San Salvador Pacific Heritage Tour
Sail across the centuries and be part of history as the full-scale replica of the first European vessel to explore California’s coastline makes her next voyage offering visitors a variety of onshore exhibits and seagoing adventures. The next stop will be in Los Angeles at Los Angeles Maritime Museum.
Maritime Museum of San Diego brings the Pacific Heritage Tour featuring the 1542 Galleon replica San Salvador to Los Angeles Maritime Museum in San Pedro. San Salvador is a full-scale replica of explorer Juan Rodríguez Cabrillo's flagship, the first European vessel to explore California’s coast. Visitors can step aboard the ship and tour San Salvador’s dockside exhibit, or experience a 4-hour day sailing adventure.
San Salvador dockside tours are scheduled Friday, October 6 through Sunday, October 8 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Tickets are $12.00 for adults including seniors (ages 65 and older) and active military, $7 for children/students 17 and under. Children under 5 are free. Ticket prices include admission to Los Angeles Maritime Museum and a tour of the San Salvador.
Pacific Heritage Adventure 4-hour Day Sails aboard San Salvador are $99 per person Monday, October 9 through Wednesday, October 11. Space is limited. No sailing experience is required.
Cabrillo’s San Salvador: A Pacific Heritage Tour, commemorates the 1542 expedition led by explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo aboard the original San Salvador. Among Cabrillo’s many discoveries was present-day San Diego Bay, where the full-scale, seaworthy replica of his flagship galleon was built by skilled shipwrights and volunteers under the auspices of the Maritime Museum of San Diego. Twenty years in the planning and five years in construction, San Salvador is the Maritime Museum of San Diego’s newest educational platform, bringing rich Pacific maritime history to life for adventurers young and old. The Pacific Heritage Tour provides an opportunity for other California cities to share the experience.
October 6-11, 2017
Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Berth 84 Foot of 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
About the sponsor:
Maritime Museum of San Diego enjoys a worldwide reputation for excellence in restoring, maintaining, and operating historic vessels. The Museum has one of the world’s finest collections of historic ships, including the world’s oldest active ship, the Star of India. Maritime Museum of San Diego is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Museum is located at Star of India Wharf in downtown San Diego at 1492 North Harbor Drive, San Diego, CA 92101-3309. The telephone number for general inquiries is 619-234-9153.
The Los Angeles Maritime Museum is housed in the former Municipal Ferry Terminal building, located on the main channel of the Los Angeles Harbor. It was designed in the Streamline Moderne style by architect Derwood Lydall Irvin of the Los Angeles Harbor Department. The San Pedro Municipal Ferry Building is now a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Los Angeles Maritime Museum opened in 1979 because of widespread community efforts to save the historic building. The City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks operates the museum. The Museum is open Tuesday through Sunday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm and is located at Berth 84 in San Pedro, Foot of 6th Street, San Pedro, CA 90731. The telephone number for general inquiries is (310) 548-7618.