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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Address: 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
Phone Number: +1 619-234-9153
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Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission...

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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A LOT OF HISTORY HERE

We visited and only toured 3 boats. Star of India, Russian Foxtrot and USS Dolphin. Star of India and Dolphin were in good shape. The Russian foxtrot seems as though it had been... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Murrieta, California
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Murrieta, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited and only toured 3 boats. Star of India, Russian Foxtrot and USS Dolphin. Star of India and Dolphin were in good shape. The Russian foxtrot seems as though it had been forgotten. Just seemed unkempt. That could be a left over from the Russian days and not reflective of the Maritime Museum. Great history in these 3 boats.... More 

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Carson City, Nevada, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We took the 3 hour Tall Ship excursion and it was an amazing experience we will never forget. The price was reasonable as well. We couldn't believe how smooth the Californian glided through the water. We hope to go again in the future!

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Several very interesting ships to explore, great fun on the 3 hour harbor cruise of a 19th century gold-rush schooner. Museum itself, in a renovated 120 year old ferry, is very well laid out with good detail to explain the exhibits.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

To be fair -we had just spent about 5 hours at the USS Midway. We were tired and we were hot. The actual museum itself is small and is located in a Steam Ferry which is pretty. We enjoyed going through the Dolphin ( submarine) -if you are in any way claustrophobic I would not recommend you tour this OR... More 

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed visiting as lots to see and do. My children really enjoyed it and asked to visit again the next day. Its a really interesting museum and great for a rainy day although San Diego is famous for its wonderful weather.

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Thank Hannah M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent several days visiting the Maritime Museum. Because of disabilities I didn't tour inside of any ship that was for tourist at anytime. My travels were June, July, September 2012. My dates, and years are not listed in your when did you travel.

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Thank Debra M
Lame Deer, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I fell in love with this museum and all the ships it has. The docents are very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Stockton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During my visit, there were 6 ships open to visit. Of the 6, the most fascinating is the Russian B-39 Submarine. The curators did a great job transcending me to a very intense time where a nuclear war could've occured. Once in, there will be an introduction video then it will lead you through a narrow round opening to the... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a second part of our reunion tour. We were there primarily for the harbor tour aboard the restored Swift boat since we supported the 'brown water Navy" guys on Vietnam. This tour is well worth the time and expense, great tour of the harbor and the ships that are berthed or in maintenance. The folks giving the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kids took off to see the pirate ship and submarine first. They learned so much by experiencing and reading the information on the history. Several ships to see. We went too late for the sea tours, but I would suggest going on one for a great adventure

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