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.
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We are a 501c3 non-profit organization.. 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!

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Share your #KidsFreeSD adventure photos taken at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and show us the great fun you had.
10/14/2020

Share your #KidsFreeSD adventure photos taken at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and show us the great fun you had.

There’s no better time to be a kid in San Diego than in the month of October! Kids 12 and under enjoy FREE admission at ...
10/12/2020

There’s no better time to be a kid in San Diego than in the month of October! Kids 12 and under enjoy FREE admission at the Maritime Museum of San Diego and other select art, cultural, and science museums and historical sites in San Diego County.

print or download your coupon from here:

https://www.sandiego.org/members/museums/maritime-museum-of-san-diego/offers/kids-free-with-purchase-of-adult-ticket-limit-4.aspx to

Then present it when you visit Maritime Museum of San Diego to receive free admission for up to four children (12 and under) with one full-price paid adult. (May not be combined with any other offer.)

There is still time to vote for us in the San Diego Reader PollIn the "Attractions & City Living"  category the Maritime...
09/15/2020

There is still time to vote for us in the San Diego Reader Poll

In the "Attractions & City Living" category the Maritime Museum of San Diego is nominated for:

Best Tourist Attraction
Best Tourist Attraction for Locals
Most Instagrammable Place

In the "Music & Entertainment" category we are nominated for:

Best Museum

https://bestof.sandiegoreader.com/voter/index

Thanks for your help!!!

Great news!Our general admission ticket purchase to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with a free narrated historic bay c...
09/09/2020

Great news!

Our general admission ticket purchase to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with a free narrated historic bay cruise promotion has been extended!

Arrive early to sign up and enjoy the Bay tour after you explore the top decks of these historic ships.

Space is limited. Hope to see you soon!

Happy Labor Day! Stay safe. Stay Healthy
09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day! Stay safe. Stay Healthy

Vote for the us in the San Diego Reader Poll The Maritime Museum of San Diego is nominated for: Best MuseumBest Tourist ...
09/04/2020

Vote for the us in the San Diego Reader Poll

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is nominated for:
Best Museum
Best Tourist Attraction
Best Tourist Attraction for Locals
Most Instagrammable Place

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo
09/03/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo

Free Boat Ride Promotion continues with paid General Admission.  Thursday, 9/3 - Monday 9/7
09/03/2020

Free Boat Ride Promotion continues with paid General Admission. Thursday, 9/3 - Monday 9/7

We are now OPEN! Maritime Museum of San Diego reopens today with a fantastic outdoor experience not to miss.Come join us...
08/22/2020

We are now OPEN! Maritime Museum of San Diego reopens today with a fantastic outdoor experience not to miss.

Come join us for a free historic bay cruise when you purchase general admission to tour the top decks of our historic fleet.

https://sdmaritime.org/latest-news/announcing-august-22-reopening/

#sdmaritime #MMSD #wonderfront #portofsandiego

We are reopening this Saturday, August 22nd!Want to get outdoors and on the water and enjoy @portofsandiego?Come join us...
08/20/2020

We are reopening this Saturday, August 22nd!

Want to get outdoors and on the water and enjoy @portofsandiego?

Come join us for a free historic bay cruise when you purchase general admission to tour the top decks of our historic fleet.

https://sdmaritime.org/latest-news/announcing-august-22-reopening/

#sdmaritime #MMSD #wonderfront #portofsandiego

PASSION. PRIDE. PRESERVATION CARRIES ON.Even though the Museum is closed due to COVID-19, our fleet needs to be maintain...
07/30/2020

PASSION. PRIDE. PRESERVATION CARRIES ON.

Even though the Museum is closed due to COVID-19, our fleet needs to be maintained so that our cherished vessels are preserved. Adhering to all safety and health protocols, volunteers have been returning to our San Diego downtown waterfront location to care for the vessels. David Fairbank, Mike Wolter, and Isaac Wills have been focusing their efforts on Medea’s brightwork. Seen here, long-time Volunteer David Fairbank with the Maritime Museum of San Diego before 1997.

The last active warship from World War I: the steam yacht Medea was designed originally for Scottish gentry. She was bought by the French Navy and served as a convoy escort and in anti-submarine patrols from June 1917 to the war’s end.

Medea remains a living echo of this dramatic past.

Flashback to this very special Member’s night in the winter of 2018, and the preview opening party for the new Wind & Wa...
07/24/2020

Flashback to this very special Member’s night in the winter of 2018, and the preview opening party for the new Wind & Water, Sailing in San Diego exhibit, featuring the brilliant photography of the late Bobby Greiser and Mark Albertazzi.

