Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining & operating historic vessels. A fine collection of historic vessels, including the world's oldest active sailing ship Star of India. Open daily.
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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!

You're in for a treat Many Strings will be coming done today from 11am-1pm to peform on board the Star of India. Best pa...
02/01/2020

You're in for a treat Many Strings will be coming done today from 11am-1pm to peform on board the Star of India. Best part is the performance is included with admission to the museum so come down and check them out!

#manystrings #museummonth #mmsd

Flashback to 1973 when the steam ferry Berkeley left San Franciso on it's way to San Diego#flashbackfriday #berkeley #sa...
01/31/2020

Flashback to 1973 when the steam ferry Berkeley left San Franciso on it's way to San Diego

#flashbackfriday #berkeley #sanfrancisco #goldengatebridge

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo
01/31/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo

01/30/2020
First Look: Rob Riggle: Global Investigator

Oh snap... something in this preview for Rob Riggle: Global Investigator premiering on Discovery looks very familiar!

https://youtu.be/W0rzt1UWV70

Actor, comedian and retired Marine, Rob Riggle is taking on a new mission - traveling the globe to unearth some of the world’s greatest legends and mysteries...

It is the season for epic sunset photos at the museum. Come down and experience it for yourself!#mmsd #sandiegosunset #o...
01/30/2020

It is the season for epic sunset photos at the museum. Come down and experience it for yourself!

#mmsd #sandiegosunset #opentil8pm #thanksgraham

Working hard to get over the hump! 🐪2 more days until the weekend and the start of SAN DIEGO MUSEUM MONTH.  Get 1/2 off ...
01/29/2020

Working hard to get over the hump! 🐪

2 more days until the weekend and the start of SAN DIEGO MUSEUM MONTH.

Get 1/2 off admission to the Maritime Museum and over 40 other local museum in the month of February with the discount pass available at your local San Diego Libraries and Macy's.

#humpday #sdmuseummonth #museummonth #halfoff #mmsd #sdmaritime

That view though 🧐...Thanks for sharing Graham P! #sdmaritime #sdskyline #mmsd #berkeley #starofindia
01/28/2020

That view though 🧐...Thanks for sharing Graham P! #sdmaritime #sdskyline #mmsd #berkeley #starofindia

Flashback to 1976 when Star of India sailed  for the first time after being restored.#flashbackfriday #starofindia #sdma...
01/24/2020

Flashback to 1976 when Star of India sailed for the first time after being restored.

#flashbackfriday #starofindia #sdmaritime #sailing

Flashback to 2008 when HMS Surprise and @tallshiplynx we out on the water together!#sdmaritime #saling #tallshiplynx #fl...
01/17/2020

Flashback to 2008 when HMS Surprise and @tallshiplynx we out on the water together!

#sdmaritime #saling #tallshiplynx #flashbackfriday #mmsd

Since it is the season for engagements... the Maritime Museum definitely is a unique, picturesque place to hold a ceremo...
01/16/2020

Since it is the season for engagements... the Maritime Museum definitely is a unique, picturesque place to hold a ceremony or reception or both!

#sdmaritime #sdweddingvenue #2020wedding #mmsd

Happy Birthday to Maritime Museum of San Diego Volunteer/Model Ship Bulider Bob!At 98 years young he still a very active...
01/15/2020

Happy Birthday to Maritime Museum of San Diego Volunteer/Model Ship Bulider Bob!

At 98 years young he still a very active part of the museum and you can see him working on models most weekday mornings.

#sdmaritime #wehavethebestvolunteers #happybirthday #98yearsold ##mmsd

Tell me a story! Docent class in full swing this morning aboard the Historic Steam Ferry Berkeley.#sdmaritime #wehavethe...
01/14/2020

Tell me a story! Docent class in full swing this morning aboard the Historic Steam Ferry Berkeley.

#sdmaritime #wehavethebestvolunteers #history #mmsd

Sailing into the weekend!You can do this do if you purchase tickets aboard  Californian for the America's Schooner Cup C...
01/10/2020

Sailing into the weekend!

You can do this do if you purchase tickets aboard Californian for the America's Schooner Cup Charity Regatta!

Details at sdmaritime.org

#sdmaritime #Californian ##americasschoonercup #tgif #reigningchamp

01/09/2020
Toe Tappin' Fun

Many Strings will be performing on the Star of India this coming Satuday, 1/11/2020 from 11am-1pm.

It is included with General Admission so come down and listem to some awesome music performed by Chris and Jamie...it's Toe tammin' fun!

