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Maritime Museum of San Diego

1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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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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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I love the submarines as my husband was an American submarine captain. You get to see a Russian submarine and their sub par boat! And you get to see other boats and a great American submarine.

Thank Gizmosart
Reviewed 2 days ago

Very very informative. Audio interactive. Easy to get to. Doesn't take long to visit and yet get a great experience. Overall well worth it!!!

Thank Troy G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Visited with family, two children, 8 and 9 total $52 The hms surprise was nice on the outside, once onboard, pretty sad. Parts of the ship were cordoned off, tools laying about, yellow tape. The inside worse, stuff piled about like seat cushions and assorted...More

Thank jboed
Reviewed 5 days ago

Outstanding Maritime Museum for young and old! Well worth the visit. If you are retired military they give a nice discount which was appreciated. Being a retired submariner, I have to say that the two subs were the best. The old Russian boat was definately...More

Thank bubbleheadout
Reviewed 6 days ago

I Had read about the USS Dolphin in previous books, I served on three US Navy ASW ships chasing russian subs, and had seen the San Salvador on TV being recreated I also display US flags at historic sites The real gem was the USS...More

Thank s3production
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is located on serval historical boats and gives you the chance to both learn information and explore the boats. It has a great selection of boats with interesting histories, including a ferry boat, an American submarine, sailing ships and a Russian submarine. I...More

Thank kerry o
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are a variety of historic vessels tied up alongside. And there are parts that young children can enjoy with a mini pirate ship in e Star of India plus a full size pirate ship - that's what it was decided to be by the...More

Thank Bucketlist698
Reviewed 1 week ago

Come and see just how it used to be, and get a perspective on the technology, of the time. As a sailing enthusiast, and a student of nautical history, this attraction did not disappoint. Walk the decks and experience sights, of days gone by.

Thank Laslo55
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to explore various historic seafaring vessels. The Star of India, a Russian sub and many more. You can take your time and view at your leisure, a hand stamp ensures you can take a lunch break and resume later. Very worthwhile stop.

Thank tinagd2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent collection of old ships. We only had about 3 hours to explore the ships and take the harbor tour but will likely come back to spend more time there.

Thank IVAN H
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Lisa P
How long should we allow to enjoy this fully?
March 9, 2017|
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Response from gaustriaMMSD | Property representative |
Hello there! We recommend between 1.5 and 2 hours to see the whole museum. You can definitely stay longer as there is quite a bit of history here and some "on the water" add-on activities you can do.
Heidi B
Is the museum very accessible for someone in a power wheelchair?
March 3, 2017|
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Response from Richard_PF_59 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few areas that are accessible such as much of the steam ferry Berkeley (which does house a great many exhibits), however, most are actual or replica historic ships which were far from ADA compliant.
If you are traveling with luggage and no automobile to put it in, is there a place to store your bags while visiting the museum?
June 18, 2016|
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Response from juliviolet | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so. Sorry.