Hours and Directions

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

Closed Mondays and Holidays.  Closed on Mother’ Day, Sunday May 14, 2017.

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.


Due to the Harbor Boulevard roadway project, Sampson Way and Harbor Boulevard have been reduced to one lane in each direction.   Driving  south on Harbor Boulevard from the freeway or Vincent Thomas Bridge exits, remain on Harbor and take a left onto 22nd Street, then turn left on Signal Street, which becomes Sampson Way.   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.

 Enjoy this YouTube video to learn more! about the Downtown Harbor, offering free tie-ups to recreational boaters.

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