Maritime Museum of San Diego

Address: 1492 N Harbor Dr,San Diego, CA 92101

If you’re interested in visiting, don’t plan on a few hours… plan a day!  Or 6 hours at least.  This place is amazing.  I’ve been to maritime museums before but this one tops them all; definitely one of the largest in the US.  My kids L O V E D this place.  Each ship felt like a separate adventure.  We especially enjoyed the boat tour out on the bay.

Be aware that we had to walk back to the pier for restrooms.  The day we were there they had moderate attendance.  We eventually left because we wanted dinner at a restaurant.

In our video they are firing blank canon rounds. That’s not something they do regularly.

Here’s our video:

The USS Midway isn’t technically part of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. It requires a separate ticket for entry. Check out our video tour of the Midway.  We also have a video of the boardwalk.

More information about the Maritime Museum can be found here.


Visit some of our other San Diego Adventures:

USS Midway – Aircraft Carrier Museum

Balboa Park – Home of 16+  museums and zoos

Natural History Museum

Ruben H Fleet Science Center Museum

San Diego Old Town – Historic Area

Mormon Battalion – Historic Site

Coronado Beach – Beach

Cabrillo Point – Historic Site & Lookout

Seaport Village – Outdoor Shopping Area