The mission of the Maritime Museum of San Diego is to serve as the community memory of seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world!
The Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining and operating historic vessels. The museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship Star of India! The Museum is kid friendly and encourages hands on experiences for families. Many of ships go sailing, whale watching, or just cruise around the bay also contains a world renowned research library as well as a retail shop with lots of souvenirs, historic and academic books or memorabilia for sale. The Maritime Museum of San Diego offers something for everyone!