Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to tour a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization..
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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 we offer something for people of all ages. You not only get to explore our ships and submarines, the museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on art, maritime history, commerce and exploration. We also offer guided tours and host family friendly events regularly. Historic bay cruises run daily and can be added on to the price of admission for an extra nominal fee. There is no better way to spend the day than on the bay!

Father's Day is this Sunday.If you're still in need of a GREAT gift, how about a Maritime Museum of San Diego gift card?...
06/16/2020

Father's Day is this Sunday.

If you're still in need of a GREAT gift, how about a Maritime Museum of San Diego gift card?

We will be re-opening really soon and there is no better way to spend a day than on San Diego Bay

https://sdmaritime.org/tickets/

The "star" of our Museum!
06/01/2020

The "star" of our Museum!

Wee mates enjoying swabbing on a voyage of BOARDED! A New Pirate Adventure aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego’s schoone...
06/01/2020

Wee mates enjoying swabbing on a voyage of BOARDED! A New Pirate Adventure aboard Maritime Museum of San Diego’s schooner Californian

Did we make the list of the 15 best things to do in San Diego?Spoiler Alert... YUP!Thanks The Points Guyhttps://thepoint...
05/28/2020
The best things to do in San Diego

Did we make the list of the 15 best things to do in San Diego?

Spoiler Alert... YUP!

Thanks The Points Guy

https://thepointsguy.com/guide/best-things-to-do-in-san-diego/

At TPG, we paused traveling to help slow the spread of COVID-19. Local and federal governments around the globe are now debating the appropriate levels of isolation and distancing. Before booking that next trip, we recommend you talk to your doctor, follow health officials’ guidance and research l...

Maritime Museum of San Diego for DAYS! #sdmaritime #MMSD
05/27/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego for DAYS!

#sdmaritime #MMSD

John Walsh, a member of the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Education staff, wrote the following poem as a riff on John M...
05/27/2020

John Walsh, a member of the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Education staff, wrote the following poem as a riff on John Masefield's very famous "Sea Fever" poem, hence why he called it "C-Fever" in reference to COVID-19.

John mastered the longing we have to return to the waterfront and to experience how much we are all connected by the sea.

05/23/2020
High-Speed Naval History tour aboard a Legendary Swift Boat

This Memorial Day weekend we honor the Swift Boat Sailors and Vietnam Veterans and Volunteers who helped to restore the PCF 816 Swift Boat. When the Museum reopens, we will look forward to sharing this nationally registered historic vessel with you.

https://youtu.be/8fceHtaCbwc

Would you like to enjoy a unique on the water San Diego adventure for just $10? Here at MMSD you can! With the purchase of Museum admission you can enjoy a c...

It's National Maritime Day! Thank you to everyone involved in our nation's maritime industry! This photo is a flashback ...
05/22/2020

It's National Maritime Day! Thank you to everyone involved in our nation's maritime industry!

This photo is a flashback from when the US Coast Guard Cadets performed in front of the Star of India.

#NationalMaritimeDay #sdmaritime

Throwback to 2017 and San Salvador on the Pacific Heritage Tour.  Photo Credits @ Burt Burley for this awesome photo
05/19/2020

Throwback to 2017 and San Salvador on the Pacific Heritage Tour. Photo Credits @ Burt Burley for this awesome photo

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo
05/18/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo

Sending lots of virtual hugs from the Maritime Museum of San Diego crew.#WithloveSanDiego @visitsandiego
05/15/2020

Sending lots of virtual hugs from the Maritime Museum of San Diego crew.

#WithloveSanDiego @visitsandiego

We’ll keep things shipshape until we see you again. #WithloveSanDiego @visitsandiego
05/15/2020

We’ll keep things shipshape until we see you again.

#WithloveSanDiego @visitsandiego

While it’s critical right now to #StayAtHome, the Maritime Museum of San Diego will be ready to welcome you back when th...
05/15/2020

While it’s critical right now to #StayAtHome, the Maritime Museum of San Diego will be ready to welcome you back when the time is right. #CATourism

Have you checked out our new Science History Series written by Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C...
05/14/2020

Have you checked out our new Science History Series written by Maritime Museum of San Diego’s Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President / CEO?

