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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park: Tours & Tickets

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
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Reviewed yesterday

The Park is located at the end of the Fisherman's Wharf the area near Hyde Street Pier (the main area of the Park). A great place to learn about the area water and the history of people in this area. The Visitor Center also has...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Prawet J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A fair bit to look at in the area with the seaway, park and the ships. I visited on a beautiful day and it waa quiet early in the morning. i went for a walk to the end of the seaway. A number of fisherman,...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank klkh2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ships were very interesting to see and experience up close of the inside workings and construction.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Mark M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The San Francisco Maritime Nation Park is very nice. The best part are the two old sailing ships. Self-guided tours of them are very informative. The operating steam engine is also very cool.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank TooOldtoRun
Reviewed 11 September 2019

Right in front of Ghirardelli Square overlooking the bay. There are historic working boats docked at the Hyde Street pier where you can view them , they go back to 1886. the Hercules. For $10, you get aboard the Balclutha, the Eureka, and the Hercules.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank rschagrin
Reviewed 8 September 2019

The ships were grand, the waterfront a world-class beauty, but what I remember best about the visit were the finely detailed black-and-white photographs, displayed inside the Maritime Museum, of old seafaring San Francisco. Take time to study them closely. The clothing, the facial expressions, the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank William M
Reviewed 2 September 2019 via mobile

I was on a business trip and only had an afternoon to explore the bay. Decided to walk from Fort Mason to Pier 39 and take in the sights and sounds. Walking along the water and onto the piers was very nice. Didn't have to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank stazandgazer
Reviewed 19 August 2019

Again, I love this spot by fisherman wharf. To see the old ships and land marked harbor really took me aback. Great rangers with great story's can't be missed. Stayed here for an hour and ran out of time. The old paddle boat " the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael A
Reviewed 16 August 2019

We actually found this by accident when we were trying to find Ghirardelli Square...and really glad we did. Unfortunately we didn't have a lot of time to explore it, so we stuck to the free exhibits but it all looked very well presented and a...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Toowoombatourist
Reviewed 15 August 2019

We didn't see this in our guide books and stumbled upon it on our way to Ghirardelli Square. It's a fun place to stop to check out a steam engine and the ships. Across the street is a small visitors' center and museum. We learned...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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I9018UKpatricial
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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15 September 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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