#sdmaritime #manystrings #starofindia

oh hi USS Midway Museum!  #historicbaytour #dailypilothistoricbaytour #sdmaritime #stuffyouseeonpilot
01/08/2020

oh hi USS Midway Museum!

#historicbaytour #dailypilothistoricbaytour #sdmaritime #stuffyouseeonpilot

Perfect day to "hangout" in the rigging.#sdmaritime #mmsdvolunteers #wehavethebestvolunteers
01/07/2020

Perfect day to "hangout" in the rigging.

#sdmaritime #mmsdvolunteers #wehavethebestvolunteers

Visit Maritime Museum of San Diego at Star of India Wharf1492 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego, Ca. 92101www.sdmaritime.orgCheck ...
01/06/2020

Visit Maritime Museum of San Diego at Star of India Wharf
1492 N. Harbor Dr. San Diego, Ca. 92101
www.sdmaritime.org
Check out the websites for tickts, sails/cruises, and special events.

Photo by George Adkins Photography

Make a wish upon the "Star!"Our wish is we get a full class of new Docents tomorrow...Please join us if you can!  More i...
01/06/2020

Make a wish upon the "Star!"

Our wish is we get a full class of new Docents tomorrow...Please join us if you can!

More infomation www.sdmaritime.org

#sdmaritime #wehavethebestvolunteers #starofindia #wishuponastar

Love history or ships or both?!?! Why not consider becoming a docent @sdmaritime Classes start Tuesday, January 7th!
01/03/2020

Love history or ships or both?!?! Why not consider becoming a docent @sdmaritime

Classes start Tuesday, January 7th!

Beautiful San Diego Day at the Museum!#sdmaritime #MMSD #2020
01/02/2020

Beautiful San Diego Day at the Museum!

#sdmaritime #MMSD #2020

Ever wonder what Santa does after Christmas? Well now you can stop wondering... He helps restore the HMS Surprise. You t...
12/29/2019

Ever wonder what Santa does after Christmas? Well now you can stop wondering... He helps restore the HMS Surprise.

You too can help click here for more info:

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

12/26/2019
Black & Gold NYE Party at MMSD

Still looking for plans to ring in the new year?

How about celebrating on a historic landmark?!

The steam ferry Berkeley getting all dolled up and ready to host this year’s New Year’s Eve Black and Gold Party, Tuesday, December 31 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Please join us! https://youtu.be/i90WizHGhls Advanced reservations recommended https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/new-years-eve/ #sdmaritime #nye2020 #blackandgoldnyeparty

The Maritime Museum of San Diego will transform the upper deck of the historic steam ferryboat Berkeley, overlooking San Diego Bay, into a glamorous lounge o...

Merry Christmas from the Maritime Museum of San Diego! Did you know we will be open until 5pm today?#sdmaritime #christm...
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from the Maritime Museum of San Diego!

Did you know we will be open until 5pm today?

#sdmaritime #christmas2019 #mmsdchristmas

Looking for a true pirate adventure with friends from out of town?Maritime Museum of San Diego hosts another Boarded! Pi...
12/23/2019

Looking for a true pirate adventure with friends from out of town?

Maritime Museum of San Diego hosts another Boarded! Pirate Adventure with two performances Saturday, December 28, check-in 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.

For more details and reservations click here:
https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/boarded-a-new-pirate-adventure/

#sdmaritime #piratesail #boardedanewpirateadventure #rrrrrrrrryoureadyforboarded

Join us at Maritime Museum of San Diego for DJ entertainment, dancing, dessert, champagne toast with your friends on the...
12/22/2019

Join us at Maritime Museum of San Diego for DJ entertainment, dancing, dessert, champagne toast with your friends on the waterfront at our annual New Year’s Eve Black and Gold Party, Tuesday, December 31 9:00 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.

Please join us! https://youtu.be/i90WizHGhls

Advanced reservations recommended: https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/new-years-eve/ #sdmaritime #blackandgold #newyearseve #newyearseve2020

Give the Gift of Membership to Maritime Museum of San Diego.Annual membership includes unlimited admission, free bay tou...
12/21/2019

Give the Gift of Membership to Maritime Museum of San Diego.

Annual membership includes unlimited admission, free bay tour tickets, complimentary guest tickets, special invitation to exhibit openings, events, Sailing and Gift Shop discounts and more.

#sdmaritime #maritimesanta #tistheseasonforsanta #givethegiftofMMSDmembership #theresnobettershipthanamembership

Maritime Museum of San Diego is sponsoring the San Diego Public Library’s New Winter Reading Program, Litera-SEA.  The p...
12/20/2019

Maritime Museum of San Diego is sponsoring the San Diego Public Library’s New Winter Reading Program, Litera-SEA.

