Join Us For a Spectacular 4th of July

4th of July at the Maritime Museum of San Doego

July 4th Fun At The Maritime Museum Of San Diego Announced

Daytime Self-Guided Museum Tours. Narrated Historic and Naval History Bay Boat Tours.

Waterfront Nighttime Fireworks Viewing. Summertime Picnic Optional.

SAN DIEGO, CA – Maritime Museum of San Diego, serving as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world, invites San Diegans and regional visitors to celebrate Fourth of July 2022 at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. The Museum’s premiere waterfront location makes this experience the ideal spot to share the annual holiday.

The Maritime Museum will be open for general admission self-guided tours Monday, July 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last guest admission is 4:00 p.m. General admission tickets are $20.00 for adults, $15.00 for senior/military/students 13-17 and $10.00 for 12 and under. General admission includes a walking tour of all open tall ship, steam and submarine vessels plus fascinating below deck galleries and exhibits.

For those seeking an educational on-the-water sightseeing experience, the Maritime Museum offers two types of tours, each hosted aboard restored vessels recognized on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and California Register of Historic Resources by the Department of Parks and Recreation Office of Historic Preservation.

Five daytime 45-minute narrated Historic Bay Cruises aboard the restored 1914 Pilot boat will be offered at $10.00 per person with purchase of general admission. Boarding times 11:00 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Two daytime 75-minute Swift boat Veteran narrated Naval History Bay Tours aboard the legendary PCF 816 Swift boat will be offered at $15.00 per person with purchase of general admission. Boarding times 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.


Book Now! 4th General Admission Tickets plus optional Historic Bay Cruises.

Book now, 4th of July! Swift Boat Naval History Tour


Spectacular Fireworks Viewing

Tickets for the July 4 fireworks viewing are $20.00 per person for entry starting at 7:00 p.m. to remain on the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s McKinney Deck of the historic national and state landmark 1898 steam ferry Berkeley for spectacular views of fireworks over San Diego Bay.

The Maritime Museum waterfront barge to the rear of the Berkeley will also be available as a fireworks viewing option.

A no-host bar for beverages & optional summertime picnic faire including ala carte hot dogs, chips and apple pie, will be available for additional purchase, while supplies last.


Book Now! 4th Fireworks Viewing Tickets

  • Gate opens at 7:00 p.m.
  • Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m.
  • Close after the fireworks show, approx 9:30 p.m.
  • Can July 4 firework viewing guests bring in their own picnic? No. Please enjoy the optional picnic items available for purchase. (hotdogs, chips, apple pie.)
  • Can July 4 firework viewing guests bring in their own blanket or folding chairs? Yes.
  • No alcohol may be brought into the Museum.
  • McKinney Deck of the Berkeley & waterfront barge open for fireworks viewing only.

Capacity is limited :: No host bar available for 21+


Maritime Museum of San Diego is located at 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309 (between Grape and Ash St.) and encompasses a collection of several historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Parking limited and metered for a maximum of 3 hours. Alternative parking options or rideshare services recommended.

About the Maritime Museum of San Diego
The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarine, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world’s oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation’s top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.