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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1314
Fisherman’s Wharf
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All reviews hyde street pier sailing ship old cars fisherman's wharf these ships parks pass tall ship visitor center below deck small fee argonaut hotel museum is free interesting exhibits history buff great views of alcatraz ghirardelli square great museum
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Reviewed 5 days ago

San Francisco is the most beautiful city in America. This National Park is unique and wonderful. The long stroll on the spit allows one to look back to Ghiradelli Square with the Transamerica Building in the frame. Mix it up with locals and tourists. Easy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank bill s
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This National Historical Park of San Francisco's maritime history is actually composed of many parts: the Visitor Center in the old Argonaut Hotel (at Hyde and Jefferson), the Hyde Street Pier (a collection of historic ships and display across the street from the Visitor Center),...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank interceptpubs
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Normally I like the offerings at the Maritime National Historic Park but this time we were disappointed. We were there in the off season and only the Eureka was available for touring. The seasonal staff are gone and the other ship displays were closed off....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Richard R
Reviewed 18 October 2018

The museum is in two parts, the ships across the roadway alongside the pier and the inside area that forms a part of the Argonaut hotel building. I only had time to visit the latter but did have a couple of minutes to see the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GTSSurrey
Reviewed 16 October 2018

If you are interested in history especially maritime, this is the place for you. Many examples of ships, demonstrations and good signage make this a pleasant stop. This would also be a good place for children who like boats. You are able to board some...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank janice b
Reviewed 10 October 2018

The park ranger was so knowledgeable - without him the displays were less inviting. The museum is a quick tour and so close to a nice beach - no cost. we enjoyed it

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 390maryjos
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The gracefulness of this tall ship reminded me of the exploits of my grandfather who was a Merchant Seamen, he sailed on these type of ships in the early part of his life, the Maritime museum reminded me of the first time I ever stepped...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank croatianbriar
Reviewed 4 October 2018

I knew nothing about this until we walked past on the waterfront. Fascinating maritime history and great to be able to walk around the boats and tugs. The Eureka was our highlight - a vehicle ferry in the days before the Golden Gate Bridge when...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Brent J
Reviewed 21 September 2018

Real ships you can tour, as well as a museum with all kinds of watercraft. The swimming area is within walking distance. Perfect day for lovers of history and especially people traveling with little boys. I've been to many maritime museums and this one is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kimberly U
Reviewed 17 September 2018

If you are close to this National Park take the time to have a look around. Plenty of useful information to read as you walk around the site giving you the history associated with each ship, enjoyed funfpdung out about 5he ferry that used to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth
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15 September 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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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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