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Maritime Museum of San Diego

Maritime Museum of San Diego, serving as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world, will reopen indoor exhibits, below ship deck galleries and the USS Dolphin submarine Tuesday, June 15, 2021.

The Museum is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Entrance to all exhibits are included in general admission, with Maritime Museum Bay Boat tours only an additional $10.00 or $15.00 per person. The Maritime Museum Gift Store located on the lower deck of the steam ferry Berkeley will also reopen 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. featuring gift ideas and maritime treasures for all ages.

Exhibits reopened include fascinating galleries and maritime artifact and photographic displays found throughout the fleet including aboard the iconic and world’s oldest sailing ship the 1863 Star of India, 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley, Navy Frigate replica H.M.S. Surprise, Spanish galleon replica San Salvador, Official Tall ship of the state,, 1904 Steam yacht Medea, and USS Dolphin submarine.

Daily 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruises aboard the 1914 San Diego Harbor Pilot boat are only $10.00 per person and weekend only 75-minute Naval History Bay Tours aboard the Vietnam-era US Naval PCF 816 Swift Boat are only $15.00 with purchase of general admission.

Check-in for bay tours is fifteen minutes prior at 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Space is limited due to lower capacity requirements in accordance with state guidelines. Bay Boat tour reservations can be made by customers upon arriving at the Museum when purchasing general admission passes from the Ticket Booth or online in advance at, while supplies. Guests may check-in for boat tours 15-minutes prior to and enjoy their scheduled Bay tour, before or after they explore the Maritime Museum.

Get Tickets:
General admission tickets to the Maritime Museum of San Diego are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for seniors 62+, military and ages 13-17. Children 12 and under are $10.00 and can be purchased at the Museum Ticket booth daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. located on the north embarcadero at 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309. Credit/Debit cards may be used to purchase tickets at the Museum Ticket Booth machines located on the embarcadero. Cash will not be accepted at this time. Offer may not be combined with any other offer.

Located at Star of India Wharf, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is a collection of historic vessels moored together dockside along the north embarcadero between Grape and Ash Streets located at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.

For more information, to make a donation or learn more about the restoration projects underway, visit

Maritime Museum

Upcoming event at Maritime Museum of San Diego

Haydn Voyages: Time & Place

  • Today, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • A world premiere by Joshua Roman is the centerpiece of this program. Originally scheduled for 2020, Roman’s piece (commissioned for the Hausmann Quartet and the Haydn Voyages series) is a meditation on the unique setting and era we find ourselves in today. This concert includes a novel collection of movements from some of Haydn’s contemporaries (St. Georges, Vanhal, Dittersdorf and Mozart) assembled to create a kind of “Composite Classical” Quartet, ... Read more

All upcoming events at Maritime Museum of San Diego

PCF 816 Swift Boat Naval History Bay TourStarts May 29, 2021

Haydn Voyages: Time & PlaceToday

San Salvador Adventure SailSeptember 25, 2021

Haydn Voyages: Groove MusicNovember 21, 2021

Past events

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