Temporary Closure Resumes

Following State Guidelines, as of Saturday Dec 5, 2020, we are closed, due to the ongoing pandemic.


We will update this notice, as more information becomes available.

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Maritime Museum Of San Diego Temporary Closure Resumes

Effective Saturday, December 5

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, will temporarily close for the third time effective Saturday, December 5, 2020 due to California State Governor Stay at Home Order. New restrictions were developed to help fight the spread of COVID-19 and triggered when regional medical care ICU capacities fall below 15%. The temporary closure period will be at minimum three weeks.

The Museum staff has continued to closely monitor the guidelines from the state, local and health authorities to abide by public health safety and CDC recommendations to ensure visitors enjoy a clean and safe experience.

According to Raymond Ashley, Ph.D., K.C.I., President/CEO of the Maritime Museum of San Diego, “We modified the visitor experience when we reopened August 22nd to feature only outdoor elements offered by the Museum, combining top deck ship tours with a narrated Historic Bay Cruise. However, with this trigger, we must support the health of our community, and healthcare workers. We will reopen when it is safe to do so and in compliance with guidelines.”

Located at Star of India Wharf, the Maritime Museum of San Diego is a collection of historic vessels moored together dockside along the north embarcadero between Grape and Ash Streets located at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.

To make a donation or learn more about the restoration projects underway, peruse our website.

Visitors and fans of the Maritime Museum of San Diego unable to travel to and visit the Museum can enjoy the view and holiday lights on the Star of India, the world’s oldest sailing ship and icon of San Diego, on the Museum’s 24/7 live streaming EarthCam

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 submarines, 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.