Another way to learn about boats of all kinds and more about sailing life, is to visit a maritime museum. Our favorite is the San Francisco Maritime Musuem in San Francisco. There you can see many beautiful model boats, photographs and exhibits showing the maritime history of San Francisco, hear stories and get a great view of the bay, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and Alacatraz. Look around at these maritime museums to learn more about the history of sailing and the Age of Exploration.

San Francisco Maritime National Park

San Diego Maritime Museum

Los Angeles Maritime Museum

Maritime Heritage Project

Ventura County Maritime Museum

Pt. Arena Lighthouse and Musuem