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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Ships at Hyde Street Pier: Tours & Tickets

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Established in 1988, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park encompasses 34 acres, and has the most National Historic Landmarks of any unit in the National Park Service. In addition to the fleet of historic ships at Hyde Street Pier, the...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Hyde Street pier seems to be the center of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. There are historical ships, workshop demonstration, and a few things to show about maritime life for everyone. In addtion, visitors can see a good view of the Golden...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

very interesting tour and ship views, walking on these huge ships and see how the sailors were living on the ship, interesting and nice to visit

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jrali1
Reviewed 14 September 2019

An under-promoted gem of the Hyde St Pier, the 100-plus year-old scow schooner Alma sails regularly around the Bay. Don’t miss it! You’ll be sailing on a vintage restored vessel that I feel offers the smoothest bay sailing tour around (its a long, wide, flat...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

A must if in San Francisco an exhilarating experience good fun and great way to get around. $7 dollars one way but can get both ways or three day passed. Few lines so can see everywhere.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Carole C
Reviewed 18 August 2019

We had a lovely morning going through the boats and the Eureka also has antique cars on board too from its time as a car carrier. Admission price was fairly reasonable as the boats need money for further restoration. A seal came up to the...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 24 July 2019

Had a little time and visited the Hyde Street Pier, where ferries took cars across the bay before the Golden Gate Bridge was built. Views of said bridge and several old time ships, along with a great view of Alcatraz. It's a one- place- view-...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 13 July 2019 via mobile

Fascinating to go on these tall ships and to experience how precarious round the world voyages were in the past centuries. Very educational displays. Nice views of the bay. Saw sea lions at play. The SFO bay ferry in service until the Golden Gate Bridge...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank DoJH
Reviewed 30 May 2019

Here are the vessels that worked the Bay and the nearby ocean. Go see 'em, get on 'em! Visit the museum collections as well. The National Park Service deserves our thanks!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank BartSFCA
Reviewed 28 May 2019

We enjoyed the tour given by a park ranger very much. We learned a lot about San Francisco's history, from it's start as a minor port to today. Take the time to absorb the whole museum / ships.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank lesln
Reviewed 8 December 2018 via mobile

This area is within walking distance of Pier 39 area. Several floating pieces of history to explore. National park service does a great job of displaying the historical maritime history of the San Francisco Bay. Two to three hours and you’ll see everything for sure.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Great that you're travelling with your dog. We had to leave our dog at home (I'm living in Europe), so we were without dog. But the area in front of the Pier is kind of a small park, so should be perfect for a dog, lots of... More
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