fans and students of historic ships and subs. Wonderful diversity of vessels, for the majestic Star herself to WWII submarines to early 20th-century ships. Go at your leisure and stay as long as you like. Annual membership fees are reasonable and there is enough to see to go back a coupe or... More 

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