Maritime Museum of San Diego, Location, Operating Hours, and Public Transportation options

Location, hours, map

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 - Street Address:
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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Hours of Operation:
Open most every day of the year (some ships can be closed for special events)
9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Summer hours starting at Memorial Day open until 9:00 p.m. till Festival of Sail.
During Festival of Sail (Labor Day weekend) Friday - Sunday 9:00a.m. - 7:00p.m., Monday 9:00a.m. - 5:00p.m.

San Salvador Build-site Village at Spanish Landing Ntc - Street Address:
4300 North Harbor Drive
Turn on Spanish Landing Way off North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92106


Hours of Operation:
San Salvador Build-site at Spanish Landing
Daily 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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Big Bay Shuttle

The Big Bay Shuttle runs from May 23, 2014 through September 2, 2014 Click here for information.


Metered Port Parking Spaces:
The lot directly in front of the Maritime Museum has Port of San Diego metered spaces. They are enforced 10:00am - 8:00pm Monday - Sunday. Good for up to 3 hours. Port does routinely check if a car has been parked for longer than 3 hours and will ticket. 3 hour time limit applies to Sundays on Port parking. These spaces are not available during some special events and during Festival of Sail.


Day Lots:
There are also several day lots (pay to park) within a few blocks of the museum including:
County garage across the street holds about 257 cars, pricing varies $10~$20 per car.
The Midway lot is open to the public.
Take the trolley. Trolley stations have lots at El Cajon, Amaya, Grossmont, Qualcom, Mission Valley, Fashion Valley and Old Town.


Parking lot location websites:
Port of San Diego - Downtown San Diego Waterfront Area Parking
San Diego - Southwest Little Italy/Northwest Columbia
Park Me
Best Parking
Or download a mobile parking lot app.

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