Hours and Directions

Museum Hours : Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm  (last entry 4:30pm)

Closed Mondays and Holidays.

Suggested Donation:  $5.00 Adults, $3.00 Seniors, Children 12 and under: free

Note: If using Google Maps, GPS, or other websites to obtain driving directions, enter the address as “600 Sampson Way, San Pedro CA 90731“. Google Maps does not recognize berth numbers.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION for Spring & Summer 2017:

Due to the Harbor Boulevard roadway project, Sampson Way and Harbor Boulevard have been reduced to one lane in each direction on weekends.

Driving Directions for Saturdays and Sundays

Please note that the left turn lane at Harbor and 6th is closed on Weekends due to construction.  Take the 110 Freeway South to the Harbor Boulevard/ Vincent Thomas Bridge exit.  Bear to the right off the ramp, to proceed south on Harbor Boulevard.  Remain on Harbor  for 2.3 miles and take a left onto 22nd Street, then turn left on Signal Street, which becomes Sampson Way.  The Museum is next to the Acapulco Restaurant.

Driving Directions for Visiting on a Weekday (Tuesday – Friday)

Take the 110 Freeway South to the Harbor Boulevard/ Vincent Thomas Bridge exit.  Bear to the right, to take Harbor Boulevard.  At the traffic light at the end of the ramp, bear right to proceed 1 mile south on Harbor Boulevard . The Museum is on the left, at the intersection of Harbor and 6th Streets.

Parking Information:

There is free parking in the Acapulco Restaurant lot, next to the Museum.

Free overflow parking lots on 22nd Street are also available, with a free trolley that stops in front of the Museum.

Please note: to ensure the safety of visitors and artifacts, no skateboards, scooters, or hover boards are allowed inside the Museum.  

Food and drink are not permitted, other than bottled water.  The Museum does not provide storage for food, drinks, or other prohibited items.

The museum is A.D.A. – accessible.

Group tours are available by appointment.

Student Tours for grades K – 12 are offered at no charge, but reservations are required.

Adjacent to the Museum,  at the foot of 6th Street,  is John S. Gibson Park. The park includes monuments to the US Navy heavy cruiser LOS ANGELES, the Fishing Industry Memorial, the Bloody Thursday Monument, and the American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial.

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