The program begins Jan. 1st and runs through Jan. 31st. Participants who read five books or five hours will receive prizes donated by Maritime Museum of San Diego and local Subway® Restaurants. Prizes include a pass for free admission plus a guest at the museum, as well as a free 6” sub for teens and adults and a free kid’s meal for children at Subway® Restaurants.

To register, visit sandiego.gov/WinterReading or stop by any of the 36 City of San Diego Library locations.

#sdmaritime #winterreading #litera-SEA #subway

12/13/2019

Why ring in the new year at home... when you can celebrate it in style aboard the Historic Landmark 1898 Victorian-era steam ferry Berkeley!

Join the Maritime Museum of San Diego for the 4th Annual Black and Gold themed New Year's Eve Party!

More info and tickets at @ www.sdmaritime.org

#nye2020 #ringinthenewyear

12/12/2019
Tim Flannery & Friends perform at MMSD

Join us this weekend for an incredible show aboard Star of India! Baseball player turned musician and philanthropist, Tim Flannery and Lunatic Fringe, returns Saturday, December 14!

'Flan' is currently performing to support his 14th album, “The Light” which is a journey to find hope, faith, love, and light in a world where darkness seems easier to see. With a voice as smooth as Kentucky bourbon and a heart worn on both sleeves, Flan’s performances ebb and flow with brilliant melodies and soaring harmonies. Flan has also been joined onstage by the likes of Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Garth Brooks, Jimmy Buffett, Bob Weir and many others.

VIP tickets are sold out! Don't miss your opportunity for this unique event, reservations can be made online here: https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/tim-flannery-and-friends/

https://youtu.be/Ct7G1CZutW0

Maritime Museum of San Diego announces the return of Tim Flannery & Friends performing a colorful blend of folk, country, traditional music and storytelling ...

Gift-giving season is upon us! MMSD has some wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers for your entire list. Peruse aisles o...
12/11/2019

Gift-giving season is upon us! MMSD has some wonderful gifts and stocking stuffers for your entire list.

Peruse aisles of homemade gifts, unique Maritime Museum of San Diego memorabilia, and San Diego inspired souvenirs.

Admission is not required to enjoy the gift shop, located aboard the 1898 Steam Ferryboat Berkeley. We look forward to seeing you on board! ⚓️💙

12/10/2019
San Salvador Sailing Adventure

Maritime Museum of San Diego sail crew will be sailing the 16th century Spanish galleon replica San Salvador Sundays, December 15, 22 and 29 this holiday season.

This is a perfect activity for history, heritage, outdoors and water lovers! No sailing experience required. Tickets include 4-hour sail plus general admission to all ships and exhibits. Built here in San Diego by a passionate community, museum staff, and volunteers.

For a preview, click here: https://youtu.be/axifD0r5kKA

Make your reservation here:
https://sdmaritime.org/visit/on-the-water-adventures/san-salvador-sailing-adventure/

A 4 hour San Diego day sail. The San Salvador is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, ...

Fun Fact: Did you know our very own 1914 Pilot boat leads the fleet during the Parade of Lights?See her and the rest of ...
12/06/2019

Fun Fact: Did you know our very own 1914 Pilot boat leads the fleet during the Parade of Lights?

See her and the rest of the vessels this Sunday, December 8th and 15th from the Maritime Museum of San Diego

We still have a few seats to our dinner too...get them while you still can!

https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/parade-of-lights/

A trip to San Diego would not be complete without getting on the water! Enjoy San Diego's beautiful outdoors aboard San ...
12/05/2019
San Salvador Sailing Adventure - Maritime Museum of San Diego

A trip to San Diego would not be complete without getting on the water! Enjoy San Diego's beautiful outdoors aboard San Salvador, a representation of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542. Very few people have sailed aboard galleons of the sixteenth century and these day sails will offer the public a chance to be aboard the magnificent galleon, San Salvador.

These 4-hour sailing adventures are for people who love history, and sailing. Join the crew in sailing a traditionally rigged tall ship. Passengers will be invited to haul a line, man the helm and watch the crew as they scamper up and down the rigging to set and furl the sails. Listen as the crew relates the history of sailing and exploration in San Diego, tales of whaling and sea otter trade, local sea battles, the art of ship’s gunnery, life at sea and more.

San Salvador sailing adventures take place most weekends and check-in begins at 11:30am. Reservations are highly recommended!

https://sdmaritime.org/visit/on-the-water-adventures/san-salvador-sailing-adventure/

San Salvador Sailing Adventure A 4 hour San Diego day sail The San Salvador is a replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s ship that arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542. These 4 hour Sailing Adventures are for people who love history, and sailing. Very few people have sailed...

