4th of july celebrations at the MMSD


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Special Events at the Maritime Museum to Celebrate Independance Day.


Join us at the Maritime Museum of San Diego for a spectacular 4th of July!

Our Independence Day celebration includes some of the best fireworks viewing on San Diego Bay, and the chance to explore one of the most amazing collections of historic ships & exhibits anywhere!

 Witness the extraordinary awesomeness of our Napoleonic Cannons being fired as the Maritime Museum of San Diego rings in the start of the fireworks show.

A General Admission ticket to the Maritime Museum lets you explore all of our world class ships, except Berkeley's upper deck and the Californian. Watch the fireworks from the Star of India, or the HMS Surprise, or the West viewing platform! It's your choice.

Paradise Patio open on the Floating Pier, mixed drinks, cold beer, and soda available.

Witness the extraordinary power of our genuine Napoleon Cannons being fired. Firing will occur numerous times during the day and to start the fireworks show.

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Independence Day Picnic Dinner aboard the Berkeley

Featuring great food, music, and one of the best venues to watch the show.

Picnic dinner includes, Grilled chicken quarters, 1/4 lb burgers, coleslaw, potato salad, ice cold watermelon & double fudge brownies for dessert!

• First Picnic Dinner seating will be from 5:00pm to 6:30pm
• Second Picnic Dinner seating will be from 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Tickets are:
$35.00 for adults
$18.00 for children 12 to 6
5 and under free (with paid adult)

BUY NOW Maritime Museum 4th Picnic Dinner ticket purchase.
Guest passes, and Explorer passes are not valid during 4th of July. Price includes Museum Admission.

Enjoy some of the best views of fireworks on San Diego Bay

fireworks on the bay aboard pilot4th Front Row Seats Fireworks aboard PILOT.

Enjoy Fireworks from on the Bay!

A unique, fun 4th of July adventure awaits: bring a jacket, comfortable clothes, your camera, a friend or two and celebrate the 4th with us. We will have light snacks, sodas and water for your enjoyment.

Board Pilot (our 1914 pilot boat) for an evening cruise on San Diego Bay culminating in one of the best viewing platforms around for the San Diego Bay Fireworks Spectacular.

$40.00 per person
Boarding Check-in ends at 7:30pm
Returns after fireworks show approx 9:45pm

BUY NOW 4th Front Row Seats Fireworks aboard PILOT

Note: Pilot doesn't have restroom facilities.

Fireworks image behind Pilot is an artistic conception.

fireworks on the bay aboard californian4th of July Fireworks Sail.

Looking for an exhilarating experience?

View spectacular fireworks displays on San Diego Bay from aboard the Californian.

The Maritime Museum of San Diego is offering a end of day sail and then a fireworks cruise aboard the schooner Californian for the best fireworks views on the bay. Enjoy the spectacular lighting of the night sky and the wonderful reflections on the water all while aboard the Official Tall Ship of California.

$85.00 for adults
$65.00 for children 12 and under.
Boarding Check-in ends at 6:00pm
Returns after fireworks show approx 9:45pm

BUY NOW 4th of July Fireworks Cruise.

Fireworks image behind Californian is an artistic conception.

Independence, Stars and Stripes, and Fireworks. It's a day full of tradition.

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