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Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Diego, CA

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Address: 1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USA How do we get there? Number: 619-234-9153
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Did you know that the WORLD'S oldest active ship is the Star of India? Well, it happens that the Maritime Museum of San Diego has a collection of some of the finest historic ships....and one of them is the Star of India! How amazing is that!

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is dedicate to restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. It is also a place where the family can explore amazing exhibits and artifacts to learn all about an amazing history that happened right under your feet!

The museum's exhibits cover a range of topics, and there are both permanent and changing ones to peak your interest! From the technology of the sail, to the introduction of steam, and even the charting of the sea and how this science developed through the years - kids can marvel at how far we have some from the early days of navigation!

We told you there was an amazing collection of ships...are you ready to hear all about them!? You can enjoy a 45 minutes history tour on the bay for 45 minutes, and the swift boat has two 75 minute tours that can tell you all about the history of San Diego!

Ever wanted to sail a tall ship? The Californian lets you enjoy 3 hours of sailing adventures on most weekends!

You can see the HMS Surprise, the San Salvador, and the USS Dolphin - just to name a few!

Don't forget to check out the events they have across the year, including the fun Festival of Sail over Labor Day weekend.  Family fun for all!

Enjoy the history at this fascinating museum in San Diego - ahoy maties! 

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How much does it cost?






$10 (Ages 3 to 12)



Seniors and military / students $15


Free Under

2 years (but charges for add-on activities)


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Maritime Museum of San Diego FAQ’s

The museum have restored, collected and displayed some incredible pieces of maritime history so they can educate and amaze all who visit!

There are plenty of places to eat in San Diego - get something to fill those bellies before you head on over to the museum!

Keep an eye out on all the events and adventures you can have, because you won't want to miss out!

The gift shop has a host of items for you to take home! You can continue your historical journey, or take home merchandise of the museum

There are a number of programs that you can pick from for the students - it's an amazing place for kids to be part of the adventure. Book in advance so they can make sure you have what you need

it's always a good idea to carry bottled water with you

If you have special needs, give them a call to discuss how they can help you with any assistance

You can pick up combo tickets for multiple San Diego attractions that includes the museum!

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