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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
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Maritime Museum of San Diego Admission
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Welcome aboard our floating compilation of adventure and history! Admission to the "Maritime Museum of San Diego" grants you access to one of the world's finest collections of historic sea vessels. Once on board our museum ships, you will find that...more
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1492 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
+1 619-234-9153
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Travel through the ships and sub at your own speed or skip the ones that don't interest you. Cost was not much to experience them all! Movies have been filmed in many of these ships. The Russian sub might be difficult for seniors because it...More

Thank texasdonna77
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can’t say enough about this great museum! My husband and I recently planned a visit on a Saturday prior to our cruise leaving from San Diego. It was a great decision. We spent most of the day touring this “museum” of historic ships and...More

Thank 981Linda
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very cool trip through maritime history from a Spanish Galleon to a Russian Submarine. If you like to see how it was to “live” on these ships than be sure to stop by for a visit.

Thank DNH77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great, interesting, cool, a trip thought maritime history and the history of San Diego's sea fairing visitors. We are already thinking we will visit again next year. Maybe take a sailing trip on one of the pirate ships and/or an informational tour on the Pilot...More

Thank Lateboomer1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had no idea the "Museum" is actually real ships and submarines! We were in and out, up and down, around and through. A great experience for very little $$. Loved it.

Thank JBarbW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Being a former DOLPHIN sailor, I couldn't pass up not seeing her. There is a lot of good educational material for those who are willing to walk slowly and read. Nothing is guided and there are no 'active' presentation wte of a short walk through...More

Thank PJHoffnet
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great collection of ships and boats. They have a Soviet sub, a Vietnam era swift boat,a great sail ship that they sail out periodically. It was good half day tour.

Thank Tim G
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Some really good ships to have a look around, in particular the ship from Master & Commander (HMS Surprise) and a Russian Submarine. Well worth a visit.

Thank 14noelo
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Wonderful and friendly place. Definitely worth the visit; lots of interesting displays and exhibits. Our guides were wonderful.

Thank markley16
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

As a retired Navy officer, touring this museum was a wonderful trip through history. From the days of sail through the Cold War, the 8 ships of the exhibit showcase maritime evolution. You tour at your own pace, which allowed me to linger on the...More

Thank tx4stamps
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Leola B
1 March 2018|
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Response from jerryskc | Reviewed this property |
I'm not quite sure what you are looking for as an answer. If you are concerned about feeling claustrophobic I guess that could happen but you walk from one end to the other and, although you have to slide yourself through... More
9 March 2017|
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Response from gaustriaMMSD | Property representative |
Hello there! We recommend between 1.5 and 2 hours to see the whole museum. You can definitely stay longer as there is quite a bit of history here and some "on the water" add-on activities you can do.
4 March 2017|
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Response from Richard_PF_59 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few areas that are accessible such as much of the steam ferry Berkeley (which does house a great many exhibits), however, most are actual or replica historic ships which were far from ADA compliant.