Maritime Museum Of San DiegoCurrently Open [Closes at 09:00 pm]
The Maritime Museum of San Diego is housed in the great “Star of India”, a ship that is docked in downtown San Diego on the wonderful waterfront. It is the a huge crowd puller in the city. The Museum houses an American research submarine known as the USS Dolphin Soviet submarine. Along with it are the B-39, and the HMS Surprise.
People of all ages will love this place. You can also go whale watching from here. You can also arrange events like weddings as well as birthdays at the ship so in case you have an important occasion coming up keep this in mind. The various different ships at this harbour are definitely worth exploring.
- Booking tickets online will be a lot less expensive.
- Make sure you have some time to spend here.
- Seniors (62+), Military with ID, Students (13 – 17 years): 13USD
- Children (3-12 years): 8 USD
- Family (2 adults + 2 children of 3 to 12 years): 43 USD
- Group Tour Tickets: 11USD (adult), 10 USD (children of 17 and under)
- Some ships/museum do close for special events/maintenance.
- Group Tours: 9:30am and 2:00pm (everyday)
- Harbor Drive
- Anthony's Fish Grotto, Kirkland Bar & Steakhouse, Hornblower Cruises & Events
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59.41% of people who visit San Diego include Maritime Museum Of San Diego in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
65.42% of people start their Maritime Museum Of San Diego visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Maritime Museum Of San Diego
92.17% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Maritime Museum Of San Diego
We had such a great time at this gem! We walked down to it from Little Italy, not knowing it was there, and right away paid for a tour. They have wonderful and experience volunteers who are happy to share their knowledge with you. Walking around the different boats is a blast and there is so much to learn and see. We can't wait to go again and highly recommend it, it's easy to spend hours there!
This was a very cool experience. 2 submarines and 6 or more other various old ships. The USS Dolphin is the deepest diving sub in the world, and the old soviet submarine has quite a story. My 3 year old loved exploring these ships. They were doing lots of work on some of the vessels while we were there, so we didn't get to see everything, my only complaint.
We very much enjoyed this exhibition. The exhibit included a nice variety of sea going vessels from various eras. The Russian submarine was interesting and has not been out of commission for very long. The 'Master and Commander ' was fun to see up close. The 'Star of India ' was interesting and was surprised to learn that it is still sea worthy. If memory serves correctly it seems there were about eleven ships to explore. Well worth the visit.
The Maritime Museum is a great place to visit when in San Diego. They various vessels that you can climb aboard and explore. The staff are helpful with answering questions and friendly. The vessels I enjoyed exploring was the USS Dolphin, HMS Surprise, and the Russian submarine. It was worth the cost of admission to be able to explore all the various vessels they have. When in San Diego, stop by the Maritime Museum and enjoy all the history.
My husband & I had the best time walking these ships! It's like stepping into another time period. The oldest one is from 1863! It was just incredible. Well worth an evening activity. We spent about 2-3 hours and, then headed off to dinner. It went by fast! Definitely recommend this Museum.