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!

Operating as usual

Great news! We have extended this special treat so let's get out and enjoy that beautiful San Diego sunshine and Bay! $5...
04/30/2021

Great news! We have extended this special treat so let's get out and enjoy that beautiful San Diego sunshine and Bay!

$5 Historic Bay Cruise when you purchase general admission.

#Wonderfront Port of San Diego #boating #history

Great news! We have extended this special treat so let's get out and enjoy that beautiful San Diego sunshine and Bay!

$5 Historic Bay Cruise when you purchase general admission.

#Wonderfront Port of San Diego #boating #history

Volunteer Appreciation Time! Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray for our amazing Docents, volunteer deck hand...
04/14/2021

Volunteer Appreciation Time! Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray for our amazing Docents, volunteer deck hands, sail crew, maintenance crew and special events community ambassadors for all that you do!
Port of San Diego #Wonderfront #maritime #boating #volunteer #SanDiego

Starting tomorrow we are open daily 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. We've extended our weekend only hours. Plus, for those looking fo...
04/01/2021

Starting tomorrow we are open daily 10:00 to 5:00 p.m. We've extended our weekend only hours. Plus, for those looking for a tour ashore and on the Bay, for only $5 more you can join one of our five daily 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruises.

We hope to see you soon!

Port of San Diego #Wonderfront #maritime #thingstodo #history
#boating

Sunday. Funday.
03/28/2021

Sunday. Funday.

Join us tomorrow (Sunday), 12:30 @sdmaritime for a quick Haydn Voyages pop-up show, free with museum admission! We’ll be on the outside upper deck of the Berkeley, see you there....👀

#livemusic #chambermusic #outdoors #stringquartet #sandiego #steamferry #maritimemuseum #haydn

03/17/2021

Let's escape to the sea for this one of a kind Pub like experience this St. Patrick's Day.
Flashback from our 2018 Maritime Museum of San Diego Star of India Annual Sail.

Looking for something to do this Spring with family or friends? Come and join us for a tour ashore and on the Bay. Your ...
03/16/2021

Looking for something to do this Spring with family or friends? Come and join us for a tour ashore and on the Bay. Your 45-minute boat ride is only an additional $5.00 with general admission. Space is limited. Book online advance, or walk up to the ticket booth for reservations.

Remember, for now, we are open weekends 10:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Jump back in time while you walk the top decks of Star of India, HMS Surprise, San Salvador and more!

Five Bay boat tours offered Saturdays and Sundays with 15 minute check-in required.

Outdoors. Safe. Fun. Educational. Entertaining and Affordable!

Port of San Diego #Wonderfront #maritime #HISTORY #thingstodo

03/11/2021
Gorgeous weekend for a 45-minute historic bay cruise!Free with general admission for a limited time aboard our restored ...
03/06/2021

Gorgeous weekend for a 45-minute
historic bay cruise!

Free with general admission for a limited time aboard our restored PCF 816 Swift boat.

Port of San Diego #Wonderfront #history

Gorgeous weekend for a 45-minute
historic bay cruise!

Free with general admission for a limited time aboard our restored PCF 816 Swift boat.

Port of San Diego #Wonderfront #history

Time for a little TLC for the 1914 Pilot.  Just a little Spring cleaning.#Wonderfront Port of San Diego
03/02/2021

Time for a little TLC for the 1914 Pilot. Just a little Spring cleaning.

#Wonderfront Port of San Diego

Time for a little TLC for the 1914 Pilot. Just a little Spring cleaning.

#Wonderfront Port of San Diego

Let’s go!
02/21/2021
San Diego Museum Month | February 1-28, 2021 - San Diego Museum Council

Let’s go!

28 Days of Museum Moments Our annual San Diego Museum Month program may look a little different this year, but February remains the perfect month to discover (or re-discover) the story of San Diego as told through our diverse range of museums, historic sites, gardens, zoo/aquariums and more. Join us...

Yes folks! We are open weekends 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Get out and enjoy some fresh air and learn a thing or two about ...
02/18/2021

Yes folks! We are open weekends 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Get out and enjoy some fresh air and learn a thing or two about our seafaring history.

A big thank you to all of our fans, members and community supporters that returned to the Museum last weekend for our Valentine weekend reopening!

Remember, for a limited time, we are extending the free optional History Bay Tour with general admission, while space is available.

Yes folks! We are open weekends 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Get out and enjoy some fresh air and learn a thing or two about our seafaring history.

A big thank you to all of our fans, members and community supporters that returned to the Museum last weekend for our Valentine weekend reopening!

Remember, for a limited time, we are extending the free optional History Bay Tour with general admission, while space is available.

