Discover the history of Los Angeles Harbor.
The Museum is located in the 1941 Municipal Ferry Terminal, now on the National Register of Historic Places. From 1941-1963, a ferry system transported thousands of passengers to the canneries, shipyards, and military bases on Terminal Island. From there they could make connections to neighboring cities and towns. Today the harbor is one of the world´s busiest, but the “ferry building” is still a place for making connections… to the community and our shared maritime experiences.
The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is a facility of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks, operating with the financial assistance of Friends of the Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
The Museum is a full member of the Council of American Maritime Museums.