As a way to carry on with our mission under present circumstances in showing how the sea connects all things, including ourselves with our past, these updates will continue for the foreseeable future. You’ll find these to be an entertaining and educational break…

• What did James Lind know about earlier epidemics? – May 14, 2020

• How we came to know medical research – Apr 24, 2020

• The Plague of Athens – Apr 17, 2020

• The Dawn of Clinical Medicine – Apr 10, 2020

All of these can be found at:

https://sdmaritime.org/latest-news/covid-19-diary/

ENJOY!

Progress on our neighbor the Portside Pier has definitely been made.#sdmaritime #portsidepier #portofsandiego
05/13/2020

Progress on our neighbor the Portside Pier has definitely been made.

#sdmaritime #portsidepier #portofsandiego

Photo 1: It's a gorgeous day at the Museum Photo 2: We "Wish You Were Here" Photo 3: but "SHIP" happensPhoto 4:  "Hold f...
05/12/2020

Photo 1: It's a gorgeous day at the Museum
Photo 2: We "Wish You Were Here"
Photo 3: but "SHIP" happens
Photo 4: "Hold fast" we will get through this! 😉

#sdmaritime #mmsd #wewillgetthroughthis

We hope you and your family and friends are staying healthy and safe. While you may not be able to experience our museum...
05/07/2020

We hope you and your family and friends are staying healthy and safe. While you may not be able to experience our museum tours, exhibits, bay tours, sailing adventures or special public events at this time, there are still plenty of ways you can show your support.

If you enjoyed your time with us, share your commitment to traveling again when the time comes.

1. Buy a gift card for future use - https://iwilltravelagain.com/maritime-museum-of-san-diego

2. Send our gift card listing https://iwilltravelagain.com/maritime-museum-of-san-diego to friends or family who would enjoy our tours.

3. Help us promote future tourism! Post a photo of your experience with us with the hashtag #iwilltravelagain and tag @sdmaritime on Facebook and Instagram

Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you back at Maritime Museum of San Diego in the future.

On Giving Tuesday, please support us!Maritime Museum of San Diego contributes to the local community by offering special...
05/05/2020

On Giving Tuesday, please support us!

Maritime Museum of San Diego contributes to the local community by offering special outdoor oceanic learning curriculum, maintaining the city’s iconic landmark ship Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship, and preserves a unique fleet of historic vessels and exhibits to share with tourists, regional families and schools while also staging widely popular annual festivals in partnership with Port of San Diego.

For the first time in its 70+ years, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is experiencing complete shutdown, furloughing nearly all of the staff, with no revenue generation, and no clear timetable for reopening. We are doing all that we can to navigate this period of tremendous uncertainty, maintain the sanctity of the Museum’s treasures, and ensure our preparedness to welcome guests again when possible.

All donations will help to move us to that moment. We are so grateful for the support many of you have already volunteered, it has been a beacon in this dark time. We very much look forward to welcoming you back soon, until then, hold fast we will weather this!”
To donate, please visit the link below

https://sdmaritime.org/support-the-museum/

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo
04/30/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo

Introducing a new science history series presented by Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C. I., President /CEOMaritime Museum of S...
04/27/2020
Covid-19 Diary – Post Update Apr 24, 2020 - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Introducing a new science history series presented by Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C. I., President /CEO
Maritime Museum of San Diego

https://sdmaritime.org/latest-news/covid-19-diary/

A New Science History Series First of all, the ships are still being looked after 24/7. Unless you’re living downtown you might not know that the citywide expression of appreciation for our heroic health care workers and first responders, a spontaneous outpouring of gratitude beginning first in It...

04/22/2020

How about a brief virtual visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego today. We'll save our below deck exhibits and history lessons for another day.

04/22/2020
San Diego's Maritime Museum Aerial Video

How about a brief virtual tour visit to the Maritime Museum of San Diego today? We'll save the below deck exhibits and history lessons for another day..

04/15/2020

Thank you frontline workers and first responders! Star of India lights are dancing in honor of you! Video courtesy of longtime Maritime Museum of San Diego volunteer and sail crew member Irene Batch.

