<b>Team Ferry</b> - The Ferry transporting cars and passengers across the Main Channel. <b>Municipal Ferry Building</b> - The Ferry Building, Main Channel and Terminal Island. <b>Ace and the Islander</b> - Two ferries in Los Angeles Harbor. <b>Islander</b> - Heading to our dock on a five-minute trip across the Main Channel. Fishing Boats Tied up by Cannery, Terminal Island


Discover the history of Los Angeles Harbor on land or at sea. Our hardworking harbor tug ANGELS GATE provides educational tours while our historic museum building houses fascinating exhibits, a research library, a ham radio station, and a gift shop. Read more ...


Our enthusiastic guides will help you learn how the harbor grew from a lonely mudflat to a hub of international trade. School tours and group tours for all ages are offered year-round. Read more ...


“Tattoos & Scrimshaw: the Art of the Sailor” will be on exhibit from April through December 13, 2015. Read more ...

Sea Chest Gift Shop News

Special Recent Posts

Announcing a Library Sale...

Announcing a Library Sale...

May 26th, 2015

Books that are duplicates or otherwise taken out of our collection are ready for your inspection! Books are generally in very good to excellent condition and would be wonderful additions to your own c[...]

Jewelry from the Sea

Jewelry from the Sea

December 10th, 2014

Museum members receive discounts on all Sea Chest purchases. All proceeds from the shop support the Museum's educational programs and exhibits.[...]

New Nautical Books in the Sea Chest Gift Shop

New Nautical Books in the Sea Chest Gift Shop

September 7th, 2014

Discover a selection of books on the history of Los Angeles Harbor at the Sea Chest Gift Shop! To purchase, please visit the Museum during open hours from Tuesday through Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. [...]

Green Toys---Fun and Good for the Earth!

Green Toys---Fun and Good for the Earth!

April 9th, 2014

The Sea Chest Museum Shop is proud to carry Green Toys. Each toy is made in the USA from recycled milk jugs! Do something good for the earth and support the Museum at the same time! Members rece[...]

Museum News

News from the Museum:

Upcoming Events and More! Read more ...

Upcoming Events

Special Events: Join us on December 5 for the annual boat parade and Museum toy drive! Read more ...

From the Collection

Did you know that (like most museums) the L.A. Maritime Museum can only exhibit a fraction of its artifacts at one time? Here are some highlights from the Museum's collection:

An early model of a purse seiner, the DEL RIO is a recent addition to the Museum collections. Read more ...

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