The San Diego Maritime Museum
1492 North Harbor DriveThe San Diego Maritime Museum is home to the sailing ships, steam yachts and schooners of yesteryear that will entertain and educate all visitors. The San Diego Maritime Museum houses historic ships, models, artifacts and exhibits about the history of the sea and the fishing and commercial ships of San
A Century of Silent ServicePresently on exhibit at the San Diego Maritime Museum is "Submarines: A Century of Silent Service" which details the trials and tribulations of the U.S. Navy's submarine service. The Submarine Centennial exhibit includes information about the first U.S. Navy sub built in 1900 by John Holland and how submarines influenced the First World War. The exhibit details sub development to World War II where the Silent Service nearly strangled Japan before the end of the war. After the war came the advent of nuclear subs and submarine-based nuclear missiles. Much of the information about American submarines has been kept quiet, especially during the Cold
Historic ShipsThe San Diego Maritime Museum owns some of the rarest vessels that are fully capable of going back to sea.
The Star of IndiaPerhaps the pride of the Maritime Museum is the "Star of India" the oldest fully active square- rigged sailing ship. The Star of India was built in the United Kingdom
The MedeaThe Medea is a steam-powered yacht built near the beginning of the 20th century. Originally used for hunting parties, Medea served
The BerkeleyThe Maritime Museum's main exhibits and ship's store are located on a 100-year old steam ferry called the Berkeley. The Berkeley was built in 1898 to ferry passengers across San Francisco Bay. Berkeley saw service during the terrible 1906 San Francisco Earthquake where she rescued hundreds of people trapped by raging fires. Berkeley is a large ferry that could easily carry nearly 1,700 passengers on trips across the Bay.
Hours of Operation and LocationThe San Diego Maritime Museum is located at 1306 North Harbor Drive, along San Diego Bay near the Convention Center. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. every day. Admission to the Maritime Museum is $6. Visit the Maritime Museum web site at www.sdmaritime.com.
For more information about the San Diego Maritime Museum, call 619-234-9153.
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