Maritime Museum of San Diego will spur your imagination for United States maritime history! You’ll definitely want to add the Maritime Museum Of San Diego to your must-visit list. Located on San Diego Bay, the Maritime Museum sustains one of the largest collections of notable sea vessels in the United States. You’ll see sailing ships, steam-powered boats, submarines and more. The centerpiece of the museum’s collection is the famous 1863 Star of India. Its storied history includes collisions, mutinies, cyclones, and more than a quarter century hauling immigrants from England and Ireland to New Zealand to begin new lives.
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The Museum’s latest addition to their fleet is the San Salvador. The ship is a full-sized, fully functional and historically accurate replica of Spanish explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s 1542 flagship. The new San Salvador will function much more than just a static museum display. Residing in San Diego, she will also sail along the coast of California, visiting cities and towns as a floating education platform for California’s school children.
Summertime Sailor Days
The Maritime Museum of San Diego, home to one of the worlds’ largest collections of historic vessels from sail to steam to submarine, announces Summertime Sailor Days for a limited time on weekdays only from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., July 8 – Labor Day weekend, Monday, September 2, 2019. Boatloads of fun await and best of all, the extra treats are included with general admission ticket purchase.
Summertime Sailor Days Maritime Museum visitors will experience firsthand traditional sailor activities including knot-tying, arts and crafts activities, with freedom to explore a host of amazing historic vessels including tall ships, submarines, and fascinating below-deck exhibits. Children can also participate in a special scavenger hunt throughout the Maritime Museum vessel collection to learn about history and choose a special prize from the Gift Shop treasure chest