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San Francisco Maritime Museum/Aquatic Park Bathhouse Building

900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
+1 415-561-7100
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Find everything seaworthy - ship models, ship relics, scrimshaw, whaling gear and figureheads - in this free maritime museum.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good35%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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900 Beach St, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, San Francisco, CA 94109-1002
Fisherman’s Wharf
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+1 415-561-7100
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved the photographic exhibition in this museum - photos that are over 100 years old and so evocative of the time in which they were taken. The Art Deco building is gorgeous too.

Thank DebbieWoWos
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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Fishermans Wharf prior to a cruise and discovered this in our wandering. The main building has art work. Then there's the Hyde pier with several vessels. We were there on Veteran's Day so admission to the ships was free. It was an...More

Thank Kathy P
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Reviewed September 7, 2017

I visited a little earlier than this review may suggest, but I have to say that this museum is a must see for those who enjoy maritime history. Pieces of ships that were part of the Bay Area historic culture are on display, and the...More

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Reviewed July 26, 2017 via mobile

If you enjoy history you will love this it was unbelievably informative and the exhibits were really interesting. Unfortunately we only found it late on in our stay and had to rush. But you could easily lose a day there

Thank Kevin C
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Reviewed June 13, 2017 via mobile

Small but fun aquarium. Great for young kids. It's an hour adventure with a great view the sharks in the overhead tunnels. Fantastic hands on exhibits just the right height for young kids. It is a great morning or after nap time activity.

Thank Hope1017
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Reviewed April 22, 2017

There was a national conference at the Maritime History Museum this week and the staff was amazing in their skills, their knowledge, and their service. This is a national treasure right on the bay. It may not be super glitzy, but it is deep and...More

Thank expectquality1942
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Reviewed April 7, 2017 via mobile

The museum is in a good location lots to do Fisherman's Wharf, Trolley cars and many restaurants.The museum is free the ships cost $10 to board. They are well worth the fee it's like stepping back in time with many interactive displays,photos and stories. We...More

2  Thank Steven F
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Reviewed February 22, 2017

Although I am not a museum person, this was a very interesting (and free) place to visit. It is right by Ghiradelli Square, and well worth visiting. Great views from the walkway too.

Thank Andrea R
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Reviewed January 27, 2017

So close to pier 39, we took a look and were amazed at the history presented in this small museum. Highly recommended!

Thank mikecathy j
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Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Nice building, not much inside. the only interesting piece was a part of an old ship they found buried in the city.

Thank Randy F
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