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Discover the Maritime Museum of San Diego

May 15, 2018
Category: San Diego Attractions

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is world famous for restoring, maintaining, and preserving historical sea vessels. This museum provides a historical background to each of the ships it features, including the world’s oldest active sea vessel: the Star of India. Of all San Diego museums, the Maritime Museum of San Diego provides a variety of accommodations for all of its guests, making it the perfect place to visit while exploring the city of San Diego.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego

Founded in 1948, the Maritime Museum preserves the histories of ships older than itself. The oldest active ship in the museum, the Star of India, was constructed in 1863, making it more than a century older than the Maritime Museum. Other ships featured within the museum include: San Salvador, USS Dolphin, the HMS Surprise, and many more. Each of these ships features its own unique story, which can be revealed during your visit to the Maritime Museum.

There are plenty of highlights and things to do while touring the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Many who visit enjoy taking tours to learn more about the history of the vessels within the museum. Events are also frequently hosted within the museum, often in celebration of an upcoming holiday. More information on these events can be found here. There are abundant exhibits within the museum for you to peruse. No matter what you’re searching for, there’s something for everyone at the Maritime Museum of San Diego.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers many educational opportunities and programs for those visiting. The unique factor to these programs is how they can cater to a specific interest in mind; there are programs designed for students, adults, or pertaining to specific topics. Whether it be a scientific or a musically oriented experience, the programs at the Maritime Museum are bound to make your experience here one to remember. More information on these programs can be found here.

Located near Waterfront Park, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the Summertime. Entry into the museum is $18 for adults, $13 for students, senior citizens, and active military members, and $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Children under the age of two are admitted for free.

Stay at Hotel Iris

Enjoy your stay at the Hotel Iris while discovering the Maritime Museum of San Diego which is conveniently located nearby. Hotel Iris offers the lowest rates available when you book directly at: www.hotelirissandiego.com.