|The Star of India is the world's oldest active ship. She began her life on the stocks at Ramsey Shipyard in the Isle of Man in 1863. Iron ships were experiments of sorts then, with most vessels still being built of wood. Within five months of laying her keel, the ship was launched into her element. She bore the name Euterpe, after the Greek goddess of music.
Maritime Museum of San Diego
1492 North Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
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.
There is metered parking in front of the museum limited to 2 hours.
coins can be added for additional time. Meters are not enforced after
6:00 p.m. on weekdays or on Sundays and holidays.There are also several day lots (pay to park) within a few blocks of the museum including: Broadway and Harbor Drive, Kettner and Cedar, Kettner and Beech and a large parking structure at Columbia and "C". Also parking is available at the County Administration Center (pay to park, enter off Ash Street between Harbor Drive and Pacific Coast Highway) on weekends and holidays only.
Seniors (62 and over) $9
Active Military (with valid military ID) $9
Children (6-17) $8
Children 5 and under are free
Museum members are always free
*General admission includes entrance to all of the museum's historic ships and the exhibits on board.