Maritime Museum of San Diego
Founded in 1948, Maritime Museum of San Diego features interactive exhibits such as San Diego’s Navy and Harvesting the Ocean, an exhibit focusing on the city’s commercial fishing industry. The museum also features several historic ships, including Star of India, the world’s oldest active ship, and USS Dolphin.
Maritime Museum of San Diego is located near North Embarcadero in downtown San Diego and is open 365 days a year. Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., except for in the summer, when the museum closes at 9 p.m. Metered parking is available on the lot directly in front of the museum for up to two hours at a time. Visitors planning to stay longer can park in one of several paid day parking lots that are within walking distance of the museum. The city’s blue line is also within walking distance.
There are several restaurants and cafes within blocks of Maritime Museum of San Diego. Anthony’s Fish Grotto features seafood while Ruth’s Chris Steak House offers burgers and steak. Maritime Cafe is also nearby for a quick sandwich or soup.
The museum is also near to several of San Diego’s hotels. The chain hotels Holiday Inn and Best Western are nearby as well as La Pensione, a finer hotel in Little Italy.\
Maritime Museum of San Diego hosts several public events each year, including Pirate Day and Family Day.