Hours and Directions



The Museum will be CLOSED on Easter Sunday, April 20th.

•Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
•Last entry is 4:30 pm.
•Closed Mondays & Holidays

Requested donation: Adults $3.00,  Senior Citizens $1.00

(Children 17 and under: Free)

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 is available in the lot across the street from Acapulco Restaurant, south of the Museum.

Parking for disabled visitors is available across the street from the Museum, at the southwest corner of 6th Street and Sampson Way.

Enjoy a virtual tour on Armchair Traveler on youtube.com!

Note to researchers: Our research library and archives are open by appointment. Please contact the librarian at 310-548-7618 extension 215 to plan your visit.

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