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Maritime Museum of San Diego

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Business hours

Sunday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, the Star of India.

The Museum displays permanent and temporary exhibits on maritime history, commerce and exploration and stages popular public events such as “Movies Before the Mast” and family sleepovers on the Star of India. Thousands of school children from throughout Southern California visit the museum each year for a variety of dockside and at-sea educational programs.

The museum’s schooner Californian takes passengers sailing on San Diego Bay and weekend adventure sails to Catalina. The museum’s ships play host to more than 200 private events each year including weddings, private parties, meeting and seminars, corporate events and charters.

Founded in 1948, the museum grew out of the earlier efforts of a group of local historians and maritime enthusiasts who acquired the sailing ship Star of India in 1927. Now fully restored, the Star of India is maintained by a dedicated group of volunteers and skilled craftsmen and sailed at least once a year.

The museum’s collection also includes the 1898 steam ferry Berkeley, the 1904 steam yacht Medea, the 1914 Pilot, the state’s official tall ship Californian -a replica of a mid 19th century revenue cutter, and the H.M.S Surprise, a magnificent replica of an 18th century Royal Navy frigate featured in the award winning film “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.”

Hours of Operation
Open every day of the year
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(open until 9:00 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day)

Upcoming events at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Night Of The Living Buccaneer

Date Saturday, October 22, 8 p.m. to midnight
Cost $35 buy tickets
Age limit All ages
Event Time Category

Haunted Tales Aboard The Star Of India

Monday, Oct. 24
6 p.m. Exhibits

Haunted Tales Aboard The Star Of India

Monday, Oct. 31
6 p.m. Exhibits
Event Time Category

Haydn Voyages: Music At The Maritime

Sunday, Nov. 20
4 p.m. Arts

Ongoing events at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Event Time Category

Cannon Battles

Every Sunday
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Cannon Battles

Every Saturday
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Family

Can You Find The Fake? 'Illuminating The Sea' Exhibition

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Can You Find The Fake? 'Illuminating The Sea' Exhibition

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Can You Find The Fake? 'Illuminating The Sea' Exhibition

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Can You Find The Fake? 'Illuminating The Sea' Exhibition

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Can You Find The Fake? 'Illuminating The Sea' Exhibition

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Can You Find The Fake? 'Illuminating The Sea' Exhibition

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Can You Find The Fake? 'Illuminating The Sea' Exhibition

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Fragile Waters' Exhibition

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Fragile Waters' Exhibition

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Fragile Waters' Exhibition

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Fragile Waters' Exhibition

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Fragile Waters' Exhibition

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Fragile Waters' Exhibition

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

'Fragile Waters' Exhibition

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Haunting Tales From Our Seafaring Past

Every Friday
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Family

Haunting Tales From Our Seafaring Past

Every Saturday
6 p.m. - 10 p.m. Family

Locals Receive Free Admission To Maritime Museum

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Locals Receive Free Admission To Maritime Museum

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Locals Receive Free Admission To Maritime Museum

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Locals Receive Free Admission To Maritime Museum

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Locals Receive Free Admission To Maritime Museum

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Locals Receive Free Admission To Maritime Museum

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Locals Receive Free Admission To Maritime Museum

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Impressions

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Impressions

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Impressions

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Impressions

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Impressions

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Impressions

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Impressions

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Cook, Mellvile, Gauguin: Three Voyages To Paradise'

Every Sunday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Cook, Mellvile, Gauguin: Three Voyages To Paradise'

Every Monday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Cook, Mellvile, Gauguin: Three Voyages To Paradise'

Every Tuesday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Cook, Mellvile, Gauguin: Three Voyages To Paradise'

Every Wednesday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Cook, Mellvile, Gauguin: Three Voyages To Paradise'

Every Thursday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Cook, Mellvile, Gauguin: Three Voyages To Paradise'

Every Friday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Cook, Mellvile, Gauguin: Three Voyages To Paradise'

Every Saturday
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Gleason: California’s Marine Art Master'

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Gleason: California’s Marine Art Master'

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Gleason: California’s Marine Art Master'

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Gleason: California’s Marine Art Master'

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Gleason: California’s Marine Art Master'

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Gleason: California’s Marine Art Master'

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Of San Diego Presents 'Gleason: California’s Marine Art Master'

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Presents 'Masterpieces in Miniature'

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Presents 'Masterpieces in Miniature'

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Presents 'Masterpieces in Miniature'

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Presents 'Masterpieces in Miniature'

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Presents 'Masterpieces in Miniature'

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Presents 'Masterpieces in Miniature'

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Presents 'Masterpieces in Miniature'

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Maritime Museum Presents 'Tattoos & Scrimshaw: The Art Of The Sailor'

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Arts

Tall Ship Adventure

Every Sunday
noon - 3 p.m. Family

The Maritime Museum Presents 'Enlightened Voyages: Epic Journeys That Changed The Pacific'

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

The Maritime Museum Presents 'Enlightened Voyages: Epic Journeys That Changed The Pacific'

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

The Maritime Museum Presents 'Enlightened Voyages: Epic Journeys That Changed The Pacific'

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

The Maritime Museum Presents 'Enlightened Voyages: Epic Journeys That Changed The Pacific'

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

The Maritime Museum Presents 'Enlightened Voyages: Epic Journeys That Changed The Pacific'

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

The Maritime Museum Presents 'Enlightened Voyages: Epic Journeys That Changed The Pacific'

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

The Maritime Museum Presents 'Enlightened Voyages: Epic Journeys That Changed The Pacific'

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Exhibits

'To The Brink Of War' (Permanent Exhibition)

Every Sunday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits

'To The Brink Of War' (Permanent Exhibition)

Every Monday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits

'To The Brink Of War' (Permanent Exhibition)

Every Tuesday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits

'To The Brink Of War' (Permanent Exhibition)

Every Wednesday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits

'To The Brink Of War' (Permanent Exhibition)

Every Thursday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits

'To The Brink Of War' (Permanent Exhibition)

Every Friday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits

'To The Brink Of War' (Permanent Exhibition)

Every Saturday
9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Exhibits

Past events