The 1542 replica galleon San Salvador will be at Channel Islands Maritime Museum August 30 through September 2.
Now is your chance to see the San Salvador in person as she makes her stop during the Fall 2019 Pacific Heritage Tour: A New Voyage Of Exploration.

The San Salvador under the command of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo arrived at the port we now call San Diego on September 28, 1542, before proceeding further north in search of new trade routes. She was the first recorded European vessel to sail along California, and survey its coastline. Her expeditionaries established a generally friendly first contact with the indigenous peoples of that coast. The San Salvador must be considered the founding ship of San Diego and of the State of California. As such, she functions as an “origin symbol” ship for San Diego and the West Coast in much the same way as the Mayflower is the origin symbol ship of New England. Her story represents the beginning of a common heritage for the peoples of California, both past and present. Tickets are available at