SS Jeremiah O'Brien
SS Jeremiah O'Brien
4.5
Speciality MuseumsHistoric SitesShips
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Historic World War II ship docked at Pier 35, The Embarcadero in San Francisco. One of two remaining Liberty Class of ships, the Jeremiah made 11 trips from London to Normandy for the D-Day invasion to supply the war effort and carry troops.
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Neighborhood: Fisherman’s Wharf
Packed with family-friendly entertainment, quality hotels, and good food, there's something for everyone at Fisherman's Wharf. From street performers and historic cable cars to art galleries and museums, a postcard-worthy photo is available on every corner. Bring your appetite: seafood lovers will be rewarded with Dungeness crab and sourdough bread bowls, while Ghirardelli Square will satiate anyone's sweet tooth after a day at Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Don't forget to say hello to the adorable sea lions that make this neighborhood a true San Francisco treat.
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  • Susie J
    189 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Take time to visit this ship
    If you enjoy walking around war ships this one is a must you go go almost everywhere on this boat and the volunteers are most helpful and full of information taking time to really talk to you. Shame we missed one of her tourist voyages would have loved to have participated in that. $20 each an adult put worth every dollar.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 26, 2023
  • BostonExplorer32
    100 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Must See
    One of only two armed cargo Liberty Ships still afloat out of the 2,700 built. We caught the last day before her trip to dry dock for a month of restoration. So the ship was swarming with workers preparing her to sail. Everyone starting with Navy Veterans Jack & Dave at the ticket booth were so kind, knowledgeable & helpful. We tried to keep out of the workers’ way, but many turned, asked if we had any questions and then took the time to answer them. I’d budget at least an hour to explore the upper deck, mid deck quarters, museum, and the engine room. This is a highlight must-see if you’re visiting SF. Check update where she’s docked- recently moved from Pier 45 to 35. Also check out USS Pampanito submarine, still @ Pier 45.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 17, 2023
  • Barney M
    Palm Desert, California397 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    great
    i was just walking towards the warf and saw this and thought id check it out. i like history and boat museums and this did not disappoint. its a real steam vessel. reminded me of the movie sand pebbles with a steam engine. huge engine room and he told me only 4 guys to keep it running. its a must see in frisco
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 28, 2023
  • TheTunaFiles
    Perth, Australia43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent and well worth a visit
    The ship is a WWII Liberty ship, cargo carrier for the merchant navy. We could walk through every level of the ship, even down to the steam engine. There are lots of retired blokes around that will talk to you and answer any questions you have. A great find just beside Pier 39. Excellent views from the deck. Well worth a visit.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 20, 2024
  • Timo van den Berg
    Overtornea, Sweden95 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    History and a hidden gem
    A nice visit in San Francisco to this ship. We found it by accident, but it is really a hidden gem in the city, just between Alcatraz and Pier 39. We got helped by a very friendly lady, and she showed us around how to enter the ship itself. The ship has a rich history, and you can also see that from inside. We did spend around 2 hours to see the whole ship from inside, and the top deck. Even the machine room, you can visit that.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 11, 2024
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AJ
33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
When else do you get the opportunity to explore the halls and ladders of an old war ship? It was great fun getting to not just stand on deck but get up close and personal with all the details of this ship. We only stopped because we saw the sign and were a bit hesitant but I am so glad we jumped on the chance.
Written March 13, 2024
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Timo van den Berg
Overtornea, Sweden95 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
A nice visit in San Francisco to this ship. We found it by accident, but it is really a hidden gem in the city, just between Alcatraz and Pier 39. We got helped by a very friendly lady, and she showed us around how to enter the ship itself.

The ship has a rich history, and you can also see that from inside. We did spend around 2 hours to see the whole ship from inside, and the top deck. Even the machine room, you can visit that.
Written March 11, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

TheTunaFiles
Perth, Australia43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The ship is a WWII Liberty ship, cargo carrier for the merchant navy. We could walk through every level of the ship, even down to the steam engine. There are lots of retired blokes around that will talk to you and answer any questions you have. A great find just beside Pier 39. Excellent views from the deck. Well worth a visit.
Written February 20, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Barney M
Palm Desert, CA397 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
i was just walking towards the warf and saw this and thought id check it out. i like history and boat museums and this did not disappoint. its a real steam vessel. reminded me of the movie sand pebbles with a steam engine. huge engine room and he told me only 4 guys to keep it running. its a must see in frisco
Written October 28, 2023
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland18,540 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
SS Jeremiah O’Brien is located on one of the piers in San Francisco Bay. It’s a great old boat and at this stage it’s very old and deteriorating a bit. Well worth a visit.
Written October 9, 2023
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BostonExplorer32
Boston, MA100 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
One of only two armed cargo Liberty Ships still afloat out of the 2,700 built. We caught the last day before her trip to dry dock for a month of restoration. So the ship was swarming with workers preparing her to sail. Everyone starting with Navy Veterans Jack & Dave at the ticket booth were so kind, knowledgeable & helpful. We tried to keep out of the workers’ way, but many turned, asked if we had any questions and then took the time to answer them. I’d budget at least an hour to explore the upper deck, mid deck quarters, museum, and the engine room. This is a highlight must-see if you’re visiting SF. Check update where she’s docked- recently moved from Pier 45 to 35. Also check out USS Pampanito submarine, still @ Pier 45.
Written August 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Susie J
Cheshire189 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
If you enjoy walking around war ships this one is a must you go go almost everywhere on this boat and the volunteers are most helpful and full of information taking time to really talk to you. Shame we missed one of her tourist voyages would have loved to have participated in that. $20 each an adult put worth every dollar.
Written June 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

RandyS
Calgary, Canada372 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
It was a treat and an honor to be able to walk the passageways and climb the stairs of a real original Liberty ship. I didn't know any had survived the years until planning a visit to San Franscisco.

I visited each deck and cabin that was open to the public. And you can see from many of the out of bounds areas that this is indeed a living and working vessel still today. It is a great tribute to the merchant sailors who perished during the war that this vessel is alive and open for all to see.

I loved to see the huge radio sets, the triple expansion steam engine, and the ability to train the forward gun. Loved every minute of being aboard and took a lot of photos.
Written April 21, 2023
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Martha H
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Interesting to learn about the different parts of the ship. Hard to imagine so many people lived on the ship. We got to see the living and dining quarters. Got a chance to climb on the area with the guns and rotate them and look through the scope
Written March 22, 2023
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ZCC
Fife, UK148 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Great visit for people who have an interest- we went as my dad loves all these boats. We received a warm welcome from a very nice lady who gave us a little history about the boat and a map. Good value for money and plenty to see.
Written February 17, 2023
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