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

Visit this link for information on Museum renovations and the anticipated two-year closure beginning September, 2019.  The Museum will remain open through Fleet Week and the Labor Day Weekend.

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.

Driving Directions from the 110 South Freeway: Take the Harbor Boulevard exit.  At the bottom of the ramp, bear right onto Harbor Blvd, and take a right onto 5th street.  At the next stop sign, make a left onto Palos Verdes Street.  Take the next left onto 6th Street. Continue on 6th, crossing Harbor Boulevard, and make a right turn directly in front of the museum. 

There is a free parking lot next to the Museum, on the former site of Acapulco Restaurant. There is also free street parking available.

Directions coming from the West:  Bear east on 22nd Street and take a left onto Miner Street. Follow signs to Harbor Boulevard.    Take a right at the intersection of Harbor and 6th Streets, and follow the parking directions above.

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.  Shoes and shirts are required.

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 and Museum Guides must lead each group. Call 310-548-2900,  Unguided school tours are not permitted, thank you for understanding. 

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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