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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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You can walk about the ship check out the captains quarters the cargo hold where the crew stayed worthwhile kids would like this.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

You can walk about the ship check out the captains quarters the cargo hold where the crew stayed worthwhile kids would like this.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

As many times as I've been here, I never tire of wandering around the pier. Even if you don't go on any of the ships, you can still walk around and enjoy being by the water. Use your imagination and think of what it must have been like 150 years ago.

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Perry, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did not have this as part of our 'must see' plan, but I am so glad we took the time to enjoy it. There is a lot of interesting history that is presented very well. I have a new respect for the crews of the those sailing vessels and all the hardships that they endured. I... More 

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North Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

The vessels are in great condition for walking and learning about the past. The guides are wonderful, funny, and very knowledge.

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Boston
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

The maritime museum - in a classic WPA Art Deco building was tired and mostly closed (rate it poor). The dock with the ships was lively with a wonderful variety of vessels to board and on-dock exhibits and demonstrations. The family loved the latter. We only allowed an hour - should have made it 3 to fully explore all the... More 

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Larkspur, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

NPS has done a fabulous job in saving a slice of SF's maritime history - exhibits are well presented - great locale, great time spent there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Nothing astonishing for me, but if you're interested in well preserved ships, maritime history and interactive exhibits, then this is the park for you.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you are interested in the maritime history of SF, this is a very good museum with an informative video and excellent exhibits. (Don't confuse this with the Maritime Museum located 10 mins walk away, which does not at the moment have any interesting exhibits or films). The sign at the entrance says "National Park Visitor Center", and is located... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

You really get a great sense of San Fran past here. Learned a lot about a past many people don't hear about. Great way to start the day, see some big ships and get in the mood for the wharf! Great for little guys like my 5 year old.

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you like climbing on at your own pace and exploring, this is your place! Stay as long as you like. There were some interactive opportunities on the Alaskan salmon boat that were very interesting - and the songs stuck in my head. The tickets are good for 7 days, so you could go back over and over and see... More 

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