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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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Nice variety of historical vessels

We didn't actually have enough time to tour all four historical vessels but they cover an excellent variety. And inside each vessel is a small museum. The park staff are helpful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We didn't actually have enough time to tour all four historical vessels but they cover an excellent variety. And inside each vessel is a small museum. The park staff are helpful and willing to answer questions

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This could be the highlight of your trip to San Francisco! Contact the National Park Service as soon as you know you’re going to be in San Francisco and make reservations to go out on the Alma, a restored 1891 sailing vessel that has been plying these waters for over a century. Not only do you get a scenic, narrated... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Nice to get some Maritime history while in SF. Interesting stuff to see and read. nice to get away from touristy crap.

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Lancashire, England
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We called in here to avoid the rain but found it very interesting. It is free and certainly well worth a visit if you are in the Fisherman's Wharf area.

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Upper Marlboro, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Decently priced, very informative! I loved the ships which were loaded with information, and the pier is breathtaking!

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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Start with the National Park Visitor Center...it's free and very informative about the history of San Francisco, and displays info about many other national parks in the area. Touring the ships at Hyde Pier is fun and provides great views, as does the Municipal Pier. Kids 16 & under are free, and there is a nominal $5 entry fee for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a great value and a fun way to spend an hour or so in fishermans wharf. My 9 yo loved touring the ships!

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The park includes a fleet of historic vessels, a visitor center, a maritime museum, and a library/research facility. The park is sometimes referred to as the San Francisco Maritime Museum, its former 1951 name that changed in 1978 when the collections were acquired by the National Park Service. Today's San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park was authorized in 1988; the... More 

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Southfield, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This surprising national park is located on the busy, commercial Fisherman’s Wharf and consists of two museums, one indoor and one outdoor. The indoor museum is free and is a well-done walk through, including a short wide-screen movie and displays a variety of artifacts on the importance of shipping for the growth of San Francisco. Across the street on the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

What an amazing day out the museum is interesting telling the story of San Francisco and the Gold Rush native Amercian history etc. The Ships are fascinating on the pier which is free to walk along or you pay just $5 dollars to go on board them all ! Amazing value. The view is wonderful and if hot like the... More 

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Additional Information about San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park

Address: 499 Jefferson St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone Number: 415-447-5000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Fisherman’s Wharf
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

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