Maritime History Center


Maritime History Center
Celebrate Local History

Located in the Chilcote Family Custom House directly across from the brig Pilgrim , the Maritime History Center brings to life the history of Alta California from the 1840’s through the present day. Step in to 1840’s California to learn the ropes of a sailor aboard a trade ship, study the impact of Richard Henry Dana Jr. on American maritime laws, and share your own memories of your time aboard the replica brig Pilgrim. Admission to the Maritime History Center is Complimentary


Hours of Operation
Celebrate Our Local Maritime History

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Monday – Friday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm subject to availability
*call in advance to ensure operation

Open Most Holidays 10:00 am – 2:00 pm