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Attraction tickets do not have to be used on the same day.
Old Town Trolley Tours: As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Maritime Museum: The world-renown Maritime Museum of San Diego was founded in 1948 by a group of local historians and maritime experts. Here visitors from around the globe come to walk the decks of the magnificent Star of India, the world’s oldest active sailing ship.
As you explore the scenic coastal landscape, you’ll learn why San Diego is called “America’s Finest City.” Since 1989, Old Town Trolley Tours has provided sightseeing tours highlighting the best of San Diego. Hop aboard one of our trolleys and you’ll experience Transportainment, a delightful combination of transportation and entertainment. Our friendly conductors narrate the San Diego tour with a fascinating and fun mix of trivia and humorous stories. It will be our pleasure to guide you through the birthplace of California on one of our orange and green trolleys.
Old Town Trolley Tours is the best way to see the city. Because we showcase the best of San Diego and Coronado, you can avoid costly parking and city driving. The tour is also designed so that you can hop on and off and explore on your own at any time. With frequent pickups at all our stops, this helps you avoid walking long distances.
Visit the world’s oldest active sailing ship at the San Diego Maritime Museum. The 1863 Tall Ship – Star of India has sailed around the world 21 times, has been trapped in Alaskan ice, and was made ‘American’ by an Act of Congress. You definitely do not want to miss one of the most popular San Diego Attractions located close to the Embarcadero Marina.
The Maritime Museum of San Diego features a world-class collection of historic vessels including sailing ships, steam-powered boats, submarines, Vietnam Era Swift-boats and one of the oldest Pilot Boats still in operation. They represent a unique set of international, national and state narratives. You will be invited to step aboard each of the historic ships, where you will explore and discover their rich, living history. The mission of the Maritime Museum of San Diego is to serve as the community memory of one’s seafaring experience by collecting, preserving, and presenting rich maritime heritage and historic connections with the world.
Hop on and off at any of our 10 convenient stops.
Stop A - Old Town 4010 Twiggs St.
Stop B - Embarcadero 1004 N. Harbor Drive
Stop C - Seaport Village 480 Kettner Blvd.
Stop E - Horton Plaza Broadway Circle at Horton Plaza
Stop F - Gaslamp Quarter 4th and Island Ave.
Stop H - Coronado - McPs 1107 Orange Ave., Coronado, CA
January 1 – February 28, October 29 – December 31:
9:00am – 5:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 3:00pm from Old Town)
March 1 – June 15, July 4, August 20 – October 28:
9:00am – 6:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 4:00pm from Old Town)
June 16 – July 3, July 5 – August 19:
9:00am – 7:00pm
(Last full tour departs at 5:00pm from Old Town)
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Special Event Dates
(Events may cause delays, closed streets & tour stops)
Memorial Weekend – May 26-28, Rock-N-Roll Marathon – June 3, Independence Day – July 4, Comic Con – July 19-22, AFC Half Marathon – August 19, Labor Day Weekend – September 1-3, December Nights – November 30-December 1.
Open most every day of the year (some ships may be closed for special events).
9:00 am – 8:00 pm including all holidays.
Summer hours starting Memorial Day: Open until 9:00 pm through Festival of Sail which falls on Labor Day Weekend.