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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Experience Sail to Steam to Submarine.

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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Kids Go Free at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

Experience a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats and deep diving submarines. Step on board each vessel where you will find fascinating exhibits, interactive...

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$10 High-Speed Naval History Bay Tour

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Sep 4 - ongoing

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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Kids Go Free to the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2019

The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational...

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$5 off Californian Tall Ship Adventure Sail

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Valid: Sep 4 - ongoing

This Tall Ship Adventure Sail is available at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Join us for a spectacular four-hour adventure history sail aboard the schooner Californian. Share in sailing a...

Events to check out

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Wind & Water: Sailing in San Diego exhibit

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jan 7 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego introduces a rare new photographic collection of historic, classic, and wooden yachts racing and sailing in San Diego. The exhibit includes an impressive body of work to...

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Adventure Day Sail on Galleon Replica San Salvador

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Jan 7 - ongoing

Maritime Museum of San Diego, with an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels, announces new day sail adventure dates aboard San Salvador, a...

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Tall Ship Adventures Aboard Californian

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Aug 12 - ongoing

The Californian is a replica of a gold rush era revenue cutter and the Official Tall Ship of the State of California. Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. Passengers...

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Haunted Tales Aboard Maritime Museum Star of India

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Oct 19 - Oct 26, 2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego invites you to the annual Halloween Haunted Tales aboard Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship. The evening will be full of ghostly...

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Music At The Maritime, Museum Sunday Concert

Maritime Museum of San Diego
Nov 10, 2019

he Hausmann Quartet and Maritime Museum of San Diego are excited to partner to present the fourth season of Haydn Voyages: Music at the Maritime, a quarterly concert series performed aboard one of the...

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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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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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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...

One ticket to explore ships and exhibits

  • Tours available daily.
  • Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure
  • Group Tours and Charters available
  • Special events year-round
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive

From sail to steam to submarine & more

  • 500 years of seafaring history awaits
  • Dockside fun or venture to sea
  • Events for the entire family to enjoy.
  • 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

One ticket to explore ships and exhibits

  • Tours available daily.
  • Embark on a tall ship sailing adventure
  • Group Tours and Charters available
  • Special events year-round
  • Educational, Entertaining and Immersive
  • Host A Special Event

From sail to steam to submarine & more

  • 500 years of seafaring history awaits
  • Dockside fun or venture to sea
  • Events for the entire family to enjoy.
  • Walking distance from Little Italy and downtown restaurants.
  • Open every day of the year.
  • Special events held year round

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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