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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Tour Every Ship & Exhibit With One Ticket!

Welcome aboard the Maritime Museum of San Diego!

Experience a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarines. The Museum’s impressive fleet includes the world’s oldest active ship Star of India, HMS Surprise from the Academy Award winning film “Master and Commander,” the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, and the B-39 soviet-era Russian submarine. On board each vessel you will find fascinating exhibits, an interactive children’s play area, art gallery, and gift shop. Enjoy a trip of San Diego Bay aboard an authentic historical small vessel, or choose a day sail aboard the revenue cutter Californian - the State’s Official Tall Ship. The Maritime Museum of San Diego is a world class adventure for everyone!

Neighborhood: Downtown

1492 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

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Contact Info

(619) 234-9153
info@sdmaritime.org

Hours

Daily: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Open until 9:00 PM in the Summer

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45-minute Historic Bay Cruises Only $10*

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Sep 25 - ongoing

Launched in 1914 to her removal from regular service in 1996, Pilot enjoyed an active career as San Diego’s chief pilot craft – assisting almost every one of the thousands of major...

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$2 Off General Admission at Maritime Museum of SD!

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Nov 5 - Dec 31, 2019

Welcome to the Maritime Museum of San Diego! We are home to one of the world’s finest collections of historic vessels, from sail to steam to submarine! Explore dockside and venture into our...

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$5 off San Salvador Sailing Adventure

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Nov 14 - Dec 31, 2019

The San Salvador is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542. These 4 hour Sailing Adventures are for people who...

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$10 High-Speed Naval History Bay Tour

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Nov 12 - Dec 31, 2019

Swift Boats acted as part of the naval blockade of South Vietnam to prevent the infiltration of weapons, ammunition, and war matériel from North Vietnam via sampans, junks, and trawlers. In...

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MMSD hosts Parade of Lights Viewing & Dinner

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 8 - Dec 15, 2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego has been known for years as the best place on the waterfront to view the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights, which takes place along the north embarcadero. ...

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Wish You Were Here Vintage Postcards/Photo Exhibit

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 10, 2019 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego, serving as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific...

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Tim Flannery & Friends Perform at MMSD

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 14, 2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the return of Tim Flannery and Friends performing a colorful blend of folk, country, traditional music and storytelling Saturday, December 14, 2019. ...

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Boarded! Pirate Adventure Performance December 28

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 28, 2019

This hilarious interactive show puts visitors right in the middle of the pirate action. Participants will be sworn in as part of the ship crew, trained how to navigate, sword fight, bail water from a...

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Spectacular Black & Gold New Year's Eve Party

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Dec 31, 2019

Home to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits, Maritime Museum of San Diego invites guests to...

Top of List of Things to Do In San Diego

  • Tours available daily. Self-guided or Docent-led
  • Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure aboard the galleon replica San Salvador
  • Group Tours and Charters available
  • Special events year-round
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive

Ships from sail to steam to submarine

  • Harbor History Cruises and Naval History Bay Tours $10 with general admission
  • Hoist and Trim the sails of Californian, official tall ship of the state
  • Home to world's oldest active sailing ship Star of India
  • Walking distance from Little Italy and downtown restaurants.
  • Open every day of the year.

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View

Top of List of Things to Do In San Diego

  • Tours available daily. Self-guided or Docent-led
  • Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure aboard the galleon replica San Salvador
  • Group Tours and Charters available
  • Special events year-round
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive
  • Host A Special Event

Ships from sail to steam to submarine

  • Harbor History Cruises and Naval History Bay Tours $10 with general admission
  • Hoist and Trim the sails of Californian, official tall ship of the state
  • Home to world's oldest active sailing ship Star of India
  • Walking distance from Little Italy and downtown restaurants.
  • Open every day of the year.
  • Annual New Year's Eve Celebration Party Staged on Victorian-era steam ferry

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Historic Landmark
  • Ocean View
  • Outdoor
  • Kid Friendly
  • Tours
  • General Admission - Adult
  • General Admission - Child
  • General Admission - Senior
  • Restaurants
  • Waterfront

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