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Maritime Museum of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego features a world-class collection of historic vessels and below deck exhibits featuring national and state landmark sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarine. You can board and explore our ships and, on some, even set sail.

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Adult
$20.00$18.00$2.00
Child
$10.00$9.00$1.00
Sen/Mil
$15.00$13.00$2.00
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Important

Kids Free in October!
Limit one child free with each paying adult.

Free child ticket to be picked up at ticket booth only.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego features a world-class collection of historic vessels including sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarine. You can board and explore our ships and, on some, even set sail.

Highlights:

  • The oldest active sailing ship- Star of India

  • HMS Surprise - used in the movie "Master & Commander" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" (Temporarily Closed)

  • World's Deepest diving submarine - USS Dolphin

  • Victorian-era Steam ferry Berkeley - built in 1898

  • California's State tall ship, Californian

  • San Salvador - a 1542 Spanish Galleon

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world's finest collections of historic ships, including the Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing vessel as documented in the Guinness Book of World Records. Star of India is a 1,197-ton iron barque built in 1863. Visitors may tour a range of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine; taking visitors back in time to explore 500 years of seafaring history.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego displays dozens of permanent and temporary exhibits featured below deck and within customized gallery spaces. Exhibits focus on maritime history, art, photography, naval artifacts, commercial fishing, commerce, transportation and exploration.

Premise of the Museum: The history of human achievement is defined in large measure by the historical relationship with the sea. Not only has the sea determined the progress and shape of civilization, our understanding of that relationship and our responsibilities for stewardship of the oceans will determine our future. The role of any maritime museum is translation between human experience of the oceans and our understanding of their nature. This is accomplished through the exhibits.

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Historic Bay tours have an additional cost and are available on-site only. Monday through Friday, this 45-minute Historic Bay Tour is aboard the PCF 816 Swift Boat. These tours are offered at @ 12:45 pm, 1:45 pm and 2:45pm for an additional $15 per person with paid admission. Please check availability at the Museum Ticket Booth.

Weekend 75-minute Naval History Bay Tours aboard the restored PCF 816 Swift Boat are available for an additional $15.00 with general admission ticket purchase. Two tours daily Saturday and Sundays only at 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. Please check availability at the Museum Ticket Booth.

Name:

Maritime Museum of San Diego

Operating Times:

Open Daily from 10:00am- 5:00pm. (Ticket booth closes at 4:00 p.m. Last guest admittance at 4:00 p.m. daily.)

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are not required and can be used any day the tour operates.

Number of Stops:

1

Duration:

2-4 hours

Booth Location:

1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

Nearest Intersection:

Harbor Dr and Ash St.

Parking:

For detailed map of parking available, go to: http://en.parkopedia.com/parking/maritime_museum_san_diego/

Age Requirements:

Children: 3-12 yrs old and Jr's 13-17 yrs
Senior 62+

Notes:

COVID Safety Procedures:
Shorten Updated Hours of operation remain in place. Additional sanitation, disinfection and cleaning procedures have been implemented throughout the Museum. The Museum has invested in additional convenient hand sanitizer dispensaries available for use before and after touching handrails and doorknobs. Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized multiple times on a daily basis.