Current and upcoming events at the Maritime Museum of San Diego

San Salvador Pre-Launch Fandango


San Salvador Pre-Launch Fandango, Click here for info.


Star of India celebrating 150 years - Click Here to view video.


Plan your visit: Click here to view the Maritime Museum of San Diego events calendar.


festival of sail logoFestival of Sail this labor day weekend.

Fun for the entire family.

Friday August 29 - Monday September 1, 2014

Festival of Sail is an annual event with something for everyone.

With expanded venue, beer gardens, larger kids activity zone, and just $7.00 (children $5.00 - 12 to 3 years) admission per person!

The event is always started with a bang as Cannon fire salutes the entrance of the tall ships from all over.....
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Limited Parade Sail tickets are available for Thursday August 28.
Adventure SailTall Ship Adventure Sail aboard Californian

Need to find some fun?

Most weekends plus lots of Fridays during the summer season, fun on San Diego bay! Check the calendar for sail dates Click Here

Embark on this special journey and spend the afternoon sailing towards the Pacific Ocean and back on the Official State Tall Ship .....Click to read more.

San Salvador modelSee San Salvador being built.

At Spanish Landing NTC

Open to the public

For info, and more Click here for hours, directions, demonstration schedule, and more.

Included with Maritime Museum of San Diego admission, or build-site only visits for $5.00!

Photographer Jerry Soto’s comprehensive photographic record of San Salvador Construction at Spanish Landing Park. Click Here to view.

Summer 2014, San Salvador launch event is in the works. Details to follow.

Swift BoatSwift Boat at the Maritime Museum.

75 minute Tours now available on weekends.

In 1971, the US Navy donated two Swift Boats to the newly formed Republic of Malta’s Maritime Squadron. After forty years of coastguard duty, Malta retired these boats from service. In 2011, Malta's Minister of Defense donated a Swift Boat to the Maritime Museum of San Diego with our
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Plein AirMaritime Impressions

Showing April 12, 2014 to Feb 1, 2015

Compass Gallery aboard Berkeley. Included with admission.

Take a tour of San Diego County’s thriving marine scene, and see it through the eyes of an artist! The artists of the Plein Air Painters Association of San Diego(PAPASAN) exhibit 35 impressionistic, contemporary paintings which....
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tattoo scrimshawTattoos and Scrimshaw: The Art of the Sailor

Showing March 21, 2014 to end of January 2015

Gould Eddy Gallery Aboard Berkeley. Included with admission.

The modern western tattoo evolved from the early days of global exploration, when ancient mariners sailed to the South Pacific communities and were introduced to the idea of body art.....
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maritime museum gift certificateMaritime Museum of San Diego Gift Certificates now available.

Can't decide what to get someone?
How about a Maritime Museum of San Diego Gift Certificate? Available in popular amounts, that is sure to bring a smile to anyone's face.

Gift certificates can be used in our store, for a adventure sail on our tall ship Californian, historic bay cruise on our pilot boat, admissions or to purchase a membership!

BUY NOW Click here to purchase gift certificates online now!

Plan your visit: Click here to view the Maritime Museum of San Diego events calendar.