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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

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Address: 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: 415-447-5000
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Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Visitors can take a workshop on boatbuilding, board a vessel docked at the...
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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Pleasant way to spend half a day

My wife and I came here while on our honeymoon. After having breakfast at the Buena Vista Cafe (see my review if interested) and taking in a (very short) tour of the USS... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Tallahassee, Florida

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Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I came here while on our honeymoon. After having breakfast at the Buena Vista Cafe (see my review if interested) and taking in a (very short) tour of the USS Pampanito, we came over to the Maritime NHP to check out Aquatic Park and the two piers. We did not take in the bath house tour; tours... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed all of the ships but particularly the ferry shuttle and the clippership. Guides on ship were able to answer most of our questions. The visitors center across the street has some displays worth stopping in to see. They also have clean public restrooms. Take your National Park Pass and you get in to the exhibit for free.

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Milwaukee, WI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

At the Hyde Street Pier is a National Maritime Historical Monument featuring the classic old schooners of yore. Most of it is an on-your-own trip through these magnificent sea vessels. Definitely worth the time.

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Stockton
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The setting is gorgeous, steps away from Fisherman's Wharf and Bustle are amazing old ships, definitely pay to board. And if you're lucky you'll see people swimming in the frigid waters and seals barking. A must for lovers of tall ships.

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Winter Springs
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was really great. If you are a Senior then bring your American Park Pass with you as you do not have to pay for admission.

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Farnham, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I love nature, and I really enjoyed my visit to the botanical garden. Specially the Scent garden, where you can touch and scent different plants. Very interesting.

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Birmingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Entry to the visitor centre is free, it's next door to The Argonaut Hotel on the corner of Hyde & Jefferson. Very informative with interactive displays, you can view nautical equipment and learn about the history. You can then walk across the road along Hyde Pier, Pier entry is free but if you want to board the boats there is... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Worth the $5 for the on boat experience. Admission is good for 7 days and we visited twice at the request of our 5 year old boy. He loved the tall ship and going up and down stairs and into little niches like the captains quarters.

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San Francisco, Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

This is it! Of course there is a fee to actually tour the boats and i actually encourage you to do so.... The non profit sure needs it.... But if you just want to see old boats up close from the outside and free, well then head over and check out the lovely boats here. As a bonus you get... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

If you are interested in historical ships, this is a must. They are located at the Hyde Street Pier. For about $5 per person you can go through some of the ships. There are a few open to the public, such as the Eureka and Balclutha. The ships have information placards placed about. We walked through the Eureka and were... More 

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