San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park
4.5
Speciality MuseumsNational ParksEducational sites
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 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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sanrionjb
Philadelphia, PA81 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I've been to San Francisco quite a few times and I had some free time before another activity I was doing near the wharf started so I checked this out. I found it interesting and I learned a lot, it wasn't crowded, and the views were great. I was there around one hour but actually could've spent a little more time between the ships and the museum. There are some ships there that are in disrepair. I have the National Park Pass, but honestly not sure I would've gone if I had to pay admission but at the same time I understand sites like this need reasonable entrance costs to maintain the historic structures.
Written June 6, 2024
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Revathi
San Ramon, CA47 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family

If you're into history or old sailing ships, this place is super fun!
You get to see cool views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and the Bay! Check out the Balclutha, an old ship from the late 1800s. Walk on the deck, discover various parts of the ship, and find out how they sailed and lived on it.
Written November 21, 2023
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Dr Javed Rasheed
Chennai (Madras), India2,731 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
Visited this place on 14th of May 2023. The San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is located in San Francisco, California, United States. The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility. Located in the Fisherman's Wharf neighborhood, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park offers sights and stories of Pacific Coast. As a travel enthusiast, I wandered around and took a few pics of our visit as each destination has a story to tell…
Dr. Javed Rasheed
Written October 30, 2023
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Kevin B
Mount Juliet, TN2,327 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
My wife and I love visiting locations within the National Park System and this is a very fun one to visit if you're near Fisherman's Wharf. There's six ships to visit on Hyde St Pier and it's $15/person to tour the ships (free if you have the America the Beautiful pass). We really enjoyed touring these historic ships and learning more about the maritime history of the area. I'd recommend giving yourself 1-2 hours to tour the area and you could easily spend more time. It's a fun place to visit overall!
Written October 17, 2023
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fscal
Decatur, AL5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
Very interesting collection of historic vessels, unfortunately many not accessible and in poor repair. Free with a US National Parks Senior Pass.
Written March 26, 2023
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Tommy599
Two Rivers, WI874 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We then went down to the Hyde Street pier to the San Francisco Maritime Museum. This is a national park run facility, so we all got in free by showing our park lifetime senior pass we had purchased several years ago for $10 (cost now is $80).
There are six historical ships floating in the museum area you are free to visit, but this grouping of ships and features is nothing like what we had seen in the privately run park at Mystic Seaport in Connecticut. Bottom line (TOM’s Personal opinion) = if you have to pay to get into this S.F. Maritime Museum (as of today there is LOTS of SLOW restoration work going on most of the vessels), suggest skipping a visit to this park, unless you are a hard core ship guy like me.
Written December 29, 2022
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KWT-traveler
Huntley, MT225 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Visitors Center is a must see! Excellent displays and information regarding the maritime history that shaped the history of San Francisco. The exhibits are amazing. Across that street the pier and ships are neat to see but they were all closed during our visit. The maritime museum had great murals but very little else to see. So bottom line see the free visitors center, pay for the ship tours if open and skip the maritime museum or plan on a very short visit for the murals.
Written November 26, 2022
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Patricia A
21 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We were on a road trip so bought our America the Beautiful National Parks Pass which is $80 and valid for a year. It meant that we could visit this and all the other National Parks on our trip and save a fortune in doing so. It was lovely to read the history of the boats and wander about without the crowds along the bay. A nice way to spend an hour or so.
Written June 19, 2022
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Amit-Sheetal
San Francisco, CA297 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Amazing location to watch 4th of July Fireworks! Get in there by 7:30 pm which is still early on a summer evening and get a good place to watch the fireworks
Written May 22, 2022
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111familyman111
Denver, CO995 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
Stroll though park was a good experience see ships and learn about history.

Worth the trip if like to see what it was like for those that settled SF.

Nice leisurely stroll if want to burn off energy for children

Maritime museum has indoor exhibit building next door that is also worthwhile and is free to enter.
Written September 14, 2021
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