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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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 hatches, it doesn't feel too enclosed. Everyone is moving in the same direction so you don't feel squashed in etc.
Outside there is a mock up hatch of the same size through which you have to pass and this will give you an idea of the closeness inside, but those only allow transit from one compartment to another. Inside the compartments themselves you can stand and walk without difficulty although I wouldn't want to be much taller than my 5'10 frame to be honest!
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.