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Maritime Museum of San Diego

1,747 Reviews

Maritime Museum of San Diego

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1492 N Harbor Dr Discovery Pier, San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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FrequentTravelers354 wrote a review 1 May
Seattle, Washington12 contributions2 helpful votes
We were fortunate to be there first thing on a weekday morning--extremely uncrowded! The ships are gorgeous and really made us feel like we went back in time--or at least were on a historic movie set! We highly recommend the $5 add-on 45-minute harbor tour, but make sure to sit up front to be able to hear the very interesting history and stories. (The back has a lot of other noise that drowns out the narrator.)
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Date of experience: April 2021
Leslie S wrote a review Apr 2021
San Diego, California147 contributions47 helpful votes
It was great walking around the ships. The volunteers working there were knowledgeable and helpful. We had a 5 and 7 year old with us and they really enjoyed it. The highlight of the trip was the Pilot Boat cruise of the bay, which is included in the ticket. The person on the microphone was fabulous. I have lived in San Diego for many years and still learned so much about the bay from him. I would recommend the museum to visitors to San Diego and residents.
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Date of experience: April 2021
CRW1987 wrote a review Apr 2021
29 contributions5 helpful votes
We bought our tickets in advance online. The design of the museum is very unique. Instead of a building that speaks of ships, you can actually board multiple ships and walk throughout them. Some levels were closed due to covid restrictions during our visit, so I will be excited to return when they open up again. We also added on the $5 bay cruise. Absolutely worth it. A small ship will take you around the bay and point out current vessels that are docked in the surrounding area. You do a wide loop and the guide will inform you about the ships in their museum as well as their neighbor- the USS Midway. I would recommend getting out to see as many ships that they have now, some are seasonal & some are deteriorating, so each trip may be different with what you're able to see.
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Date of experience: April 2021
Mary Beth L wrote a review Nov 2020
5 contributions9 helpful votes
Enjoyed walking on several historic sailing ships and a Russian submarine. The docent was very knowledgeable regarding San Diego maritime history and offered some interesting information.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Pat M. wrote a review Sep 2020
5 contributions5 helpful votes
So much history in all of the different ships and the Star of India is so full of info be sure to take a hour or to dont rush through the musem
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Date of experience: September 2020
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