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Maritime Museum Of San Diego Hosts Popular 4th Of July Events

Choose from a social-distancing dinner plus nighttime cruise to watch Bayfront fireworks. Museum extends hours, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for 4th of July holiday.

Maritime Museum of San Diego, serving as the community memory of our seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting our rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the Pacific world, invites San Diegans and regional visitors to celebrate Fourth of July at the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Plans call for an exciting pre-fireworks kick-off at the Museum with a demonstration of historical gunnery to ignite the celebration, the largest collection of fully operational artillery west of the Mississippi.

Two Options

The Museum has two options to choose from; social distancing dinner ashore or an evening bay cruise. Space is limited. Reservations are required. Each activity includes general admission to tour the Maritime Museum of San Diego's historical vessels and open exhibits.

The observation deck of the Museum's historic 1898 steam ferryboat Berkeley offers guests a spectacular view of the fireworks over San Diego Bay. The holiday dinner will be provided on the upper deck interior of the 1898 Victorian-era steam ferryboat Berkeley, with one seating to enjoy your meal from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Guests may check–in for dinner anytime between 5:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:00 p.m. Prices for dinner tickets are $50.00 for adults and $25.00 or children 12 and under. Dinner reservations are required in advance. Reservation tickets available here: https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/4th-of-july-celebrations/

A scrumptious summertime menu is in store for all guests. Adults can enjoy BBQ pulled pork with bun, roasted chicken with BBQ sauce, coleslaw, and potato salad. watermelon wedges and double fudge brownies. The children's menu features BBQ chicken, grilled hotdog, potato salad, watermelon wedges and brownies. Grilled garden burgers will also be available and must be requested at the time of reservation.

Guests can also join a Bayfront cruise on one of the Museum's smaller historic engine powered vessels with boarding at 7:30 for 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. chance to view fireworks from the water for just $40.00 per person. Passengers board at Maritime Museum of San Diego. Beverages not available aboard. Reservation tickets available here.https://sdmaritime.org/visit/public-events/4th-of-july-celebrations/

For guests purchasing general admission tickets the day of Sunday, July 4, several ships plus the mooring platform located directly behind the Berkeley will be open to view the fireworks show. However, capacity is limited.

Maritime Museum of San Diego is located at 1492 N. Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309 (between Grape and Ash St.) and encompasses a collection of several historic vessels including the world's oldest active sailing ship, Star of India. Parking is metered for a maximum of three hours. Alternative parking options or rideshare services may be helpful on this holiday weekend. Click here for, Parking & Public Transportation information. https://sdmaritime.org/visit/general-museum-information/

About The Maritime Museum Of San Diego

The Maritime Museum of San Diego experience includes admission to a world-class collection of historic sailing ships, steam-powered boats, and submarines, each offering entertaining and educational exhibits. The 501c3 non-profit Museum enjoys an international reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels including the world's oldest active sailing ship, Star of India.

Maritime Museum of San Diego is ranked as one of the nation's top attractions offering self-guided tours, docent guided-group tours, tall ship charters, year round public events, educational programs, and a distinctive venue for corporate/private events. The Museum is open daily along Star of India Wharf at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309.


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