The Maritime Museum of San Diego is located on Harbor Drive near the corner of Ash Street just a few blocks West of interstate 5. From interstate 5 North or South take the “Airport” exit. Look for signs on the freeway and after exiting on to surface streets that read “Embarcadero-Maritime Museum.” They will direct you to the museum.
Maritime Museum of San Diego – Street Address:
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Hours of Operation:
Open most every day of the year (some ships can be closed for special events)
9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Summer hours starting at Memorial Day open until 9:00 p.m. till Festival of Sail.
During Festival of Sail (Labor Day weekend) Saturday – Sunday 9:00a.m. – 7:00p.m., Monday 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
San Salvador Build-site Village at Spanish Landing Ntc – Street Address:
As of April 2015, the Build-site is closed to the public. Launching preparations are in motion.
Parking, Public Transportation, Shuttle
Parking in most metropolitan areas can be difficult, and the San Diego Embarcadero area is no exception. We have a number of public transportation options available. If you are visiting from out of town and are staying close by, we suggest calling a cab, Uber, using a bus or PediCab.
Here are some links you may find helpful:
Parking lot location websites:
- NEW: Find and reserve a parking space with Parking Panda!
- Port of San Diego – Downtown San Diego Waterfront Area Parking
- San Diego Park.org – Southwest Little Italy/Northwest Columbia
- Park Me
- Best Parking
Metered Port Parking Spaces:
The lot directly in front of the Maritime Museum has Port of San Diego metered spaces. They are enforced 10:00am – 8:00pm Monday – Sunday. Good for up to 3 hours. Port does routinely check if a car has been parked for longer than 3 hours and will ticket. 3 hour time limit applies to Sundays on Port parking. These spaces are not available during some special events and during Festival of Sail.
There are also several day lots (pay to park) within a few blocks of the museum including:
County garage across the street holds about 257 cars, pricing varies $10~$20 per car.
The Midway lot is open to the public.
Take the trolley. Trolley stations have lots at El Cajon, Amaya, Grossmont, Qualcom, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley and Old Town.
- Click here for San Diego public transportation.
- Click here for MTS bus schedules.
- Click here for MTS trolley schedules.
If you take the Trolley, the stops are: Green line, Little Italy. Orange line, Santa Fe Depot. Blue line, American Plaza. All are just a few short blocks from the museum.
- Click here for Coaster schedules.
Big Bay Shuttle
The Big Bay Shuttle 2015 summer schedule is not available at this time. Click here for information.