Thanks for your support Allie and K**I!! Port of San Diego #Waterfront
02/12/2021

Thanks for your support Allie and K**I!!
Port of San Diego #Waterfront

Make it a great Friday everyone!! The @sdmaritime will be back open again starting tomorrow! @kusinews

#starofindia #mornings #sandiego

We reopen this Saturday, February 13!Time to be a tourist in your own town San Diegans!We'll be open weekends only10:00 ...
02/10/2021

We reopen this Saturday, February 13!

Time to be a tourist in your own town San Diegans!

We'll be open weekends only10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to start.
We would love to see you for our outdoor adventure experience!
Your general admission ticket includes a safe and educational top deck tour plus a free optional 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruise.

We'll take you out on the water in a large loop first heading toward North Island and the Aircraft Carriers, then stop at buoy 22. Often there’s a sea lion or two, and then the tour continues down along Coronado. We'll head just under Coronado Bridge and make a port (left) turn around one of the bridge pillars. You will then head back towards the Maritime Museum, passing Seaport Village, B Street Pier, the Midway, and Portside Pier along the downtown side of the waterfront.

Grab your ticket and make your boat tour reservation Make at the Museum Ticket Booth located on the north embarcadero between Grape and Ash or reserve in advance online at sdmaritime.org while space is available.

@portofsandiego #Wonderfront

02/05/2021

Osprey seems excited that we will be re-opening Feb 13. Sure he’s digging the warm day too.

Join museums across CA in supporting CA’s COVID-19 health guidelines:😷 Wear your mask📏 Keep your distance (6 ft+)🏠 Stay ...
02/02/2021

Join museums across CA in supporting CA’s COVID-19 health guidelines:
😷 Wear your mask
📏 Keep your distance (6 ft+)
🏠 Stay home if you’re sick
🖐️ Wash your hands frequently
🔊 Share to show your support and tag #MuseumsForMasks!
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Thank you for your support Joe! We are working hard to prepare the Museum for our reopening Saturday, February 13, 10:00...
01/30/2021
Coastal Cities Batten Down the Hatches as Next Storm Arrives

Thank you for your support Joe! We are working hard to prepare the Museum for our reopening Saturday, February 13, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for weekends only.

Thursday’s blue skies and pleasant temperature might have led you to believe the rest of the week would follow suit, especially if you never listened to NBC 7’s Dagmar Midcap or Sheena Parveen.

What's your favorite sea chantey?
01/15/2021

What's your favorite sea chantey?

12/30/2020
Santa’s in town!
12/24/2020

Santa’s in town!

Star of India, looking Startacular!
12/18/2020

Star of India, looking Startacular!

Humanity has always moved through our world with curiosity and fascination. We always want to know what’s over the horiz...
12/16/2020
History of Oceanic Exploration

Humanity has always moved through our world with curiosity and fascination. We always want to know what’s over the horizon and why the world works the way it does. We believe that science is a process, a collection of methods that humans have developed to better understand the natural world and navigate our way through it. That is never more evident than in the story of how we explored the seas.

So, why not sit down and enjoy this virtual voyage of exploration.
https://youtu.be/a-UZ9pVE7PU

Humanity has always moved through our world with curiosity and fascination. We always want to know what’s over the horizon and why the world works the way it...

Join in the adventure! The Maritime Museum of San Diego is home to the maritime story of the West Coast and beyond with ...
12/11/2020

Join in the adventure! The Maritime Museum of San Diego is home to the maritime story of the West Coast and beyond with one of the most extensive collections of historic ships in the world. Donations & membership help to tell the maritime story and to preserve these ships.

Why not consider the Gift of Membership or Gift Cards to the Maritime Museum of San Diego this holiday season? The perfect treat for the adventure-lover, history and seafaring, sailing friends and family members.

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

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo
12/07/2020

Maritime Museum of San Diego's cover photo

This Giving Tuesday we are so grateful for our members, visitors and community of supporters. We may be limited to get a...
12/01/2020

This Giving Tuesday we are so grateful for our members, visitors and community of supporters. We may be limited to get away these days, so until then, we give you a chance to travel virtually to the waterfront with our new 24/7 live streaming EarthCam. Near or far, a front row view to history, adventure, culture, education, entertainment and our environment.

We still have challenges to surmount, and these may well exceed anything we have encountered thus far. Stay healthy and let’s pull through this together.

To donate please visit

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

11/19/2020

We Are Open!

The outdoor-only visitor experience with free historic bay cruise special offer continues. Grab your cozy sweater and jackets for a dose of healthy fresh air and experience a joyful educational and cultural escape amid the current conditions.

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!!!

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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 !