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Building Steam

Building Steam explores the origins of steam locomotives in Britain, who created them, and their spread from the United Kingdom to rest of the world! This exhibit also examines the introduction of the first public and modern railways, the railway mania that transpired, and the end of the steam locomotive era as diesel and electric locomotives became more popular.

Neighborhood: Downtown

San Diego Model Railroad Museum
1649 El Prado
San Diego, CA 92101

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Date & Time

Jan 15 - ongoing
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Price

$6 - $11.50

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Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea

May 25 - May 27, 2019

Festival of the Sea, produced by the Maritime Museum and sponsored by the Port of San Diego, is one of the keynote events that will take place during 2019 commemorating the 250th Anniversary of the beginning of modern-day San Diego. The Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea will be held Memorial Day weekend and has something for everyone to enjoy. Taking place aboard several of the historic vessels of the Maritime Museum and on the adjacent scenic North Embarcadero region of downtown San Diego, Maritime Museum of San Diego will be open to the public Saturday, Sunday and Monday May 25 to 27 with special general admission hours from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  General admission tickets for the three-day event include entrance to all vessels, exhibits, live music, education zone and artist exhibition with market. 

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Legacy Week

May 24 - May 27, 2019

The USS Midway Museum is the heart and soul of Memorial Day celebration in San Diego. The lineup of activities range from a Wreath Memorial ceremony, benefit concert, family activities, blood drive, interactive exhibits and more. Each element of Midway’s Legacy Week commemoration is designed to honor and remember our heroes and celebrate our military heritage. Events also offer the community an affordable and inspiring way to kick off summer in San Diego on one of the most iconic museums in the world.

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Fourth of July BBQ

Jul 4, 2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the world’s largest collections of historic vessels and fascinating exhibits, invites San Diegans and regional visitors to celebrate Fourth of July at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The Museum has several options to choose from. Space is limited. Reservations are required. The observation deck of the Museum’s historic 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley offers guests a spectacular view of the fireworks over San Diego Bay. A buffet dinner will be provided on the upper deck interior of the 1898 Victorian-era steam ferryboat Berkeley, and guests may choose from two sittings: 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Prices for dinner tickets are $45 for adults and $20 for children 12 and under. 

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The Rebel Lovers

Jun 15, 2019

The Rebel Lovers is the rockin' duo led by punk-rock accordionist Renée de la Prade with Ingo Brauning on drums. The duo—with Renee singing, stomping, and dancing as well as playing accordion—performs a mix of zydeco, blues, rock, soul for people of all ages.

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Port of San Diego Festival of the Sea

May 25 - May 27, 2019
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Legacy Week

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Fourth of July BBQ

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