If you have a photo taken by Bobby or Mark, please post it here and share!

#flashbackfriday #sdmaritime #mmsd

07/15/2020
bestof.sandiegoreader.com

Help us get nominated in the San Diego Reader's Best-of Poll

The Maritime Museum is in the running for Best Museum (under the Music & Entertainment Group), Best Tourist Attraction and Best Tourist Attraction for Locals (both under the Attractions & City Living Group).

Go to these links and nominate us!

Best Museum
https://bestof.sandiegoreader.com/voter/sub-category-voting/Music-&-Entertainment/Best-Museum

Best Tourist Attraction
https://bestof.sandiegoreader.com/voter/sub-category-voting/Attractions-and-City-Living/Best-Tourist-Attraction

Best Tourist Attraction for Locals
https://bestof.sandiegoreader.com/voter/sub-category-voting/Attractions-and-City-Living/Best-Tourist-Attraction-for-Locals

07/07/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego begins a second temporary closure Tuesday, July 7, 2020 to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Thank you to all of our fans, supporteers and visitors who returned to the Maritime Museum when we reopened to public for six days beginning Wednesday, July 1, 2020 after closing temporarily due to the global pandemic for nearly four months starting Monday, March 16, 2020.

The Museum is complying with state and local governance and guidelines and anticipates reopening Saturday, August 1, 2020 at the approval of regional authorities.

Museum management will continue to monitor the COVID-19 case data dashboards adjusting operations and safety and health protocols as needed to fight coronavirus.

Sneak Peek!We are so honored to host part of the Big Bay Boom television production at the Maritime Museum of San Diego ...
07/03/2020

Sneak Peek!

We are so honored to host part of the Big Bay Boom television production at the Maritime Museum of San Diego featuring National Anthem singer Keena Mapanao, RN BSN, Medical Intensive Care Unit, Sharp Grossmont Hospital and National Anthem American sign language interpreter, high school teacher, Kayla Sweet.

Tune in for the Saturday, July 4 pre-recorded show8:30 p.m – 9:30 p.m. broadcast on KSWB Fox5 San Diego, KTLA 5 Los Angeles, KRON 4 San Francisco, and KTXL 40 Sacramento.

Lights. Camera. Action! We are excited about this year's BIg Bay Boom 4th of July television production and proud to sha...
07/02/2020
Big Bay Boom 2020 - Maritime Museum of San Diego

Lights. Camera. Action! We are excited about this year's BIg Bay Boom 4th of July television production and proud to share our special performance with you! Please tune in to watch this Saturday at 8:30 p.m.!

The first half-hour of the Big Bay Boom 4th of July Fox5 special will feature A SALUTE TO HEROES with Ms. Bade and Mr. Martinez paying tribute to the many individuals that make America exceptional and exploring how this event has become the biggest fireworks show west of the Mississippi River. The first 30 minutes will also include a a special performance of the national anthem from the deck of the iconic “Star of India,” at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

The second half-hour of the program will showcase an extended ENCORE of past Big Bay Boom 4th of July firework shows for the entire family to enjoy.

The program will be broadcast in San Diego PLUS Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento!

For more details click here
https://sdmaritime.org/latest-news/big-bay-boom-2020/

KSWB FOX 5 Big Bay Boom 2020 SAN DIEGO, CA – KSWB-TV (FOX 5), Nexstar Broadcasting’s San Diego television station, announced the telecast of the Big Bay Boom special, hosted by FOX 5 News anchors Kathleen Bade and Raoul Martinez. The one-hour pre-recorded program will air Saturday, July 4th at 8...

We are open! Looking for an outdoor experience on the water front? Want to learn about our deep pacific maritime heritag...
07/01/2020

We are open! Looking for an outdoor experience on the water front? Want to learn about our deep pacific maritime heritage aboard a fleet of historic ships and throughout a blend of below deck exhibits? Check out our new safety and health protocols, admission requirements, tour updates and more at sdmaritime.org. #museum #portofsandiego #adventure #history #education #outdoor

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

Address

1492 N Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA
92101

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(619) 234-9153

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Hmm, I feel it might be interesting if the San Diego Maritime Museum could add this Soviet Alpha class submarine to the group of vessels here! https://www.facebook.com/commerce/listing/1093010034448951/?ref=share_attachment
Star of India in dry dock, Alameda, California, 1910. https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=3411739672217673&set=gm.1402819223262191 ..
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.
shared Gavin Newsom
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 !