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Premise of the Maritime Museum of San Diego

The history of human achievement is defined in large measure by our historical relationship with the sea. Not only has the sea determined the progress and shape of civilization, our understanding of that relationship and our responsibilities for stewardship of the oceans will determine our future. This relationship cannot be understood or defined in purely scientific terms; culture exerts a dominating influence. The role of any maritime museum is translation between human experience of the oceans and our understanding of their nature.


Explore the Maritime Museum of San Diego online from the links to your left.


For upcoming Events at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, click on "Plan your Visit".


To rent one of our ships for your next event, click on "Plan your Event".


For Educational programs at the Maritime Museum, click on "Education".


Admission, Special Event, and Sailing Adventure tickets, and gifts, click on "Shop".


Volunteer, donate, or to become a member, click on "Support the Museum".


General museum information, click on "About".