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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
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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...more
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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

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is well worth a visit. Included are seven vessels upon which a visitor may spend time. Two of these provide regular tours of the harbor. The latter two cost a supplemental amount but are well worth it if the...More

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband spent a few hours here and enjoyed the displays and going through the various ships. Nice for kids too.

Thank Lisa H
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place to spend a couple of hours touring the restored ships and submarines. The highlight for us was the Star of India, a ship launched in the mid 19th century over a hundred years ago and lovingly restored. Lots of informative...More

Thank tvirtue
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to spend 2 or 3 hours exploring old sailing ships to cold war submarines. If you find any of that interesting this lets you self guide at your leisure thru the 4 sailing ships, a private Yacht, Vietnam era Swiftboat,...More

1  Thank landusd
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maritime Museum is so amazing. There is so much to see. The Star of India and the Surprise were both awesome as were the Russian and American subs. There were guides on each ship ready to tell you anything you wanted to know about...More

Thank Mary B
Reviewed 1 week ago

from a sailing ship to a ferry and then to a submarine is the Maritime Museum of San Diego. a good way to cool off on a hot day or to explore on those rare rainy days.

Thank Noel E
Reviewed 1 week ago

So much to see, I really enjoyed it as much as my hubby! Lot's of boats to see and explore, near to alot of things to enjoy. Highly recommend this!

Thank Debbie R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Here you can climb aboard an old 3 masted bark which used to do the fish market trade from Alaska or explore the replica ship which Russell Crowe sailed to glory in the movie "Master and Commander. It is a modified ship built in 1970...More

Thank Wanderering1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a nice museum if you like to see historic boats. 2 subs are always interesting and one is a Russian sub that was the type involved in the Cuba missile crises. The star of India is the big steel sailing vessel out front....More

Thank Carl E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Give at least 3 hours to visit all of the attractions available on this ticket well worth the money. Well worth the visit too.

Thank Debra J
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Leola B
February 28, 2018|
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Response from jerryskc | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure what you are looking for as an answer. If you are concerned about feeling claustrophobic I guess that could happen but you walk from one end to the other and, although you have to slide yourself through... More
Lisa P
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
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.