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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
+1 415-447-5000
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Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the Hyde Street Pier or tour the fine collections of maritime lore.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sailing ship” (20 reviews)
“old cars” (13 reviews)
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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
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+1 415-447-5000
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"hyde street pier"
in 36 reviews
"sailing ship"
in 20 reviews
"old cars"
in 13 reviews
"fisherman's wharf"
in 49 reviews
"parks pass"
in 9 reviews
"these ships"
in 8 reviews
"visitor center"
in 20 reviews
"below deck"
in 5 reviews
"argonaut hotel"
in 6 reviews
"interesting exhibits"
in 5 reviews
"great views of alcatraz"
in 5 reviews
"free entry"
in 5 reviews
"history buff"
in 5 reviews
"the golden gate bridge"
in 28 reviews
"great museum"
in 7 reviews
"ghirardelli square"
in 10 reviews
"on display"
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Reviewed today

I don't know why this is not higher on things to do in San Fran, although it was nice having the ships and the park historian to ourselves for a little while. Much less touristy. They only had 3 ships available to board when we...More

Thank Angel S
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Reviewed 5 days ago

really neat to look at and take pictures. the area around there was clean and the people were nice too.. I had a lot of questions.

Thank foodlovingmom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're down near Fisherman's wharf seeking a respite from tourist crowds and trinket vendors, slip into the San Francisco Maritime museum and park. MUseum exhibits describe the history of San Francisco with a maritime slant and we found it very interesting. There s no...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Its great way to spend an hour or two while over by Ghirardelli Square. We enjoyed the old boats and the history museum.

Thank Josh S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is a wonderful place to take out of town visitors. Though the Balclutha was in dry dock for refurb when we stopped, the Eureka provides a wonderful look at transportation on the bay before the Golden Gate Bridge...More

Thank LightFighter
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to stop and look around and see some of San Fransisco's very interesting history! The employees are very friendly and knowledgable. There are some really fascinating exhibits.

Thank SES11
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Getting to walk around on the vessels from different periods of SF History was a treat. A little hard to get around on board. You’re on your own. Use the free guide on your cellphone. If you have a National Park pass it’s free. Otherwise...More

Thank Alan M
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

By American standards this may be good, but as Britian has a wealth of maritime history you will be disappointed.

Thank BagpussSurrey
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Reviewed March 18, 2018

Helpful staff, interesting history. Did not even know it was there but was a fun place to spend an hour on a very rainy afternoon in San Francisco.

Thank SHSVBMom
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Reviewed March 14, 2018

A lot to see on the ships and in the Museum across the street. If you have a National Parks pass it is good here.

Thank Stephen C
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I9018UKpatricial
September 15, 2017|
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Response from Buzzard92 | Reviewed this property |
There is Free parking in the wharf area. It goes really quickly though. I was able to park at Boudin Bakery and Cafe. We ate lunch and walked the rest of the Wharf to the museum and looked at the boats. If it is full, you... More
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I9018UKpatricial
September 15, 2017|
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Response from David C | Reviewed this property |
First, you can park along the street but the problem is it is 2 hours at a time so you have to feed the meter at 2 hours. It might be better to park in a lot. This place is cheap and not along walk to pier. Imperial... More
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