San Pedro - A Whale of a Town


American Merchant Marine Veterans Memorial

Angel's Gate Lighthouse

Angel's Gate Recreation Center

The Arcade Building

Assistance League of San Pedro Post Office

Averill Park

Banning Residence Museum

(Old) Beacon Street Fountain

Bogdanovich Park

Cabrillo Beach

Cabrillo Beach Bathhouse

Cabrillo Marina

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium

Danish Castle

Dodson House

Drum Barracks Civil War Museum

Fireboat #2

Fishing Industry Memorial

Fishermen's Wharf

Fort MacArthur

Fort MacArthur Military Museum

Friendship Park

Harbor View House

Harbor View Cemetery

Korean Bell

Maritime Museum

Marine Mammal Care Center

Muller House Museum

Old St. Peter's Episcopal Church

Old San Pedro

Peck House

Point Fermin Lighthouse

Point Fermin Park

Point Vicente Interpretive Center

Point Vicente Lighthouse

Ports O' Call Village

Post Office

Royal Palms State Beach

SS Lane Victory

South Coast Botanic Garden


The Trolley

22nd Street Landing

U.S.S. Los Angeles Naval Memorial

Vincent Thomas Bridge

Warner Grand Theatre

Wayfarers Chapel

Worldport LA


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Los Angeles Maritime Museum (formerly the Municipal Ferry Building)
Los Angeles Maritime Museum
(formerly the Municipal Ferry Building)

Built in 1941, this Public Works Administration (WPA) "Streamlined Moderne" building was the base for an auto ferry which crossed the channel at regular intervals from San Pedro to a sister building on Terminal Island. It served navy personnel, fishing industry employees, and people who wished to avoid the long circuitous route through Wilmington and Industrial Long Beach. With the completion of the Vincent Thomas Bridge in 1963, ferry operations ceased, and the building became an overflow office for the Harbor Department.

Saved from demolition by historically-minded citizens, the building has been beautifully restored, and now houses the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Exhibits highlight the history of Los Angeles and include ship and boat models, the fishing and canning industry, the US Navy, figureheads, and an amateur radio station.

Try your hand at tying any of the 64 types of seaman's knots on display. Grip the wheel of a 19th-century sailing ship. Visitors can views an old fishing boat and a tugboat while watching ships in the harbor, or participate in classes on such topics as small boat handling, scrimshaw, celestial navigation, and ship model building.

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

Group tours are available by appointment. Adults $3.00, Youth and Senior Citizens $1.00, Children 17 and under Free.

Los Angeles Maritime Museum
Berth 84 at the foot of 6th Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 548-7618

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Official Los Angeles Maritime Museum Web Site

Los Angeles Maritime Museum Interactive Panorama

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