General Museum Information


Location, Hours, Contact Us.

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 – Address & Phone:
At Star of India Wharf
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101-3309
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Hours of Operation:

  • Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (entry gate closes at 4pm)
  • Some ships at times close for special events/maintenance
Parking, Public Transportation information, Waterfront 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, Lyft, using a bus or PediCab.

Public Transportation:

Parking lot location websites:

Reserved Parking:

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Self Parking at museum:

Port Metered Parking: (3 hour maximum), 10am – 8pm – 7 days per week. Certain holidays are free (see meter screen), but time limits are enforced every day, including holidays. Meters take credit cards, ATM and coins. If you plan to visit longer than 3 hours, other parking option would be best.

ADA Visitors Information
Charter Bus Services:

GOGO Charters San Diego
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National Charter Bus San Diego
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Resources to find local hotels
  • CLICK HERE Maritime Museum General Admission & Sheraton Harbor Island Hotel & Marina package.
  • CLICK HERE For Discount Reservations with Ares Travel.
  • CLICK HERE Accommodations in Little Italy, San Diego.