Museum/Program/Site States: California

San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum

The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier. The museum consists of the aircraft carrier Midway.

Whaler’s Cabin

The Whalers Cabin near Carmel, California, is a historic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is located in what is now Point Lobos State…

Vallejo Naval & Historical Museum

Museum with 5 galleries exploring the history of Vallejo & the U.S. naval base at Mare Island.

USS Pampanito

USS Pampanito, a Balao-class submarine, was a United States Navy ship, the third one named for the pompano fish. She completed six war patrols from 1944 to 1945 and served…

USS Midway Museum

The USS Midway Museum is a maritime museum located in downtown San Diego, California at Navy Pier.

USS Hornet Museum

The USS Hornet Museum is a museum ship in Alameda, California, US. It is composed of the USS Hornet (CV-12) aircraft carrier, exhibits from the NASA Apollo moon exploration missions, and several retired aircraft from the Second World War and the transonic and early supersonic jet…

U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II – S.S. Lane Victory

The S.S. Lane Victory is owned and operated by the United States Merchant Marine Veterans of World War II (USMMVWWII); a nationwide, tax-exempt, non-profit historical and educational institution.

Tiburon Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum

More than a pretty waterfront town, Tiburon has a rich railroad and maritime history, which is captured in the Railroad & Ferry Depot Museum.

Queen Mary

This ornate floating hotel aboard an iconic 1936 ocean liner is moored at Long Beach, 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Banning Museum

The Banning Museum engages visitors in a living history experience, showing how the family lived worked, and entertained. Through it’s educational programs, it gives third, fourth and fifth-graders opportunities to…

Tahoe Maritime Museum

Permanent and temporary exhibits looking at the impact of maritime culture on the Lake Tahoe area.

SS Red Oak Victory

SS Red Oak Victory ia a U.S. military Victory ship of the Boulder Victory Class cargo ship used in the Second World War.

SS Jeremiah O’Brien

SS Jerimiah O’Brien is a Liberty ship built during World War II and named for Revolutionary War Ship Captain Jerimiah O’Brien. Now based in San Francisco, she is a rare…

Santa Barbara Maritime Museum

The mission of SBMM is to preserve and celebrate the maritime heritage of the California Coast and present it to the public in an interesting and exciting way.

San Francisco Maritime National Park Association

The Maritime Park Association operates a number of education programs to realize our goal of increasing the understanding of our nation’s rich maritime history.