12/04/2019
HMS Surprise Restoration Project

Help us keep HMS Surprise sailing for another 50 years!
Please watch and share:
https://youtu.be/nDlNgCcNAr8

You can help with the restore the HMS Surprise. Music Credit: Sunshine (version 2) Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attrib...

12/01/2019
Parade of Lights Viewing & Dinner at MMSD 2019

We are 7 days away from the first night of Parade of Lights! This is one of the BEST holiday events in San Diego and MMSD offers front row views!

We will again host the 2019 Parade of Lights Viewing & Dinner at MMSD Sundays, December 8 and 15 aboard steam ferryboat Berkeley, a National Historic Landmark. Parade judges are stationed aboard the Museum’s 1904 steam yacht Medea. The brightly decorated parade boats will this year dawn the fun theme of 'Comic-Con on the Bay' as they pass by the Museum.

Reservations are highly recommended! If you aren't joining us for dinner, make sure to come early to grab a good seat!

https://youtu.be/79_6d3bCBAU

Maritime Museum of San Diego has been known for years as the best place on the waterfront to view the annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights. Aboard the Museu...

11/29/2019
BOARDED! A New Pirate Adventure!

Sail wit' a pirate! Hunt fer booty! 🏴‍☠️

Ye will be sworn in as part o' th' pirate crew o' San Salvador where ye will set sail 'n learn how t' be a pirate. Train t' navigate, cutlass fight, bail water from a sinkin' ship, escape from th' Kin'â��s Jail, 'n swab th' deck! ⚓️☠️

Join us for Boarded! A New Pirate Adventure this tomorrow - two shows available each day! Visit our website for more information and reservations.

https://youtu.be/wE6h8e6sxjk

This hilarious interactive show puts you right in the middle of the pirate action. After you are sworn in as part of the crew you will be trained how to navi...

Are you looking for fun things to do with friends and family during the holidays? Look no further than MMSD for a full d...
11/24/2019
Visit - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Are you looking for fun things to do with friends and family during the holidays? Look no further than MMSD for a full day of fun and adventure!

At Maritime Museum of San Diego, you will explore a world-class collection of historic vessels including sailing ships, steam-powered boats and submarines. Our fleet includes the world-famous, Star of India, the world's oldest active sailing ship. You can board and explore our entire fleet for the price of one admission ticket!

After visiting your first round of vessels, grab a snack from the Maritime Cafe and enjoy upstairs aboard our steam ferryboat, Berkeley. From one end, enjoy beautiful views of Little Italy and Downtown San Diego, and from the opposite end enjoy sweeping views of San Diego Bay.

After lunch, jump on board one of our Bay Tour vessels for only $10 with purchase of admission. Pilot or Swift boats operate most days and can be signed up for in our Gift Shop. 4-hour day sail trips are available most weekends!

After your adventure on the water, continue visiting the rest of the vessels. There are a lot of hidden secrets, so make sure to visit with our volunteer Docents whom you can find around the Museum.

We know hosting family and friends can be a lot of work, so let us do all the work for you! Visit our website for special exhibits and events: https://sdmaritime.org/visit/

11/22/2019
Ocean Cleanup 2019 - Ocean Voyages Institute Pilot Ghost Net Project

Tomorrow! Join MMSD for the Lecture Presentation by Mary Crowley & Ron Holland. Ocean Voyages Institute / Project Kaisei's, Mary Crowley, will join Ron Holland of Ron Holland Design to speak on their efforts to remove ghost nets and pollutants adding to the North Pacific Subtropical Convergence Zone, more commonly known as the Pacific Gyre.

Dr. Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the MMSD suggests “enormous clean-up efforts require urgent collaborative efforts from manufacturers, public, corporations, and maritime industry support in education, prevention, innovation, communication and clean up. We want guests to leave this lecture with insight and action plans to become part of the solution in reducing plastic pollution in our ocean.” The Port of San Diego and the San Diego Port Tenants Association are partnering with the MMSD for this special event.

https://youtu.be/lOX-E_sP2yQ

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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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.
Hello Susan, Cap Ashley..... I am wondering if the San Salvador will be in Sacramento as it was mentioned last year. If so, please provide dates. Maybe we will see you there...... Tnaks a lot and best regards Rafa
Happy Birthday Medea !
Can you please provide the contact information for your head of education? Thank You
When will you have the Pirate Adventure again, where you set sail? Looks like fun!
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