Hours and Directions


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

Closed Mondays and Holidays

Suggested Donation:  $3.00 Adults, $1.00 Seniors, Children: free

In honor of the 10th Annual Southern California “Museums free for All” day, the Museum will be FREE on Saturday, January 31.  Enjoy your visit! 

The museum is A.D.A. – accessible.

Group tours are available by appointment.

We are located approximately 20 miles south of the Los Angeles International Airport. From the freeways, take 110 South [Harbor Freeway] to the Harbor Boulevard off ramp, and turn right onto Harbor Boulevard. Go one mile to 6th Street, and turn left.  Note: If using Google Maps, GPS, or other websites to obtain driving directions, enter our address as “600 Sampson Way, San Pedro CA 90731“. Google Maps does not recognize berth numbers.

The Museum is located at the foot of 6th Street in 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.  The Museum is a special facility of the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks.

Free parking for visitors with disabilities  is available across the street from the Museum, at the southwest corner of 6th Street and Sampson Way.

The new Downtown Harbor is now open! Enjoy this YouTube video to learn more!

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