Maritime Museum of San Diego


The Maritime Museum of San Diego shares the historic events of the city's seafaring history. The museum restores, maintains, and operates a variety of historic vessels, keeping the spirit of the high seas alive. The collection is considered one of the world's finest and includes the oldest active ship in the world, the Star of India. The museum is located in downtown San Diego by the waterfront and is open on the daily basis for public tours. There are a number of education programs held at the museum targeting kindergarten through 12th grade students. Field trips are welcome and often include school groups, scouting groups, and community groups. Adults plan group visits to the museum as well, and programs can be tailored to suit any age group. One of the favorite aspects of many visitors to the museum is the fact that the boats can be taken out on the water for day-long or multi-day sailing adventures. This is the most hands-on and exciting method for learning about life on the high seas and the museum is pleased it can offer the opportunity to visitors. There is an onsite gift shop that allows you to bring home a piece of maritime history following your tour or excursion. With its collection of ships, boats, art, artifacts, and other maritime memorabilia, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is one of the treasures of the coastal city.

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