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo
04/09/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo

04/02/2020

Just for today...let's pretend it's a gorgeous day for a sail on the world's oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. We grabbed this video clip during her 155th anniversary.

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo
04/02/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo

Did you or your children experience the Maritime Museum of San Diego's Living History program? We want to keep the spiri...
04/01/2020

Did you or your children experience the Maritime Museum of San Diego's Living History program? We want to keep the spirit alive until we can reopen and continue to create more unforgettable educational, entertaining and hands-on programs. Please share with us some of your special memories and photos!

America's Schooner Cup has been postponed, so Californian and crew will not be sailing the Bay to defend the 2019 ASC wi...
03/28/2020

America's Schooner Cup has been postponed, so Californian and crew will not be sailing the Bay to defend the 2019 ASC win this year. But we will be there next year! Let's all give a big shout to the Maritime Museum of San Diego sail crew!

Pics from day 3 of our shutdown, what a gloriously beautiful day. Just missing our guests, but I can at least share phot...
03/19/2020

Pics from day 3 of our shutdown, what a gloriously beautiful day. Just missing our guests, but I can at least share photos.

Address

1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA
92101

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 20:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 20:00
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 20:00
Sunday 09:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(619) 234-9153

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Atelier Teymur Rzayev First Digital Climate Change Art Show : https://www.mocc.cuhk.edu.hk/en-gb/hub-categories/news-and-developments/item/2256-atelier-teymur-rzayev-s-first-digital-climate-change-art-show-pinelo-art-gallery-20200527 as well as a branch to this group show Semine Hazar’s “Sea Watcher” https://m.facebook.com/watch/?v=252274439370698 were UN World Oceans Day digital events.
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So interesting story. I was staff Maritime Museum San Diego. One day dr. Raymond Ashley called me into his office somewhat agitated. He had an offical diplomatic communique from his majesty the king of Spain on his desk. it said that the king of Spain look favorably upon the maritime Museum's request and was inventorying their armories for Canon to provide for the Star of India. Ray had no idea what this was about. The only clue was that it had my name on it. I looked at it and I had no clue what it was about...at first... funny story.
Holiday Inn is working against the efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 The hotel would rather have someone use a room with active COVD-19 than refund the room. How clean is that soft bed? Are you willing to risk the life of your parent or child? Our travel plans were put to a halt due to active exposure to the COVID-19 virus and our MANDATORY quarantine. I contacted The Holiday Inn Express San Diego Airport Old Town and Booking.com and was told that there is nothing I can do. I can stay home but they are keeping my $1,753.52. They have no concern for the safety of the public and insist that despite the virus that we travel and expose everyone else. Not a caring policy. I suggest you find a different company. This will pass and we will once again travel. We will Neve again use any IHG property.
I found this pic on line a few years ago just before a visit to San Diego. I wanted to know a little more about her before I got to visit the Star of India again. This is a photograph of the Star just before she retired from revenue service years ago. She was hauling cargo's of salmon from Alaska to California, primarily San Francisco at the time. This may be her last voyage before anchoring in San Francisco Bay for years, before the SD Maritime Museum acquired her. She was looking pretty tired by this time in her life. Note the additional deck houses that had been added to her original lines...(I don't know who the photographer was, or the exact date. If anyone knows, please comment below so I can give appropriate credit).
Looking for a briefing from anybody that might know about these. They are similar to the old Whaler Ship Gimbel oil lantern devices...but these are candle holders?? Any help would be appreciated - Thanks
Merry Christmas all !
Merry Christmas to my Beautiful Grand baby's in Calf.my son Craig girlfriend Lisa Marie Martinez
Happy 156th Birthday this month,♥️Star of India❤️!!!!🌹
Had a blast exploring here with my dad. Bill Larrabee was in town we enjoyed the tour of two submarines and the ferry it was amazing! Thanks to the staff!
https://www.forbes.com/sites/hisutton/2019/09/25/narco-submarine-interdicted-what-is-interesting-about-this-drug-smuggling-vessel/#4a217cd94179 The museum should try to aquire this sub. Shes a fine example of maritime smuggling which has a long history in the maritime industry.