Maritime Museum

Maritime Museum information

Location
San Diego , USA
Address
1492 N Harbor Dr
Telephone
+1 619 234 9153
More information
www.sdmaritime.org
Prices
adult/child $16/8
Opening hours
9am-9pm late May-early Sep, to 8pm early Sep-late May
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This museum is easy to find: look for the 100ft-high masts of the iron-hulled square-rigger Star of India. Built on the Isle of Man and launched in 1863, the tall ship plied the England–India trade route, carried immigrants to New Zealand, became a trading ship based in Hawaii and, finally, ferried cargo in Alaska. It’s a handsome vessel, but don’t expect anything romantic or glamorous on board.

The seven vessels moored here include submarines; the Californian, California’s official tall ship; and the America of America’s Cup fame. The latter two go out on excursions from a few hours to overnight, from $20 per person for the shorter cruises. The 1914 Pilot, which took harbor pilots to their merchant ships, has narrated rides that last 45 minutes and cost $5.