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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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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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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I lost track of how many times we've been there with the kids, now teens, and we all enjoy it every time.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
sheilafajl
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los angeles
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los angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I lost track of how many times we've been there with the kids, now teens, and we all enjoy it every time.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love boats so this was perfect. The museum has an incredible collection of boats from submarines to sailing ships, all well preserved, giving you a glimpse into their past. There was just not enough time to take in everything so I'll be back. I recommend the bay cruise on the Pilot; the captain/guide kept it fun and interesting.

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Edwardsville, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were last at the Maritime Museum 9 years ago, and were surprised and pleased by how much larger it has become. The fleet keeps growing, and workers on the newest boat were available to share their passion and answer questions. It's a really well done museum.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very interesting set of ships. The Russian submarine is a must. The replica naval ship gives an insight into the cramped conditions and life style of sailors in the past.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

So many different ships you can go on with docents showing you around. Situated on the San Diego Bay with beautiful views looking across to Coronado Island and North Island Naval Air Station.

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Monroe, CT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This little gem on the San Diego waterfront features 8 vessels from different time periods. The Star of India is the featured attraction and claims to be the oldest active sailing ship in the world (although it hasn't sailed since 2013). It is currently undergoing restoration, but they give you amazing access to areas of a ship that you don't... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sailing on the Californian is as close as I'll get to "going down to the sea in ships." For this sailor -- with hundreds of hours on small sailing vessels and more than 100 cruises -- the Californian at San Diego's Maritime Museum feels like the real sailing deal. This beautiful vessel is the state's official tall ship and she... More 

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Alexandria, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exploring this collection of boats was a great way to spend an afternoon. Don't miss the Russian nuclear submarine. If you're interested in getting out on the bay, adding on the 45-minute cruise is a great value.

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Grapevine, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good for adults and older children but younger children were bored easily. A lot to see and parking is difficult.

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Bozeman, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love maritime history this is a must see. The Star of Indian is in the process of some restoration this summer so you can view the process.

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